LGBT Student Organizations

Pride Foundation: Pride Foundation provides post-secondary (college, etc) educational scholarships to current and future lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and straight-ally leaders and role models from Alaska, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, and Washington. In collaboration with our scholarship partners at the GSBA, we are proud to support LGBTQ and straight ally students! Together, we offer nearly 50 different scholarships, but only one application to complete. Pride Foundation’s LGBTQ and straight ally scholarship program is one of the largest of its kind in the country with specific scholarships for students of color, students raised by LGBT parents, and more!

Equity Foundation: Provides educational scholarships to students who are members of the LGBT community, or who are working to prevent hate crimes. For additional information contact Joey Kerns at 503.231.5759 ext 521 or send e-mail to

Power Of One: The Power of One is a Northwest student leadership conference designed to encourage and empower lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning college students, their allies, and the faculty and staff who support them. The conference content seeks to enrich students’ lives and promote healthy and safe communities on our campuses and in our societies. Specifically, programs, initiatives, and speakers at the annual conference focus on our programming tracks of Ally Development, Gender, Health and Wellness, Social Justice, Leadership, Creative Arts, and Advisors, Administrators, and Professionals. The conference is held at a different school in the Northwest each year, and takes place at Reed College April 1-3 in 2011. Registration is required. For more information, go to

Portland State University Queer Resource Center: The Portland State University Queer Resource Center strives to provide an inclusive safe space in advocating for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning students, staff, faculty and their allies. Our Mission is to serve the PSU and surrounding communities through both outreach education and social programming that promotes awareness.

Portland Community College Queer Resource Center (QRC) Rock Creek: The Queer Resource Center’s mission is to facilitate a campus community that intentionally advocates for, supports and empowers students, faculty, staff, and alumni of all sexualities, sexes, gender identities and gender expressions. We conduct educational outreach as well as provide a safe, welcoming space that offers both academic and personal support to Portland Community College’s LGBTQQ and ally communities. www.

Portland Community College LGBTQ Club: Meets every Weds at 3pm at PCC Cascade Women’s Resource Center conference room. or email

Reed College Queer Alliance (QA): Queer Alliance is an all-inclusive organization dedicated to issues of sexuality and gender. There are weekly discussions and meetings, as well as movie nights, Drag Ball, Queer Prom, and other activities. In addition, outside educators and entertainers are brought to campus. To contact or to sign up for the listserv:

University of Portland Gay Straight Partnership: The mission of the GSP is to build a community that is open and welcoming to students of all sexual orientations. The GSP represents and models the University goals of inclusiveness and community, bringing together gay and straight students. The GSP seeks to help all students grow in friendship, knowledge, faith and service. Email

Marylhurst L.G.B.T.Q. Alliance: Marylhurst L.G.B.T.Q. Alliance’s mission is to encourage diversity, inclusion, and dialogue in Marylhurst University and Oregon. It also seeks to help, support, and give voice to the L.G.B.T.Q. community present at Marylhurst University. More information: Contact faculty advisor Mike Randolph.

Lewis and Clark: Law School: OutLaw provides a forum for gays, lesbians, bisexuals, transgendered, questioning students and their allies to meet, exchange ideas, share experiences, and bring pertinent legal and political issues of the LGBT community to campus. Undergraduate: United Sexualities.

Mount Hood Community College (in Gresham): Queer Straight Alliance (QSA.)
QSA is a social, political, and support group which provides a wide variety of events & entertainment for students and staff of all sexual orientations. If you are a MHCC student interested in joining a club or obtaining more information about a club, stop by the College Center, room 1051, where you will find applications to join the clubs on campus. We can also give you information on how to start a new club if you don’t find a club currently meeting your interest. You may also call 503-491-7277 for additional information.

OHSU (Oregon Health Sciences University): The goal of CHASM (the Coalition for Health and Affirmation of Sexual Minorities) is the full and harmonious integration of all persons in the academic, social, and professional life of OHSU regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. CHASM seeks to build bridges of friendship and understanding between groups of people. Working together, the members of CHASM offer advocacy, education, and social support to the OHSU community. CHASM welcomes faculty, staff and students, together with their friends, spouses, partners, and family. Email Sue Orchard at the Center for Diversity and Multi-Cultural Affairs.

OHSU (again): Queers & Allies in Health Care (QAHC) is a student interest group at OHSU for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Pansexual, Intersex, and Allied people. We are affiliated both with AMSA (American Medical Student Association) and GLMA (Gay and Lesbian Medical Association). QAHC is open to all students in OHSU schools of Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry, and College of Pharmacy. Contact Maliheh Nakhai, School of Medicine:, or Sue Orchard, Psy. D CeDMA: