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Columbia Queer Alliance (CQA)

Since 1967, the Columbia Queer Alliance is proud to continue its legacy of pioneering activism and social justice, breaking down barriers and fostering strong, engaged communities along the way. We have continued to stand up, speak out and organize for queer students and their allies by facilitating educational workshops, open forums, speaker series, and social events such as First Friday.


Everyone Allied Against Homophobia (EAAH)

Everyone Allied Against Homophobia (EAAH) is Barnard/Columbia’s anti-homophobia task force and queer political activist group. We work to fight homophobia, transphobia, and other forms of oppression within the CU community and beyond; we work on activist campaigns on campus and in the city, and run regular educational programming for NYC high school students. We welcome allies!



Gayava is the Jewish lesbian, bisexual, gay, transgender, and queer student group of Columbia University. We tend to the social, cultural, and religious needs of LBGTQ Jewish students of all backgrounds, and we can’t wait to get to know you!



GendeRevolution is Columbia’s first organization devoted solely to equal rights for transgender individuals. We aim to provide safe spaces on campus for all gender non-conforming and trans members of the Columbia community.


Proud Colors

The overall objective of Proud Colors is to implement a comprehensive action program to promote an understanding of the past, present, and future experiences, problems, and needs of queer students of color. One of the functions of Proud Colors is to further knowledge and acceptance of the queer of color community through discussions, lectures, and other social events. Proud Colors also serves as an independent social, political, support, and discussion group and welcomes all people concerned with the advancement of the interests queer of people of color.



The LGBT Organization of Barnard College but is open to students of all school affiliations, sexual orientations, and gender identities. Q provides a safe space for queer students to meet, mix, mingle, and come together as a community. Our weekly

LGBTQ Community Spaces on Campus

LGBTQ Resource Hub (“The Hub”) at the IRC

The Office of Multicultural Affairs operates a LGBTQ resource hub within the Intercultural Resource Center (IRC). The Hub is staffed by the OMA and contains information about campus resources and events. Additionally the space has resources for student organizing including computers, phone, fax, copier and file storage.

Location: 552 W. 114th St., across the street from Lerner Hall.

Q House

Q House is a unique residential community dedicated to providing a safe living environment for LGBTQA students at Columbia.

Stephen Donaldson Lounge

Previously called the “Gay Lounge” – located in the basement of Furnald Hall.

Other Campus Resources

LGBTQA at Barnard

Graduate School Student Groups

The majority of the graduate schools of Columbia University offer LGBTQ related student clubs and programming.  Many of the groups and their events are open to students from other colleges, including the undergraduate schools. 


Multicultural Affairs


505 Alfred Lerner Hall
2920 Broadway
New York, NY 10027

Call: 212-854-0720

Fax: 212-854-6972

Office Hours
9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

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