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LGBTQIA+ Programming & Initiatives
The University of Mississippi

University Organizations & Groups

UM Pride Network


The UM Pride Network is a place for queer and trans identified students and their allies to gather socially, make friends, share their experiences, express their needs, and turn those needs into radical activism. We serve as a voice for the LGBTQ+ community on campus and represent their needs and interests to student government and administration whenever necessary.

2020 Primary Contact: Liam Mooney,




OUTGrads promote and foster community and institutional representation for University of Mississippi’s LGBTQIA+ identified graduate and professional students and their allies.

2020 Primary Contact: Kara Russell,




The mission of OUTlaw is to help create a climate at The University of Mississippi School of Law in which it is safe and comfortable to be openly gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or an ally. OUTlaw members aim to promote education, awareness and advocacy of GLBT issues to UM Law students, faculty and staff. We seek to allay fear and ignorance; instill respect for fairness and civility; and combat homophobia, heterosexism, and any discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.



LAMBDA is an LGBTQIA+ process support group for students, run by clinical graduate students in the UM Department of Psychology. For further information, please feel free to contact Lavina Ho, M.A., Alex Gilbert, M.A., or Laura Johnson, Ph.D., at (662) 915-7385,, or

Fall 2020 Meeting Day/Time/Location: Tuesdays, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM, over Zoom

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Meeting days/times/locations are subject to change each semester – please feel free to reach out to confirm.


UM LGBTQIA+ Alumni Chapter


The University of Mississippi LGBTQIA+ Alumni Association seeks to empower and connect the LGBTQIA+ community in Oxford, MS and beyond. Join us today!


Chancellor’s Standing Committee on LGBTQ+ Affairs

The committee provides counsel and makes recommendations to the Chancellor and Provost on University policies, programs, practices, and facilities as they impact or pertain to students, faculty, and staff who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer/questioning. The committee seeks to foster and support University efforts to promote and enjoy a safe, open, and diverse learning community where LGBTQ members experience respect, civility, and fairness consistent with the values of the Ole Miss Creed.