Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgender Students

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Boston University actively encourages diversity in our community, and for this reason we have support networks in place for our lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) students.

Cohort Q connects and supports LGBT students and allies at Boston University School of Management. It facilitates and encourages networking with other Boston MBA programs; informs LGBT students of events, career conferences, scholarships, and jobs that specifically target LGBT candidates; and increases awareness of LGBT issues within the School of Management.

Spectrum is Boston University’s gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, and allied cultural organization. Its purpose is to organize cultural, social, and political events, as well as facilitate increased public awareness, tolerance, and support for the GLBTQA community. The organization is open to all individuals regardless of sexual orientation, biological sex, gender identity, nationality, ethnicity, race, religion, socioeconomic status, or political affiliation. It strives to provide an atmosphere of tolerance and acceptance for all members, on campus and off, and also to coordinate fun and rewarding club activities, events, and outings.

The Point Foundation Scholarship Opportunity

The Point Foundation scholarship is available to LGBT students and applicants who have taken on leadership roles in the LGBT community. It’s open to all students matriculated in an accredited university in the US, and the amount offered depends on the number of scholars selected and the foundation’s fund availability.

Resources

Network Q is a free informational service for the LGBT business school community and is entirely staffed by volunteers.

Open for Business from The Advocate discusses how the initial generation of gay activism was ignited in the streets, and how the up-and-coming set of business students are sharpening the skills needed to propel the movement further.

The Point Foundation provides financial support, mentoring, leadership training, and hope to meritorious students who are marginalized due to sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

Reaching Out Conference is the annual gathering of LGBT graduate business school students from all over the world. It promotes the acceptance and visibility of LGBT businesspeople and their interests in the workplace.