Carnegie Mellon University


College years are important for identity development and colleges often provide role models and community for LGBTQIA+ students. However, research has shown that LGBTQIA+ students still experience threats, violence and safety concerns while at university. CaPS recognizes and supports the intersecting identities of CMU students and works to promote and ensure a more socially just, inclusive and empowered community.

This curated list of resources provides education, advocacy, and support for LGBTQIA+ CMU students and allies organized into CMU-specific, Pittsburgh-area, and national organizations. In addition, these organizations and resources are inclusive of identities not always represented in LGBTQIA+ resources such as nonbinary, questioning, allies, and HIV+.

  • University Health Services (UHS) - Provides general medical care, as well as specialized care to LGBTQIA+ students
  • Out and Allied at Tepper - Tepper School of Business’ Graduate LGBTQIA+ club
  • PRISM - An organization for those of all orientations and gender identities who support the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, asexual/aromantic, and many other existing identities in our community
  • CMQ+ - Group for LGBTQIA+ grad students and allies
  • Trans, Intersex, Nonbinary Alliance (TINA) - Support and action network of trans, intersex, nonbinary, and questioning individuals dedicated to supporting needs, inclusion, and equitable access across Carnegie Mellon University
  • Central Outreach Wellness Center - A holistic, multicultural, LGBTQIA+, HIV and Hep C health organization
  • PERSAD - A human service organization whose mission is to improve the well-being of the LGBTQ (lesbian, gay bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning) communities and the HIV/AIDS communities
  • PGH Equality Center - A long-standing LGBTQIA+ community center in Pittsburgh that promotes education, advocacy, and social justice for all LGBTQIA+ people and allies in Western Pennsylvania
  • Hugh Lane Wellness Foundation - Organization that works to improve the health of the LGBTQIA+ and HIV communities in Western Pennsylvania
  • Allies for Health and Wellbeing - Offers a variety of services and support to the LGBTQIA+ and HIV communities in Western Pennsylvania
  • Proud Haven - Helps LGBTQIA+ youth (ages 18 - 25) and adults experiencing homelessness and housing instability in the Pittsburgh region find resources and housing options
  • Option-U - An LGBTQIA+ short-term and emergency housing program, prioritizing people of trans experience
  • Metro Community Health Center - Provides comprehensive primary and preventive care, including primary medical care, oral health care, and mental health care services to persons of all ages and identities, regardless of their ability to pay or health insurance status
  • Adagio Health - Provides health and wellness services that promote greater access to healthcare and education for women, men, LGBTQIA+ communities, and underserved patients
  • Planned Parenthood of SWPA - One of the nation’s leading providers of high-quality, affordable health care, and the nation’s largest provider of sex education
  • AIDS Free PGH - A public health movement to end the AIDS epidemic in Allegheny County by 2020
  • Aquarius - Pitt's student organization for queer Asian and Pacific Islander students and allies
  • Pittsburgh Taiwanese Pride for All - A group of Taiwanese, Taiwanese Americans, and others who support equality, equity and pride for all