Student Groups at Amherst

Student Organizations 

Amherst Athletes & Allies

Amherst Athletes & Allies is safe space for queer and trans athletes and their allies to discuss the intersectionality of their identities. Meetings are Monday nights on a monthly basis. 

Questions? Email qrc@amherst.edu.

Amherst Safe Space for Kinksters (ASK)

ASK is a social, support, and education group for kink, fetishes, BDSM, open/poly relationships and other alternative sexualities and relationships.

Questions? Email ASK.Amherst@gmail.com.

Pride Alliance

Amherst College Pride Alliance works throughout the entire Amherst community to foster understanding and respect for issues that affect the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual, pansexual, and allied community both on campus and in society at large. Pride Alliance organizes discussion meetings, informational events and material, and social events. Pride meets Thursday nights in the QRC.

Questions? Email pridealliance@amherst.edu or find the Pride Alliance Facebook Group.

QRC Student Affinity Spaces

Ace/Aro/Gray Space

Ace/Aro/Gray Support Space centers those who identify as asexual, aromantic, questioning, or along either spectrum to affirm and celebrate their identities. Ace/Aro/Gray meets on a the 2nd/4th Saturdays from 5:00- 6:00pm. 

Questions? Email qrc@amherst.edu or liked/follow the Ace/Aro/Gray Space Facebook

Trans Support Space 

Open to current students and alumni in the five colleges, this space centers all folks of trans experience, including those who explicitly identify as transgender, nonbinary, genderqueer, and/or at some distance from the gender they were assigned at birth and/or who are exploring their gender identity. This space is coordinator and supported by both the QRC and WGC. 

Questions? Email qrc@amherst.edu or wgc@amherst.edu 

Nonbinary Affinity Space (NAS)

Nonbinary Affiinity Space is for anyone whose gender identity doesn't fit into the binary. It's a space for discussion,  community, and support. NAS is a joint program that the QRC shares with the WGC, and there are biweekly meetings.

Questions? Email qrc@amherst.edu.

Pan, Bi & Joy (PB&J)

Pan, Bi & Joy (PB&J) is an inclusive, safe, and comforting environment for individuals who identify with the bisexual and pansexual spectrum where people can talk about the intersectionality of their sexuality, their other identities, and other aspects of their lives.

Questions? Email qrc@amherst.edu

QTPOC Group: Queer & Trans People of Color Group 

QTPOC (Queer and/or Trans People of Color) group seeks to support students in the five colleges who identify as queer/trans/genderqueer people of color. This group seeks to provide a safe space for queer people of color to build community, to celebrate all facets of our identities, and to engage in meaningful discussion. QTPOC Group meets bi-weekly. This space is coordinator and supported by both the QRC and MRC. 

Questions? Email qrc@amherst.edu