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 Groups

Ace/Aro/Gray Space

Ace/Aro Support Group is a space that 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

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) spaces are a safe space for black and brown people who identify as LGBTQ+. QTPOC spaces are for students to share their experiences, discuss how their racial/ethnic and LGBTQ+ identities influence each other, and connect with other students who are navigating multiple communities and what that can mean in terms of feeling welcome, accepted, and included. All QTPOC identified sections are for the QTPOC community; it recommended that you identify as a person of color (POC) and within the LGBTQ+ spectrum to participate. QTPOC Group meets bi-weekly. Stay tune for the Fall 2018 QTPOC meeting schedule. 

Questions? Email qrc@amherst.edu