SoHo is open

(Last updated: Mon, Aug 29 11:12)

SoHo is the ALLIES office and is located on the third floor of the Cohen University Center, Room 335. When it is open, feel free to come by to hang out, do work, or talk with someone who is SafeZone trained. Our SafeZone trained members regularly hold office hours in SoHo.


ALLIES is a social and activist organization at Carnegie Mellon University for those of all genders and sexual orientations. We provide a safe, social space for anyone with an open mind to find new friends, talk about issues, raise awareness, and relax after class. We are called ALLIES because we are not a single mass; we are all ALLIED with each other through supporting our own individual lives and experiences. Join us in being active, being social, and/or being ourselves!

We have general body meetings every Wednesday at 5pm in SoHo which involve sharing ideas and news, as well as fun activities and games to help destress after class.

We have exec meetings every Friday at 2:30pm in SoHo where we plan events for the club and discuss new initiatives.

Below, you can check out our upcoming events and initiatives, as well as news from members of our community. You can also read more about us here.

Post-Meeting Update 04/20/16 (including revote!)

Hello again wonderfuls,

Huge thank you to everyone who came to see Aydian tonight! He was such an inspiration and I can't wait to see his new video that he filmed briefly at the end. Yay!

2016-2017 Exec Elections

Congratulations to all of our newly elected exec members!

  • President: Kelly Rauchenberger
  • Activism Chair: Darrius Fletcher
  • Support Chair: Giselle Simms
  • Treasurer: Sonia de los Reyes

As mentioned in my previous email, a revote is needed to determine Vice President and Social Chair. Please REVOTE HERE before 1:30pm this Friday 4/22. Results will be announced Friday afternoon.

Lavender Graduation

  • Celebrates the accomplishments and achievements of LGBTQ+ identified undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Graduates do not have to have ever been involved in ALLIES or any other queer group on campus, just identify within the community.
  • CUC McConomy
  • THIS SATURDAY, April 23rd
  • 4:30-6:30pm
  • Please come and support our fellow seniors! Anyone is welcome to attend.
  • Contact Jeannene with questions.

LGBTQ+ Networking with Accenture

  • Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Come enjoy a brief presentation about how to network effectively and what authentic networking looks like from the perspective of someone who identifies as LGBT.
  • Monday, April 25th, 6:00-7:00pm in Porter Hall 100.
  • Learn more about Accenture's committment to diversity here.
  • Contact Ashley with questions.

Movie Night

  • This Sunday, April 24th, 8:00pm in SoHo
  • Send Gale movie suggestions!

College Dems Meeting, featuring Ashley

  • Ashley will be speaking at a CMU College Democrats meeting next week about the intersection of LGBTQ+ and politics (or something like that).
  • Next Thursday, April 28th, 5:00pm in Wean 5421
  • Contact Matt with questions.


  • The last SafeZone of the year will be next Wednesday, April 27th from 5:00-7:00pm in CUC McKenna. Register here.


-Gale "now excuse me while I fangirl over Aydian" Bonker