SoHo is closed

(Last updated: Thu, Nov 07 18:08 by Casey)

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.

Support Groups

Support groups are meant to create smaller communities within ALLIES. The groups vary in atmosphere and activities, but all provide help on their topic and a fun and safe social environment. Most support groups meet weekly in SoHo (CUC 335). SoHo will be closed to the public during support group meetings. If you are interested in joining a support group, please fill out this form.

Questions? Contact our support chair!


List of Support Groups


Asexual & Aromantic Support Group

This is a safe space for people who experience little to no sexual and/or romantic attraction. Questioning people are welcome. We provide a supportive space for people to share their experiences and build a better understanding of themselves. Join us and make friends with people like you!

Contact: Amber Griffith (she/her)

Mailing List: acearo-sg

Queer People of Color Support Group (QPOC)

A space on campus for QPOC to talk about shared and differing experiences and issues, make friends within the community, and help each other out in general.

Contact: allies.poc@gmail.com

Mailing List: prism-poc

Queer Men's Support Group

A social/support group for people who identify as male or masculine-leaning.

Contact: Ranjan Mahanth (he/him)

Mailing List: prism-qmsg

Queer Women's Society (QUESKA)

Queer Women's Support Group (QUESKA for short) is a support group for women who identify as non-straight to hang out, have a great time, and do fun themed events together! Seeing as there exist very few women only queer spaces in Pittsburgh in general, this group is a space for us to share our experiences and connect. Meetings will be bi weekly, and are hosted mostly off campus to give us a chance to get out and explore Pittsburgh.

Contact: Sommer Schneller (she/her)

Mailing List: prism-qwsg

Trans/NB Support Group (Gender Squad)

This is the support group for people who identify as transgender/non-binary, or are questioning. Make friends, vent about gender stuff, and connect with other people in the community who can better understand and share your experiences.

Contact: cmutransnb@gmail.com

Mailing List: prism-trans

Graduate Student Support Group (CMQ+)

This is a casual biweekly meeting open to all for anyone interested in getting to know other members of the community. We set this hour aside once a week to touch base and take a break from work. Stop by, play a game, color, vent about your day, or tell us more about you.

Contact: Harlin Lee (she/her) or Alfredo Trejo (he/him)

Mailing List: allies-grad

Dungeons and Dragons

Join us for Dungeons & Dragons! We do weekly one-shots for all levels of experience; new players are welcome anytime.

Contact: Vic Naumov (he/him)

Discord: contact Vic or come to SoHo for an invite!

Mental Health Support Group

A small supportive and safe LGBTQ+ space for those who struggle with mental health to relax and relate.

Contact: Aatikah Muhammad (she/her)


Groups on Hiatus


Muscle Support Group is on hiatus. When in session, come exercise with us in a friendly and supportive environment!

Questioning Support Group is on hiatus. In the meantime, feel free to drop in during open hours to talk to someone in a confidential space!



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