Support groups are meant to create smaller communities within PRISM. 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
For the most up-to-date version of this list, please refer to this Google Doc. Last updated November 20, 2019.
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!
Meetings: every other Friday, 4:30-5:30pm
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. Meetings are every Monday from
Meetings: Mondays, 4:30-5:30pm
Mailing List: prism-poc
Queer Men's Support Group
A social/support group for people who identify as male or masculine-leaning.
Meetings: Fridays, 5:30-6:30pm
Contact: Ranjan Mahanth (he/him)
Mailing List: prism-qmsg
Queer Women's Society (QUESKA)
QUESKA 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: allies-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.
Meetings: Sundays, 3:00-5:00pm
Contact: Vic Naumov (he/him)
Mailing List: allies-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.
Meetings: Fridays, 3:30-4:30pm
Mailing List: allies-grad
Chinese Students Society
Are you interested in queer KTV sessions? Do you have Chinese heritage or are interested in Chinese culture? Join Chinese Students Society to vent about the intersection of being LGBTQ+ while sipping boba!
Meetings: Thursdays 9:00-10:00pm
Contact: Renee Nikolov (she/her)
Dungeons and Dragons
Join us for Dungeons & Dragons! We do weekly one-shots for all levels of experience; new players are welcome anytime.
Meetings: Sundays 11:30-3:00pm
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.
Meetings: Saturdays at noon
Contact: Aatikah Muhammad (she/her)
Mailing List: prism-mhsg-f19
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!