Shades of Pride

Shades of Pride is an LGBTQ+ student run organization. Shades of Pride holds open meetings and periodic events open to everyone interested in joining a community focused on black and brown queer communities and allies. The best way to reach Shades of Pride is through social media (@sopjmu) or through email (

Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Expression (SOGIE)

Located in the Student Success Center, 1st floor, SOGIE works towards promoting inclusion through education, support, and advocacy. The Lavender Lounge offers a free and confidential space to check out books from the Resource Library or browse the Self-expression closet. The department supports JMU's commitment to diversity by providing volunteer opportunities for students and educational events about the experience of LGBTQ+ identified students at JMU. Website:

Madison Equality

Madison Equality is JMU's support community for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender students. The primary mission of the club is the promotion of tolerance and acceptance through education and awareness. The club holds weekly meetings and does periodic educational programming on campus. Website:

Black Alumni Chapter

The mission of the JMU BAC is to serve as an instrument to promote positive relationships between the JMU African American student community, JMU African American alumni, and the University; to serve as a network of support to the JMU African American student community.  Visit Website

Center for Multicultural Student Services

The Center for Multicultural Student Services celebrates diversity by heightening awareness and educating students regarding ethnic and cultural diversity. There are a number of programs, events and student organizations designed to support you.  Visit Website

Multicultural D.E.E.P Impact

The CMSS Multicultural Attachés promote diversity awareness throughout the JMU community by encouraging the transitioning student body to embrace multiculturalism. The program places special emphasis on assisting and supporting first year multicultural students who are adjusting to life at James Madison University.  Visit Website

JMU Interfaith Coalition

The vision of the JMU Interfaith Coalition is to facilitate mutual understanding of any and all religions and world views, and to promote positive civic engagement in the JMU and local communities.  Visit Website

Office of Admissions

The Office of Admission offers opportunities to join Students for Minority Outreach or Student Ambassadors to recruit future students to JMU. Student Ambassadors offers various recruitment weekends to visit the campus in the fall and spring semesters.  Visit Website 

Center for Global Engagement

The Center for Global Engagement offers opportunities to study abroad and participate in programs at JMU designed to promote and support international life and culture.   Visit Website

Disability Services

The Office of Disability Services assists the University in creating an accessible community where everyone has an equal opportunity to participate in their educational experience.  Visit Website

Furious Flower Poetry Center

The Furious Flower Poetry Center aims to advance the genre of African American Poetry by providing opportunities for education, research, and publication.  Visit Website

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