Volunteer and Peer Education Programs:

Each semester we have many students, staff and faculty who help to make our program a possibility and we would love to have you join the team! Become a volunteer or a peer educator with us to lend a hand in our student space, at tabling or during events and programming.

  • If you are interested in volunteering or being a peer educator, please contact sogie@jmu.edu.

As a volunteer, you will:

  • Join a dynamic team of students to spread awareness of the LGBTQ+ community on JMU's campus.
  • Spend one hour of your volunteer time each week staffing our Lavender Lounge.
  • Assist with tabling events on specific topics pertaining to the LGBTQ+ community.
  • Attend weekly meetings to stay up-to-date on volunteer opportunities, build community, and receive professional development.
  • Remain professional during all Program events.

As a peer educator, you will:

  • Receive training on public speaking and dialogue facilitation
  • Facilitate workshops on LGBTQ+ inclusion for classes, organizations, and groups
  • Attend weekly staff meetings to build community, receive professional development, and connect with other peer educators
  • Co-host dialogues peer to peer for events on campus
  • Build community among the SOGIE Peer Education team

Affinity Groups:

SOGIE’s student affinity groups are student-led groups identity specific. The groups being offered changes based on interest and leader availability. Leaders facilitate social gatherings and conversation around experience. For information on SOGIE’s events happening this semester please see the JMU Master Calendar and follow up on Instagram @jmu.sogie

If you have any questions about affinity groups or would like to lead a group that does not exist please email sogie@jmu.edu

Student-Run Organizations:

Madison Equality

  • JMU’s oldest student-led LGBTQ+ organization that focuses on fostering a supportive and inclusive educational and social environment. If you are interested, email madisonequality@gmail.com.

Shades of Pride

  • JMU’s LGBTQ+ organization with a focus on black and brown communities and allies. It is a space open to everyone. If you are interested, please DM (@sopjmu) on Instagram.



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