BGLTQ Students

OCS Overview (pdf)


  • The Human Rights Campaign Employee Resources – Human Rights Campaign is the largest national lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer civil rights organization. Find resources on everything from coming out to addressing workplace discrimination.
  • Out for Undergrad (O4U) Conferences Attend a life-changing weekend conference. In one weekend, you'll explore ambitious career options and build a network of LGBTQ friends and supporters in your industry of choice. The support of participating employers allows O4U to cover the cost of airfare, lodging, and conference participation for all student attendees. Each year O4U selects a diverse and impressive class of high-achievers, and all admitted students travel, stay and attend for free.
  • Out & Equal Workplace Advocates – A nonprofit dedicated to achieving global LGBT workplace equality. Provides leadership and professional development, education, and research to create workplaces free of discrimination. Hosts the annual Workplace Summit.
  • LGBT Connect – Job board for connecting employers with the LGBT community.
  • Pride@Work – Nonprofit representing LGBTQ union members and their allies. They focus on LGBTQ-inclusive contracts & policies.


  • BGLTQ Student Life Programming Grant: Recognized student organizations are invited to apply for funding from the Office of BGLTQ Student Life. These funds are awarded by the Queer Advisory Council. Individual awards do not exceed $250. See Office of BGLTQ Student Life website for specific information about criteria, eligibility, and the application process.
  • The Open Gate Foundation: The Open Gate Foundation is a nonprofit organization formed in 1987 to provide funding for activities at Harvard University that benefit gay and lesbian students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Learn more about the Open Gate Foundation's application process. Grants awarded year-round.
  • Point Foundation Scholarship: The Point Foundation is the nation's largest higher education scholarship-granting organization for LGBTQ students. Visit the Point Foundation application page to learn more. Deadlines are typically in January.