Support Groups

Scholar-led Organizations Often Serve as Powerful Sources of Support

Below are some of the scholar-led organizations that are affiliated with the LGBTQIA Resource Center. You can find out more information about all of them by visiting our Scholar Organization Page.

Support Groups Offered by Student Health and Counseling Services

All registered students are eligible for Counseling Services' groups and attending is free charge.  Groups require screening, for more information or to schedule a screening call SHCS registration at 530-752-2349 or visit 219 North Hall.

Lavender Connection

This support group is for undergraduate and graduate students who are looking for a safe and confidential space to discuss issues related to being LGBTQ. The group will provide a supportive and affirming environment where students can share common experiences and increase their sense of understanding regarding their own gender identity, sexual identity, relationships with others, and sense of empowerment. Areas of focus may include the influence of cultural background and ethnic identity, fostering self-acceptance, stress management, coping skills, coming out to yourself & others, dating, spirituality, campus climate, and family relationships. All identities within the LGBTQ spectrum including those questioning are welcome! 

To find more information about Lavender Connection and other Group Counseling Sessions please go to: 

(There are downloadable PDFs under the video with information about group meeting times, location, who to contact etc.)