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Discussion Groups

The Office for Social Justice and Diversity create space for undergraduate and graduate students who share similar identities to come together in a welcoming environment to build community, share experiences, and support one another. These discussion groups are facilitated by trained Peer Facilitators and discussions are based on different topics each week. Our groups are open to anyone and others are confidential spaces designed solely for people who share the identity of that specific group. The open groups are defined in the descriptions below and the confidential spaces are marked below with an “*”.

Students looking to observe in order to fulfill academic requirements will NOT be permitted. Those students should instead register to attend an informative workshop or training session or email diversity@montclair.edu for assistance. 

Fall 2021 Schedule


BEYOND BINARIES  – LGBTQ Center
A weekly discussion and support group for bisexual, pansexual, omnisexual, fluid, intersex, nonbinary, gender nonconforming, two-spirit, queer, or questioning students. This group is dedicated to the enrichment of the lives of non-binary identities at Montclair State by providing support and friendship in an open and caring environment.

Time: Wednesdays 4:00PM – 5:00PM
Location: Student Center Room 417
Facilitator: Nikki


EMPATHY AND CONNECTION – Center for Faith and Spirituality & CAPS
A weekly series focusing on various current events and ongoing issues that are happening around the world.

Time: Tuesdays 2:00PM – 3:00PM
Location: Zoom – email wadhwanis@montclair.edu for zoom information
Facilitator: Dr. Sudha Wadhwani

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EVERY SHADE – Multicultural Center
A weekly drop-in discussion group for Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) regardless of gender, race, or sexuality.

Time: Mondays 4:00PM – 5:00PM
Location Student Center Room 417
Facilitator: Cristian

F.A.B (Fearless and Big) – Office for Social Justice and Diversity

A weekly discussion group for individuals who describe themselves as bigger-bodied, fat, plus-size, chubby, thick, etc. to discuss issues relevant to the community, examine intersections of identity and discuss experiences. New topics each week! All genders, races, sexualities, faiths, etc. are welcome!

Time: Fridays 12:00PM – 1:00PM
Location Student Center Room 417
Facilitator: Cristian


MEN’S GROUP* – LGBTQ Center
A weekly group for gay, bisexual, queer, and questioning cis and trans men. This group is a great way to meet other queer men of Montclair State and hang out in a relaxing, safe space. This group is trans-inclusive so anyone who identifies as a man may attend, regardless of sex assigned at birth.

Time: Wednesdays 3:00PM – 4:00PM
Location: Student Center Room 417
Facilitator: Sean


OPEN DOORS*– LGBTQ Center
A weekly support group run by CAPS for queer and questioning students in various stages of the coming out process. Please email wadhwanis@mail.montclair.edu for questions.

Time: To Be Announced
Location: To Be Announced
Facilitator: Dr. Sudha Wadhwani


Q-MMUNITY– LGBTQ Center
Q-mmunity is a weekly queer meet-up/discussion group LGBTQ+ and allied students. Come engage in fun, laid-back discussions ranging from identity, current and social issues and events, and life in general. Join our Q-mmunity – whether you are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, same-gender loving, two-spirit, asexual, or questioning… or fall anywhere on the queer spectrum.

Time: Fridays 1:00PM – 2:00PM
Location: Student Center Room 417
Facilitator: Alyssa



QUEER and/or TRANS PEOPLE OF COLOR (QTPoC)*– LGBTQ Center
A weekly discussion and support group providing LGBTQ+ students of color with a space to explore their identities and the intersections between race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, and more!

Time: Mondays 4:00PM – 5:00PM
Location: Student Center Room 417
Facilitator: Kris – they/them


TRANSCENDING BOUNDARIES*– LGBTQ Center
A weekly discussion and support group for undergraduate and graduate students who identify as transgender, transsexual, genderqueer, agender, bigender, gender fluid, gender non-conforming, or any other non-cisgender or non-binary identity to discuss topics like navigating Montclair State, gender identity, expression, transitioning, and friends and family.

Time: Wednesdays 12:00PM – 1:00PM
Location: Student Center Room 417
Facilitator: Ray- he/him



WOMEN’S GROUP*– LGBTQ Center
A weekly meeting space for lesbian, bisexual, queer, and questioning cis and trans women. Come hang out in a relaxing, safe space with other queer women of Montclair State. This group is trans-inclusive so anyone who identifies as a woman may attend, regardless of sex assigned at birth.

Time: Wednesdays 2:00PM – 3:00PM
Location: Student Center Room 417
Facilitator: Alyssa – she/they