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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. 

Spring 2019 Schedule

Logo for Aces and Aros

ACES and AROS – LGBTQ Center
A weekly discussion and support group focusing on romantic orientation and asexual identities included but not limited asexual, grey-A, and/or demisexual students and their partners. This group is dedicated to the enrichment of the lives of asexual identities at Montclair State by providing support and friendship in an open and caring environment.

Time: Currently Not Meeting
Location: Currently Not Meeting
Facilitator: N/A


Logo for Beyond Binaries.

BEYOND BINARIES  – LGBTQ Center
A weekly discussion and support group for bisexual, pansexual, omnisexual, fluid, intersex, two-spirit, bigender, queer and 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: Tuesdays 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Location: Student Center Room 113B
Facilitator: Andrew


Logo for Coming Out and Questioning Group.

OPEN DOORS* – LGBTQ Center
An weekly support group for queer and questioning students in various stages of the coming out process. Please email lgbtq@montclair.edu for questions.

Time: 2:00pm
Location: SBUS 327
Facilitators: Dr. Sudha Wadhwani and Ebony Jackson

Logo for Every Shade.

EVERY SHADE – Multicultural Center
A drop-in discussion group for people of color regardless of gender, race, or sexuality.

Time: Currently Not Meeting
Location: Currently Not Meeting
Facilitators: N/A

Logo for FAB

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

A weekly discussion group for individuals who describe themselves as bigger-bodied, fat-identified, plus-size, chubby, thick, etc. to discuss issues relevant to the community, examine intersections of identity and discuss experiences.

Times: Thursdays 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Location: Student Center Room 113
Facilitator: Sara/Meatboy

Logo for International Students.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS – Multicultural Center

A weekly discussion group for international students to discuss various topics and issues relating to international college students.

Time: Thursdays 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Location: Student Center Room 113D
Facilitator: Naseer


Logo for Men's Group

MEN’S GROUP* – LGBTQ Center
A weekly group for gay, bisexual, queer, 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 11:30am – 12:30pm
Location: Student Center Room 113B
Facilitator: David


Logo for Q-Bility

Q-BILITY – LGBTQ Center
A weekly discussion and support group for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning students with physical, mental, chronic or other disabilities. This group provides a space for students living at those intersections to discuss current events, obtain support and make friends.

Time: Currently Not Meeting
Location: Currently Not Meeting
Facilitator: N/A


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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 113B
Facilitators: Jess & Maggie


Logo for Queer and/or Trans People of Color

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

Time: Currently Not Meeting
Location: Currently Not Meeting
Facilitator: N/A

S.W.V: SISTERS WITH VOICES – Women’s Center
A weekly discussion group offered through the Women’s Center, on topics related to gender, feminism, identity, social justice, popular culture, and current events.
Time: Tuesdays 1:30pm – 2:30pm
Location: Student Center Room 113C
Facilitator: Kimberly & Mickaela

Logo for Transcending Boundaries

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 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Location: Student Center Room 113B
Facilitators: Andrew & Mason


Logo for Womyn's Group

WOMYN’S GROUP* – LGBTQ Center
A weekly meeting space for lesbian, bisexual, queer, cis and trans womyn. Come hang out in a relaxing, safe space with other queer womyn 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 10:00am – 11:00am
Location: Student Center Room 113B
Facilitator: Sarah