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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 2020 Schedule


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.

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Facilitator: Not Currently Running



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: Wednesdays 11:00AM – 12:00PM
Location: Zoom – RSVP for link
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 3:00PM – 4:00PM
Location: Zoom – email wadhwanis@mail.montclair.edu to RSVP
Facilitator: Dr. Sudha Wadhwani, Jasmine, Nikki, and Abigail

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

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F.A.B. (Fearless and Big)* – Multicultural Center

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.

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I.G.N.I.T.E (Interfaith Gathering for Navigating, Inspiration, Truth, and Expression) – Center for Faith and Spirituality
A weekly discussion group that explores current humanitarian issues. We seek to bring solutions to the world’s problems by creating drives, fundraisers, and volunteer trips.
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Facilitator: Not Currently Running
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INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS – Multicultural Center

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

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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: Friday’s 1:30PM – 2:30PM
Location: Zoom – RSVP for link
Facilitator: Nate and Sean

MORE LIKE US – Women’s Center
A bi-weekly live stream hosted by our peer leaders with different topics and guests. Topics include feminism, women’s issues and rights, current events, and more!  Folks are encouraged to join us via live stream or in person! This group is trans inclusive and welcomes all who identify as women.
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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-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.

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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 4:00PM – 5:00PM
Location: Zoom – RSVP for link
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 and gender identity.

Time: Wednesdays 4:30PM – 5:30PM
Location: Zoom – RSVP for link
Facilitator: Aiden and Kris


TRANSCENDING BOUNDARIES*– LGBTQ Center
A bi-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. Transcending Boundaries meets on the following dates: 9/9, 9/23, 10/7, 10/21, 11/4, 11/18, & 12/2.

Time: Wednesdays 12:00PM – 1:00PM Starting September 9, 2020
Location: Zoom – RSVP for link
Facilitator: Nate and Ray



WOMYN’S GROUP*– LGBTQ Center
A weekly meeting space for lesbian, bisexual, queer, and questioning 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 3:00PM – 4:00PM
Location: Zoom – RSVP for link
Facilitator: Alyssa