Student Organizations

Queer Straight Alliance (QSA)

The Queer-Straight Alliance at the University of Illinois is a gay, lesbian, bisexual, pansexual, transgender, genderqueer, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual, and straight student organization which provides social, education, and supportive services and advocacy as well as events for the University of Illinois at Springfield and the surrounding community. We believe in the cultivation and development of awareness and acceptance of individual differences to enrich our campus environment. For more information or to get involved, e-mail

inQUEERy: Peers Providing Queer Answers

Students are trained to interact with their peers to combat homophobia, transphobia, and heterosexism through innovative activities and workshops. The InQueery team of student peer educators provides workshops and other activities in residence halls, classrooms, athletic teams, and student organizations. Using their personal narrative, students share their stories while integrating contemporary issues. Peer education workshops and activities will be offered throughout the academic year depending on student availability. Find out more.