The Oxford LGBTQ+ Society is the second largest society at the university and the largest higher education LGBTQ+ Society in the country. We are a welfare society with our aim to cater to all our students’ needs, whatever those may be.
The Society is run by a committee, led by the Executive Committee, made of a President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Social Secretary. These are supported by a number individuals with specific roles, which make up the rest of the Committee. Our committee is elected at the end of Hilary term and there are variety of roles to help represent our diverse community. To see who's who and to find contact details, please see here.
We hold many weekly welfare events which range from organised activities to pizza nights, some of which are identity based for example ‘Ace/Aro Tea’. Our goal is to create as many safe spaces as we can within the community. We recognise the fantastic diversity within the LGBTQ+ community and that not all experiences are homogeneous, therefore separate spaces are important for people to feel heard and accepted.
We run a weekly drinks event every Tuesday which moves from college to college, where we provide our own drinks , both alcoholic and non-alcoholic. Drinks is our biggest social event of the week with many attendees from all backgrounds and colleges. The event is also open to non university folk. Drinks will always have friendly committee members to talk to, a breakout space with water in a quieter environment and gender neutral toilets. We are also moving to make every event as physically accessible as possible.
Other events we run include sport sessions for trans, non binary and gender non conforming folk, discussion sessions, talks and many more.
In conjunction with Plush we run a LGBTQ+ club night: ‘Skittles’ every Tuesday following drinks. This is Oxford’s only queer student night, with cheap drinks, affordable entry and themed nights, it is not one to miss.
All events have a zero tolerance policy for discrimination and oppression. If you have any questions or you are concerned about this please contact a committee member.
We are always open to positive and negative feedback about events, incidents, and our activities. Please use this feedback form (anonymous, with the option to be contacted for follow up) to get in touch, or email any of us (emails found here).
Our current constitution can be found here.