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Workshops and Discussions

Intersectional Discussion Groups

These discussion groups exist to better support members of our community based on the intersections of their identity. For more information about a specific group, please contact the person listed. If you are interested in forming a new discussion group, contact

Project Pengyou

Project Pengyou (朋友 Pengyou means “Friends” in Mandarin Chinese) aims to encourage cross-cultural dialogue, friendship, and understanding between the United States and China. Please make sure to stay tuned for our upcoming events! Email: Ellie (Tong) Yu for more information or visit Project Pengyou.

Queer Jewish Students Discussion Group

Come join us for our bi-weekly discussion group about the intersections of being Jewish and Queer. All are welcome! Shabbat dinner to follow.

Queer Students of Color

Come join us for a discussion about intersectional issues that queer people of color face on campus, in the workplace, at home, or anywhere else. Come check us out!

TINT (Transgender, Intersex, Non-Binary, and Two Spirit)

TINT is an informal social group for trans, gender non-conforming, and questioning University of Rochester students. Email for details about weekly meetings.


The UR DREAMers group is a support group for students who are either undocumented or have DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) status, so that they can connect with each other. It is also for allies that can bring awareness for immigration reform here at the University of Rochester campus and in the greater Rochester area.