The Student Equity and Engagement Center (SEEC) provides services and a safe space for LGBTQ+ students to gather, find community, and access resources. 

 Queers & Allies is NMU's student-led LGBTQ+ organization! Founded in 2009, Q&A has a large presence across campus. The student leaders and members are responsible for running NMU's annual Drag Show, hosting educational panels, holding weekly meetings @ 8:30 pm in Jamrich Hall, and more! Contact for more information

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Each semester, the Student Equity & Engagement Center invites you to celebrate the achievements of LGBTQ+ graduating students with their allies, family, and friends!

Lavender Graduation is a time to recognize and honor the accomplishments of graduating LGBTQ+ students. During the ceremony, the LGBTQ+ graduates are given lavender-colored cords to wear for commencement.

*Graduates must reserve a cord and sign up to participate here:

Lavender cords are used due to the historical significance of the color to the LGBT+ community. The color represents empowerment, strength, pride, and community. The cords honor your history and your future as you step into life as a Northern alum.

We acknowledge that not all students may openly wear their cords. If it is required, we empower you to utilize the alternate use of lavender cords: The lavender cord signifies a special honor for students who have exemplified a quiet determination as they have achieved their scholarly goals.


If you would like to have a preferred name change please complete the "Preferred First Name Change" section of this form and follow the instructions here for submitting the form. The Preferred Name Change Policy can be found here.

If you would like to notify the university of a legal name change, please complete the "Student Identification Change" section of this form and follow the instructions here for submitting the form.

NMU ALLIES is an organization at Northern Michigan University for faculty & staff of all sexual orientations and gender identities. Its purpose is to provide an avenue to offer visible support for a safe university environment for faculty, staff, and students who are LGBTQ+.


Learn more here.




The F.I.N.D.

Located in our office, the F.I.N.D. is a room dedicated to LGBT+, BIPOC, and Social Justice resources, handouts, books, and movies. To learn more stop by 3001 Hedgcock or visit the links below.

Gender Affirming Hormone Care

Planned Parenthood of Marquette offers gender-affirming hormone care for people ages 18 and over

Folks interested in scheduling gender-affirming hormone care at the Marquette clinic should call 1-800-230-7526 or visit the link below to book an appointment.

Click here for more information.

Trans Lifeline 

Trans Lifeline is a registered non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of trans lives by responding to the critical needs of our community with direct service, material support, advocacy, and education. Their vision is to fight the epidemic of trans suicide and improve overall life-outcomes of trans people by facilitating justice-oriented, collective community aid.

Call (877) 565-8860 for Trans Lifeline's Hotline. Call 911 in cases of immediate medical assistance.

Local Resources

LGBTQ+ Friendly Lawyer

Susan Wideman Schaible | Wideman/Filizetti

(906) 226-4600
Office Location:

1901 W. Ridge St. Suite 5, Marquette, MI 49855

PFLAG Meetings

Hosted by Messiah Lutheran Church
Office Location:

305 W. Magnetic St, Marquette, MI 49855

Office Hours:

305 W. Magnetic St, Marquette, MI 49855


OUTword LGBTQ+ Youth Organization @ Peter White Public Library

(906) 228-9510

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