LGBTQ+ Students and Allies
Students throwing up the U during Lavender Celebration Students throwing up the U during Lavender Celebration
Students were recognized for their accomplishments during the Lavender Graduation Celebration.

The Toppel Career Center promotes and supports the career development of LGBTQ students and alumni by connecting the LGBTQ community and allies with campus and external resources advocating for inclusive environments that foster personal and career growth.

The Toppel Career Center is dedicated to advocacy and development of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and ally (LGBTQ+) students at the University of Miami and beyond. The Toppel Career Center was recognized by the Out For Work Career Center Certification Program with a gold certification because of the quality resources provided to students and alumni throughout their personal, professional, and career development. In addition to the resources provided on our website and by Out For Work, we encourage students to also schedule an appointment with a career professional on Handshake to help formulate their career education plan.

You can access Out For Work's LGBTQA Career Center Library with these credentials:

Username: outforwork
Password: cccp2013

UM Resources

University of Miami LGBTQ Student Center

The University of Miami is committed to ensuring that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) students thrive in an environment that is safe, inclusive, and supportive of their academic and personal goals. Having a student population that is diverse in its range of sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions enriches our campus with valuable ideas and insights.

The UM LGBTQ Student Center fosters inclusion and support of University of Miami students faculty, staff, and alumni inclusive of all genders, orientations, and expressions, and focuses on education and outreach, programming, intergroup engagement, empowerment, and advocacy for increased visibility in the university community. The Center is located in University Center 2300K.

LGBTQ 'Canes Alumni Affiliate Group

The LGBTQ ’Canes is a group for LGBTQ and allied alumni of the University of Miami to reminisce about shared experiences at the U, talk about issues that affect the LGBTQ community, network with fellow alumni regionally, and celebrate being ’Canes!

UM Student Organizations


SpectrUM is University of Miami's largest undergraduate organization for LGBTQ+ and allied students. We aim to make the University of Miami a more diverse, accepting, and inclusive institution through education, awareness, advocacy, involvement, and support.


OUTLaw seeks to advance the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community at the University of Miami School of Law; to educate the law school community concerning gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender politics and culture; and to provide the support necessary to attain these goals. OUTLaw sponsors social, educational, political and cultural events throughout the academic year.


MedicOUT aims to create a more supportive environment for LGBT individuals both on the medical campus and in the medical community by raising awareness of LGBT health issues and advocating for the rights of LGBT patients. In addition, MedicOUT works with the administration to change the curriculum so that it accurately reflects the health needs of the LGBT population. MedicOUT welcomes and encourage involvement from LGBT allies in order to help achieve our goals.