Alumni & Friends

Alumni are an integral part of the LGBTQ+ community at Cornell University. If you are an alumnus who is interested in getting more involved with the LGBT Resource Center, please contact us by email at

Stay Connected after Graduation

  • Connect with the LGBT Resource Center on Facebook
  • Help us build our alumni network by sending us your contact information and interests at
  • Attend our annual LGBTQ+ Pride Receptions during Homecoming and Reunion or Lavender Graduation Ceremony celebrating the accomplishments of graduating LGBTQ+ students at the conclusion of each academic year

Join CUGALA – The Cornell University Gay and Lesbian Alumni Association

First organized in 1979 and then incorporated in 1980, Cornell University Gay and Lesbian Alumni Association (CUGALA) is one of the oldest and largest LGBT university alumni organizations in the country. Over the past three decades, CUGALA has grown from a handful of individuals to a network of over 3,000 lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender alumni and straight allies—each with a unique story, but collectively committed to making Cornell a more supportive and inclusive place for members of the LGBT community.

CUGALA's mission is to foster community among, and build stronger connections between, Cornell's LGBT alumni and students, staff, faculty, parents, and straight allies. They achieve their mission in a variety of ways, such as sponsoring social and networking events on campus and across the United States, participating in community service and student mentorship programs, organizing regional chapters, and supporting LGBT initiatives and institutions at Cornell both financially and through leadership. CUGALA also serves as the voice of LGBT alumni to the Cornell Alumni Association and Cornell Mosaic, and regularly cosponsors events with other Cornell alumni groups and the LGBT alumni organizations of other colleges and universities.

Give Back to the LGBT Resource Center

The LGBT Resource Center works with Alumni Affairs and Development to manage donations, endowments, and other forms of charitable giving.

Please see our Donate page for more information.

For more information regarding Alumni engagement opportunities, please contact