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Alumni Friends| LBGTQ+

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 LGBTQ+ 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 LGBTQ+ community.

CUGALA's mission is to foster community among, and build stronger connections between, Cornell's LGBTQ+ 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 LGBTQ+ initiatives and institutions at Cornell both financially and through leadership. CUGALA also serves as the voice of LGBTQ+ alumni to the Cornell Alumni Association and Cornell Mosaic, and regularly cosponsors events with other Cornell alumni groups and the LGBTA+ alumni organizations of other colleges and universities.

Cornell University Gay and Lesbian Alumni Association

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.