LGBT Equity Center (
The LGBT Equity Center is a unit of the University of Maryland, reporting to the Chief Diversity Officer. We envision the University of Maryland as a fully equitable community that empowers innovators and agents of social justice for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people. The LGBT Equity Center serves University of Maryland students, staff, faculty, and alumni of all gender identities and sexual orientations. Join Equity Center’s email list:


Office of Diversity Initiatives (ODI) (
The Office of Diversity Initiatives works to advance a culture of diversity beyond race throughout the Smith Community and provide advising, programming, coaching and services to ensure inclusion for underrepresented minorities, women, active military and veterans, LGBTQ+ and international students, faculty and staff and individuals with disabilities.




Reaching Out MBA (

Reaching Out MBA Inc. focuses on educating, inspiring and connecting the student and alumni LGBTQ MBA & Graduate communitities in an ongoing effort to create the next generation of out business leaders. Through its programming, anchored by its annual conference, Reaching Out:  Educates our community about the opportunities and challenges of being an LGBTQ MBA and alumni business leader, how to capitalize on those opportunities, and how to overcome those challenges, Inspires and enables the LGBTQ MBA & graduate community to be leaders in their careers and in society, and Builds connections among LGBTQ MBA & graduate community.


ROMBA Conference (

The Reaching Out LGBTQ MBA & Business Graduate Conference (also known at the ROMBA Conference) is the annual conference of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) graduate business school students – the largest gathering of LGBTQ business students in the world.


Companies Actively Supporting LGBT Employees

For companies supporting equality, please see HRC’s Corporate Equality Index