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The Office of the Dean of Students

The Office of the Dean of Students serves as a resource and source of support for LGBTQ+ students. In addition to providing programming for LGBTQ+ students, the staff and graduate assistants in the office provide one on one support for students and have developed a list of available resources at Boston College.


This page is meant to provide lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ+) students with both on- and off-campus resources.

LGBTQ+ Resources

GLBTQ+ Leadership Council (GLC) - A governing body of UGBC focused on GLBTQ+ and Allied Issues

Allies of Boston College - A group of LGBTQ+ and straight students working to foster a better community for everyone

Mamadou Balde


Kelly Nguyen

Vice President

Pride Peers - The Pride Peer Program serves as a peer-to-peer group that offers mentorship, one-on-one support, and a community to LGBTQ+ identified BC undergrads. Pride Peers also creates spaces for discussion and dialogue through presentations about LGBTQ+ issues and concerns in residence halls or for other student groups.

If you are interested in being a part of the mentoring program or if you would like to talk with a LGBTQ+ student, please contact either Caroline Davis or John Winslow.

Chris Ramirez

Co -Chair of GLBTQ+ Leadership Council

John Winslow

Graduate Assistant for LGBTQ+ Student Outreach and Support

Prism and Horizon - The Office of the Dean of Students offers private, reflective, and welcoming spaces for LGBTQ+ students to meet and engage in meaningful discussion around identity development in support groups facilitated by graduate students.

Horizon (gay, bi, trans*, queer, genderqueer, and/or other male-identified students) and Prism (lesbian, bi, trans* queer, genderqueer, and/or other female-identified students) meet weekly for an hour and are open to anyone who wants a confidential and comfortable space to interact with peers exploring similar issues around what it means to identify as LGBTQ+ at BC and in the world. Gender-nonbinary, agender, bigender, gender-fluid, and genderqueer students are welcome in the group of their choice.

Caroline Davis

Assistant Dean for Student Outreach and Support

Spectrum Weekend Retreat - Spectrum is a confidential, free weekend away for GLBTQ+ students. In this welcoming environment, participants will be encouraged to engage in conversation and reflection about their personal identities and to discern who they are and who they are called to be at Boston College and beyond. The weekend will also build community among gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning students at Boston College.

Contact Information:

The following programs are also run out of the Office of the Dean of Students:

Symone Varnado

Co -Chair of GLBTQ+ Leadership Council