Open Groups are just that — open to anyone who would like to participate. They are led by student leaders and suppored by an adult advisor. One misconception in our community is that you need to identify with the group in order to attend meetings — this is not the case! For example, you do not need to be Latino to go to Latino Student Union. We welcome all members of our community to our meetings to engage in conversation or learn something new.
Affinity groups at MA meet to discuss issues that are specific to the identity of their constituents (see list at right). Affinity groups are spaces where people can come together with a common identity to talk about their experiences and concerns. We believe all of MA's affinity groups affirm identity and build community. Our collective objective is to unite and integrate, not to divide and separate.
Visiting Middle Schools
Queer Affinity Group and Gender & Sexuality Awareness (GSA) leaders visit local middle schools to teach LGBTQIA+ terminology and to tell their personal coming out stories to seventh and eighth graders.