LGBTQ Support and Sexual Health Peer Counseling

Volunteer GHAP Advocates are available during drop-in hours to listen, offer support, and connect you to additional resources.

GHAP serves the entire Columbia community regardless of gender or orientation. We continue to develop our commitment to advocating for the sexual and emotional health of the LGBTQ population.

Students come to GHAP to discuss:

  • Sex and relationships
  • Coming out (or not) and other identity concerns
  • LGBTQ life on campus and in NYC
  • Safer sex and risk reduction
  • Adjustment to Columbia
  • Whatever else might be on your mind

GHAP Advocates are undergraduate, graduate and professional school students at Columbia who undergo an intensive training and are supervised regularly by professional staff. Advocates are HIPAA- certified and required to uphold the strictest levels of confidentiality.

In the rare case that a student recognizes a GHAP Advocate, a different Advocate would be made available.

Other LGBTQ Support

Coming Out Discussion Group

Are you thinking about coming out? Have you recently come out and are looking for community? What does coming out mean to you and others? Join us for our biweekly discussion to connect, support, and encourage.

Fall 2016 Dates TBC

Queer Academics at Columbia

Queer Academics is a supportive discussion group open to LGBTQ grad students from all of Columbia's schools. Come meet students from other departments and schools, talk about the challenges and opportunities of being queer and a CU grad student, and learn about resources on and off campus.

This group meets the second Thursday of every month from 6:00-7:00 p.m. in the CPS conference room - Lerner Hall, 8th floor.

For more information, contact Daniel Chiarilli ( or Rachel Efron (


Last updated July 24, 2017