Support Groups

The following groups and services are offered through the UMD Counseling Center. If you are in distress, we highly encourage you to utilize these resources.

Surviving and Thriving in a Confusing World

This is a courageous space for students experience distress related to the current sociopolitical climate. If you are feeling harassed, threatened, targeted, or microaggressed based on your identities (including race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, ability status, and religion) this might be the space for you. Participants are able to share experiences and receive support on a weekly basis.

Fridays, 11:30am - 12:50pm (Contact Dr. Carlton Green at or Dr. Chandni Shah at


A supportive discussion group for students to discuss lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer, questioning, and asexual issues. Individuals representing the diverse gender and sexual orientation continuum are invited to participate in co-creating a brave space to discuss identity, coming out, transitioning, relationships, struggles, and victories; a space to decompress, share what's on your mind, and find support.

Tuesdays, 6:30pm - 7:45 pm (Contact Dr. Carlton Green

Rainbow Walk-In Hour

While classes are in session, LGBTQ students have access to free unscheduled time with a counselor during the Rainbow Walk-In Hour, Monday through Friday from 3:00 to 4:00 PM. Students must state that they are there for the Rainbow Walk-In Hour and they will be asked to complete several brief surveys prior to meeting with a counselor within an hour of arrival.