There are a couple of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, questioning (GLBTQ) organizations on campus-the largest being the GLBTQ Leadership Council (GLC). It functions as a semi-autonomous branch of the student government and is committed to developing resources for GLBTQ students, educating on GLBTQ issues, and building communities among and between students, faculty, staff, administrators, and alumni. Additionally, given Boston College's Catholic mission, GLC is also committed to engaging the religious mission of the University. Allies of Boston College is officially recognized by the school as a student group and its constitution states that it is there to provide support but not advocacy. As the name implies, the organization encourages dialogue between GLBTQ students and the greater Boston College community. Lambda, formerly the Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Community (LGBC), functions as a social committee run by GLC members and is dedicated to putting on social events for GLBTQ students. Although Lambda has repeatedly petitioned for recognition as a student club, it has been denied this status. The campus environment is generally tolerant of GLBTQ persons, but most students are unaware of GLBTQ issues. Additionally, the University offers no institutional resources for GLBTQ students.
Minority Clubs on Campus
AHANA, an acronym to describe individuals of African-American, Hispanic, Asian, or Native American descent, is a student group that, for over 20 years, has implemented programs to foster the diversity at Boston College. From extracurricular to academic, AHANA makes a huge impact on the lives of all students at BC. There are also other organizations on campus specifically for certain cultures or nationalities.