CUGALA - Cornell University LGBT Alumni

First organized in 1979 and then incorporated in 1980, Cornell University Gay and Lesbian Alumni Association (CUGALA) is one of the oldest and largest LGBT university alumni organizations in the country. Over the past three decades, CUGALA has grown from a handful of individuals to a network of nearly 3,000 lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender alumni and straight allies—each with a unique story, but collectively committed to making Cornell a more supportive and inclusive place for members of the LGBT community.

CUGALA's mission is to foster community among, and build stronger connections between, Cornell's LGBT alumni and students, staff, faculty, parents, and straight allies. We achieve this mission in a variety of ways, such as sponsoring social and networking events on campus and across the United States, participating in community service and student mentorship programs, organizing regional chapters, and supporting LGBT initiatives and institutions at Cornell both financially and through leadership. CUGALA also serves as the voice of LGBT alumni to the Cornell Alumni Association and Cornell Mosaic, and regularly cosponsors events with other Cornell alumni groups and the LGBT alumni organizations of other colleges and universities.

CUGALA members are located around the world and include alumni of all ages. Regional contacts organize events in New York City, San Francisco, Boston, Ithaca, Washington DC, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Miami.

This group serves as a private space for our members to connect with each other through personal updates, discussion, and shared photos and links. To receive updates and event announcements, "like" our Facebook Page at