LGBTQ ’Canes


The mission of the LGBTQ 'Canes is to establish and foster mutually-beneficial and enduring relationships between the University of Miami and its gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, and allied alumni and current and future students.

Please take 5 minutes of your time to complete this brief survey. We value your feedback and your responses will be used to plan events and enhance communications with the LGBTQ ’Canes affinity group.

Thank you for taking part in our survey. We will be using your responses to plan future alumni events. Currently, all events have been cancelled or postponed but we look forward to the future where we can meet and be together again.

View the results of our survey here.


LGBTQ Leadership

UM Welcomes New Director of LGBTQ Student Center
Dr. Gisela P. Vega

Dr. Gisela P. Vega, the former associate director of LGBTQA Initiatives at Florida International University, joins the Hurricanes family with plans to enhance programming.

For more than 25 years, Gisela Vega has been a leader and advocate for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community. She now brings her extensive personal and professional experience, along with a continued pursuit of equality, to the University of Miami as the new director of the LGBTQ Student Center. To read more, click here

President LGBTQ 'Canes

Roberto J. Bosch, B.S.M.S.'07,

Alumni Relations Liaison

Dorean Gordon WilliamsSenior Director of Special Constituencies

About the Group

Get involved leaders needed, the LGBTQ ’Canes need your support! We are currently looking for active members and to expand the leadership. 

Who can join?
All LGBTQ, ’Canes and allies are welcome! 

How do I join?
Simply fill out this form and/or download the UM Alumni App, login and click on the "Get Involved" tile + find the LGBTQ ’Canes under the Affinity Groups + click follow

Why should I join?
In addition to existing alumni benefits and services, members will be kept informed of opportunities to connect and engage with fellow LGBTQ ’Canes and allies and assist with initiatives designed to enhance the experience of LGBTQ ’Canes at the U!

Is there a cost?
No, members are encouraged to further the University's mission through annual giving, but your UM Alumni Association membership is non-dues based, and your affiliation with the LGBTQ ’Canes is lifelong! #CaneforLife

Upcoming Events

Alumni Weekend and Homecoming 2019
LGBTQ Alumni and Friends Recognition Reception 

LGBTQ Alumni and Friends Recognition Reception

For more campus groups and resources, visit LGBTQ Student Center or contact us at 305-284-2872.