oSTEM at Mines

Welcome to the oSTEM at Colorado School of Mines homepage! We are the official organization at Mines for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people (LGBTQ+), as well as straight supporters & allies.

We offer many opportunities for students to become involved with our chapter through weekly meetings, social events, and advocacy. This is a great challenge-by-choice organization in which you can decide which activities you want to participate in and which ones you may not want to. Additionally, this organization offers various professional meetings with companies and prepares students with easily transferrable communication and problem-solving skills.

If you have any other ideas for activities that oSTEM does not currently have planned, please email us or complete our contact form.

Climate Survey

All current students and faculty members at Mines are encouraged to take the oSTEM climate survey!  You can find more information below:


Mines Community,  


In partnership with Mines DI&A, oSTEM has designed a 10-minute survey about the LGBTQ+ community at Mines. Data obtained from this survey will be used to understand the experiences of LGBTQ+ members and how we can better serve this community. We want to know about your experiences and perspectives because it will help guide activities, efforts, and decisions for oSTEM, the LGBTQ+ Mines Community Alliance, and other efforts in the future.


All current Mines students and employees are encouraged to take this survey. You do not have to identify as an LGBTQ+ community member to participate. We welcome everyone’s thoughts!  


We hope you will consider participating.  


Filling out this survey is completely voluntary; if you choose to participate, the data will be anonymous. Only Research Analyst Heather Houlton from Mines DI&A will have access to the data. If you have questions, please contact Heather at hhoulton@mines.edu.  


Here is the link to the oSTEM survey: https://mines.questionpro.com/a/TakeSurvey?tt=1Z0QmR/IBNM%3D

Please participate by Friday, May 6th, 2022.  


Thank you in advance for your consideration in participating in the survey.  



oSTEM’s Executive Team

Spring 2022 Meetings

General Meetings

General meetings take place on Tuesdays from 6:30 to 7:30 pm in Engineering Annex 117.

Social Meetings

Social meetings take place on Fridays from 4-5 pm over Zoom. 

Spectrum Spark

Spectrum Spark meetings take place every Monday from 6 to 7 pm. Everyone is welcome to attend.  These meetings are in-person (Green Center 200E), but we have a Zoom option for people who can’t show up in-person.  If you’re interested in attending, contact Spectrum Spark’s current Editor-in-Chief at msjohnston@mines.edu!  


Queer Coffee

Every Wednesday at 4 pm, we meet on Kafadar Commons (outside the CoorsTek building) and walk over to Higher Grounds together to get coffee!

Exec Meetings

Exec meetings take place every Wednesday from 7-8pm.  These meetings alternate between in-person and virtual meetings. Everyone is welcome to attend – join the Discord, or ask any member of exec, for more information about this, Social, and/or COAC meetings! 

Community Outreach and Advocacy Committee (COAC) Meetings

COAC meets on Mondays from 4-5 pm.  These meetings are in-person (Green Center 200E), but we have a Zoom option for people who can’t show up in-person.  If you’re interested in attending, contact the current Vice President of Community Outreach at msjohnston@mines.edu! (Note: this is not a typo.  Malcolm runs both of these).

Stay in Touch

Groupme and Discord

Would you like to join oSTEM’s Groupme or Discord? Stay in-the-know and click on the links below:

oSTEM Groupme: https://groupme.com/join_group/45319591/x6znL8

oSTEM Discord: https://discord.gg/FGBAfTn3JR


Social Media

Follow us on Instagram and Tumblr!

Instagram: ostemcsm

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Page updated 4/26/2022