Coming Out Week is a series of events around National Coming Out Day in October. OFB plans a series of panels and workshops across the weeks to engage the wider Ross community on topics such as allyship, intersectional identity, and LGBTQ+ issues in the workplace.
This past year in 2018, OFB obtained permission from the Bo Schembechler estate to use his famous quote on our Coming Out Week shirts. Proceeds from the shirts went to the Jim Toy Community Center which provides information, education, social events, and advocacy for the LGBTQ+ community of Ann Arbor.
Not only was it for a great cause, but we really feel that this phrase, "The Team, The Team, The Team" embodies the Ross student body and our OFB community. It speaks to the way students have each other's backs in a way that is sometimes difficult to express.
Every fall, the ROMBA organization puts on a conference event for LGBTQ+ MBA students. The event is a great space to connect with peers from other schools, network with companies for both internships and full-time employment, attend a slew of excellent programming and panels, and capped with a marquee speaker such as Anderson Cooper and George Takai to name a few.
Ross enjoys being one of the largest contingents represented by OFB, and it's always fun to bond with our OFB community away from campus. For first year MBA students, ROMBA is an excellent chance to take a crack at networking and interviewing, and if you play your cards right, you might even land an internship.
Last year the ROMBA event took place in Minneapolis, and OFB was lucky to have 20+ Rossers in attendance (unfortunately a few missed the group photo...). Next year the event will be in Atlanta the same week as Atlanta Pride, so we predict good times ahead.
OFB at Ross hosts one of the school’s most popular events, MBgAy.
MBgAy is a charity drag show that gives students a chance to let their hair down after a hectic recruiting season. Performances are put on by OFB members and allies alike, and teams compete to raise money for a good cause. Over 650+ students attended and performed!
This year, proceeds from MBgAy went to Ozone House, a local Ann Arbor shelter supporting LGBTQ youth.