A campus for all
Creating a campus that is welcoming to all means providing a space for all sexual orientations, attractions, gender identities, and gender expressions that is free from transphobia, heterosexism, homophobia, and gender bias of any kind. The LGBTQ Education and Support Services team works to create a positive experience for all students by providing educational and support resources. Our campus has been recognized as one of the top 25 schools for LGBTQ students and we are dedicated to making sure you have a positive and inclusive college experience.
LGBTQESSP Dean of Students Office Hours
Monday–Friday: 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
*Hours are subject to change.
Please contact the office for updated hours.
Getting Connected with a Student Group
Through education, engagement, and support, we are committed to our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual, aromantic, and ally students' success. Within the LGBTQA3 office, located in the Erb Memorial Union (EMU), you can meet with professional staff, receive support, and learn about ways to be involved with the LGBTQIA+ community. The UO strives to create an environment of inclusivity, respect, and encouragement for all of our students.
OUTList & Queer Ally Coalition Membership List
The OUTList is an opportunity for students, faculty, staff, and alumni who wish to publicly acknowledge and celebrate their lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual, aromantic, agender, and/or ally (LGBTQIA+) identities. Queer Ally Coalition members are UO community members who have attended a four hour workshop and agreen to openly declare their support for LGBTQIA+ individuals, work to create safe and welcoming spaces, practice using inclusive language, and believe in treating everyone with dignity.
Living in any residence hall community is an excellent way to meet and grow with other students who are passionate about the same things you are. The Gender Equity Hall is for students who are committed to gender inclusion and equity. Because of this, you can room with students of any gender identity or biological sex. This hall also houses the academic residential community LGBTQIA+ Scholars. Here we welcome open and honest discussions about sexual orientation, attraction, gender identity, and expression, as well as queer theory, prejudice, and oppression.
Bridges is a panel program designed to facilitate honest dialogue that educates people about the truth and diversity of the lives of LGBTQIA+ individuals. Bridges panels provide an opportunity to share stories and ask questions in a way that fosters understanding, appreciation, and respect through the sharing of personal stories. Bridges volunteers believe that sharing our stories is the most effective way to create positive change in the world as we work to create a society free from transphobia, heterosexism, homophobia, gender bias, prejudice, and injustice.
OUTreach concentrates on engaging and empowering LGBTQIA+ current and prospective students. Many of our members attend campus programs and events to make sure you connect with us, our community, and resources relating to your well-being and academic success. Our team hosts GSA Visit Day, where prospective students connect with the UO and develop leadership skills, equipping them to create positive change in their high schools.
Queer Ally Coalition
Our mission is to reduce homophobia, transphobia, heterosexism, and gender bias on campus. We work to create an atmosphere of understanding and acceptance for all members of our community that is inclusive of all sexual orientations and gender identities. We visibly identify allies and organize trainings in order to facilitate more open dialogue and expand our understanding of the issues facing our community. We welcome anyone wanting to learn more about the LGBTQIA+ community.
The university has a variety of resources and services if you are currently in or hoping to begin the process of transitioning while attending the university. There can be any number of pieces involved in the transitioning process and we are here to help.
In addition to our programs and services, there are several student-run organizations on our campus all focused on promoting awareness, education, support, and appreciation for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, and queer issues.
University Committee on Sexual Orientation, Attraction, Gender Identity, and Expression
The committee serves the University of Oregon by ensuring that the concerns of the LGBTQIA+ campus community are acknowledged and addressed. The committee strives to ensure that the UO is a welcoming and supportive campus for LGBTQIA+ students, faculty, staff, community members, and visitors.