A campus for all

Creating a campus that is welcoming to all means providing a space for all gender expressions that is free of homophobia, heterosexism, and gender bias. We work 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 LGBTQIA+ students and we are dedicated to making sure you have a positive college experience.


LGBTQA3 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

Through education and support, we are committed to our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual, aromantic, and ally students. 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.


Out List & Allies List

The Out List is a list of students, faculty, staff, and alumni who wish to publicly acknowledge and celebrate that they are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual, aromantic, and/or allies (LGBTQIA+). The Allies List are UO community members who 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.


Gender-inclusive Housing

Living in the residence hall communities is an excellent way to meet and grow with other students who are passionate about the same things you are. The gender inclusive hall revolves around 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, gender identity and expression, and queer theory.

Bridges Panel Program

Bridges is designed to facilitate honest dialogue to educate people about the truth and diversity of the lives of LGBTQIA+ individuals. Bridges is also intended as a place to share stories and ask questions as a way of creating a stronger community between all identities. It is one of the many ways that we hope to create a society free of gender bias, homophobia, and prejudice. 

OUT Reach

OUT Reach concentrates on engaging and empowering LGBTQIA+ students. We assist in connecting you with resources relating to well-being and academic success. Many of our members attend campus programs and events to ensure students are aware of available resources and services. We also host programs centered around gender identity and expression as well as connect existing students with UO LGBTQIA+ alumni.

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. 


Resources

Transition Support

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.

Student Organizations

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

Formerly the Committee for LGBTQIA+ Concerns, this committee promotes equality and equity for UO community members. This charge is accomplished by eliminating all types of discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in university policies, practices, programs, facilities, and services.


Events

Oct 10
Coming Out Week Kick-off Reception5:30 p.m.

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October 10 5:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Gumwood Room
Oct 11
Pride Flag Display and History Campaign12:00 a.m.

A campaign will be on display across campus throughout Coming Out Week featuring the commonly known Rainbow Pride Flag plus a diversity of pride flags for the many communities...
October 11–15
13th Avenue and EMU Lawn

A campaign will be on display across campus throughout Coming Out Week featuring the commonly known Rainbow Pride Flag plus a diversity of pride flags for the many communities that are under the LGBTQIA+ umbrella. UO communtiy members will have the opportunity to learn more about the diversity of gender, sexual, and romantic identities that are a part of LGBTQIA+ and understand a little more the origin, history, and meaning of the Rainbow Pride Flag.

Oct 11
Coming Out Week Festival10:00 a.m.

In celebration of National Coming Out Day the LGBTQA3 and LGBTESS will be hosting a day of activities and sparkly celebrations on the EMU Green! Stop by to take a picture with the...
October 11 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Green (lawn facing Carson hall and Straub Hall)

In celebration of National Coming Out Day the LGBTQA3 and LGBTESS will be hosting a day of activities and sparkly celebrations on the EMU Green! Stop by to take a picture with the traditional Coming Out Door, hop around in the bouncy castle, get painted in rainbows and glitter, contribute to our community art project, and show that you are loud and proud to be queer-identified or an ally to the LGBTQIA+ community!

Contact Us

 
Maure Smith-Benanti
Director of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Education and Support Services