LGBTQIA+ Emergency Fund

The LGBTQIA+ Student Emergency Funds are available to UO LGBTQIA+ students who have encountered a situation involving unusual financial hardship caused by emergency or circumstances beyond the students’ control, including housing or food insecurity, or other resource-based needs that threaten a student’s ability to remain enrolled and to successfully complete their degree.

Learn More About the Fund

Counseling Center After-Hours Support and Crisis Line: 541-346-3227

UO students can call any time to speak with a therapist who can provide support and connect you with resources.

University Health Center Nurse Advice Line: 541-346-2770 and press "1" to connect

This after-hours advice nurse line is available for students whenever the health center is closed.

If it is an emergency, or if you (or a friend) are in immediate danger or feel unsafe, call 9-1-1.

Help for Victims and Survivors of Sexual Violence: 541-346-SAFE

If you are the survivor of sexual harassment (including sexual assault, dating or domestic violence, gender-based harassment or bullying, and stalking) and someone has harmed you, it’s not your fault. There are many UO and community resources available to support you. The UO has a 24-hour hotline for information and support. Call anytime to speak with a counselor who can also connect you with other confidential resources.

Resources for Survivors

LGBTQIA Survivor Support Group

Sexual Assault Support Services offers a support group for LGBTQIA individuals who have experienced any form of sexual violence, in addition to other identity-based support groups.

Learn More about the LGBTQIA Survivor Support Group

Help for Victims of Gender- or Sexuality-Based Discrimination and Bias

The University of Oregon includes LGBTQIA identities in the non-discrimination policy, which opens access to Title IX claims, counseling support, and financial assistance to LGBTQIA individuals experiencing discrimination on the basis of gender, gender expression, or sexuality. To find out more about these options check out the following resources. If you have questions or need support through these processes, please contact the coordinator of the LGBTESS.

Title IX Policies and Procedures

Dean of Students Response Team

Bias Education and Response Team

The Trevor Project

National organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25. 24/7 hotline: 1-866-488-7386; 24/7 texting: text START to 678678.

Trans Lifeline

A trans-led organization that connects trans people to the community, support, and resources they need to survive and thrive. 24/7 hotline: 877-565-8860.

Crisis Text Hotline

Free, 24/7 support for those in crisis. Text “HOME” to 741741.

Talk to Someone from the LGBTESS

If you or a friend are in need of support related to their LGBTQIA—or questioning—identity, please contact the coordinator of the LGBT Education and Support Services. Help is available for you if you need space to process through your experiences, access resources, or navigate the coming out process.
Haley Wilson
Coordinator, LGBTESS