COVID-19 Support and Resources
As our community prepares and responds to the COVID-19, we acknowledge students with minoritized identities may be impacted by resource insecurity and barriers to access or support. If you are experiencing impacts to your basic needs including housing, finances, food, and healthcare, or if you are in need of assistance please reach out to the LGBTESS coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call the Dean of Students Office (541-346-3216).
Following is a list of basic needs, crisis, and mutual aid resources:
- LGBTQIA+ Emergency Fund: For 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.
- Dean of Students Crisis Drop-in: Dean of Students crisis response staff are offering drop-in hours remotely by phone at 541-346-3216.
- SAFE Hotline: Available 24/7 at 541-346-7233.
- University Counseling Center: After-hours support crisis line at 541-346-3227.
- White Bird Clinic: Crisis line available 24/7 at 541-687-4000.
You are not alone. Our community is here to offer support during these times of uncertainty, and to create systems of community care, mutual aid, and advocacy for one another. Reach out for help, offer care to others, and remember to be gentle with yourself.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.