Sign Up to Attend Lavender Graduation

A graduation honoring LGBTQIA+ graduates and their accomplishments

The Lavender Graduation Ceremony will be held on Sunday, June 9, from 4:00–6:00 p.m. in the EMU Redwood Auditorium.

Undergraduate and graduate students welcome!

Graduates must RSVP by May 27. All other guests must RSVP by June 3 at 8:00 a.m.

RSVP for Lavender Graduation

Apply to be a Student Program Coordinator

The LGBTESS is hiring student staff for the 2019–20 academic year!

Plan events pertaining to LGBTQIA+ and intersected identities for the campus community. Learn more about LGBTQIA+ advocacy, experiences, and resources. Four to eight positions are available. All students are welcome to apply. Time commitment of 8–12 hours per week, paying $11.25 an hour. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until May 15, 2019, at 9:00 a.m.

A Campus for All

The LGBT Education and Support Services team works to affirm the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, asexual, aromantic, and allied (LGBTQIA+) students, faculty, and staff by providing educational and supportive resources. Our campus has been recognized as the top college in Oregon for LGBTQ students by the Campus Pride Index.

We are dedicated to providing space for all University of Oregon community members to explore their understanding of sexual/romantic orientation, gender, gender expression, and intersections of identities. We look forward to being in community with you.

2018 Best in Oregon for LGBT Students

Get Educated

LGBTESS offers programs that are designed to educate people about the truth and diversity of the lives of LGBTQIA+ individuals. Through ally training and panel discussions, we provide opportunities to share stories and ask questions in a way that fosters understanding, appreciation, and respect. Presentations are also available upon request.



Get Involved

Our student-driven outreach teams engage and empower LGBTQIA+ current and prospective students. Whether organizing events, being involved in campus organizations, or taking part in educational panels, our student employees and volunteers connect with the greater campus community, sharing resources to support students’ well-being and academic success.

In addition to our programs and services, there are organizations on and off campus, all focused on promoting awareness, education, support, and appreciation for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, and queer issues.



Get Resources

There's a reason we've been recognized nationally as one of the best colleges for LGBTQIA+ students. From gender equity housing options to inclusive medical and mental health care, the UO is dedicated to creating an environment of respect and encouragement for all of our students.

Support is available through scholarships that are based on both merit and need. Students are also invited to apply for LGBTESS-sponsored trips to conferences.

For students who are currently in or hoping to begin the process of transitioning while attending the UO, the university offers a variety of resources and services.

EventsCalendar of Events

Jun 19
Diverse Professionals Networking Reception6:00 p.m.

Join the UO Black Alumni Network and the Oregon Executive MBA for an evening of networking and fun. Learn about the Oregon Executive MBA program's new fellowship designed to...
June 19 6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
109 NW Naito, Flat Classroom and Lobby

Join the UO Black Alumni Network and the Oregon Executive MBA for an evening of networking and fun. Learn about the Oregon Executive MBA program's new fellowship designed to encourage diversity, equity, and inclusion. This event is a fundraiser for the UO Black Cultural Center. 


LGBT Education and Support Services

Office Hours
Monday–Friday: 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Office of the Dean of Students
Oregon Hall, Suite 380
*Hours are subject to change.
Please contact the coordinator for updated hours.

Get Connected

Sign up for our email list. We'll keep you informed about programs and opportunities provided through our office, plus other related LGBTQIA+ events on campus and in the community.

Contact Us

Haley Wilson
Coordinator, LGBTESS