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.
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.
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.
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
Paisley Currah, Professor, Brooklyn College & CUNY
Asaf Orr, Attorney, National Center for Lesbian Rights
Moderator: Beatrice Dohrn, Director, Nonprofit Clinic, UO School of Law
Paisley Currah is a professor of political science and women’s & gender studies at Brooklyn College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He has written widely on the topics related to transgender rights rights, sex reclassification policies, and feminism. In his current research, Currah looks at how states classify sex, focusing on the contradictions in definitions of sex (as in M and F) from jurisdiction to jurisdiction and agency to agency. He has also written widely on the transgender rights movement in the United States. His teaching interests include sexuality and gender studies, LGBT studies, feminist theory, queer legal theory, public policy, and political theory, including contemporary political thought, and biopolitics.
Asaf Orr is the Transgender Youth Project Staff Attorney of the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR), one of the nation’s leading advocacy organizations for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people.
Asaf joined NCLR in 2012 after years of representing students with disabilities and people living with HIV/AIDS. As NCLR’s Transgender Youth Project Staff Attorney, Asaf works to safeguard the rights of transgender and gender-expansive youth to be affirmed and supported for who they are. By changing the life trajectories of transgender and gender-expansive youth through litigation, public policy, and advocacy, Asaf hopes to create a future where all children can thrive.
Sexual Assault Support Services (SASS) is now offering a support group for self-identified members of the LGBTQIA+ community ages 18 and over who have experienced any form of sexual violence in the past or present. The group is held every 3rd Wednesday of the month at our main office. Drop-in basis, no registration required, all SASS services are free and confidential.
This coming queer history month, we are putting together an art exhibit that showcases our queer and trans, queer poc, and allied community members. We aim to give these people the platform and opportunity to share their art, to be digested specifically through these lenses. We hope to see all of Eugene’s supportive community members there!
If you are interested in being featured in the exhibit, inquire here: Pride@uoregon.edu
LGBT Education and Support Services
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.
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