Save the Date for Lavender Graduation
Are you graduating this academic year? Do you know of a graduating senior? Save the date for Lavender Graduation, the nationally recognized graduation ceremony honoring LGBTQIA+ graduates.
This special UO ceremony—where graduates will receive rainbow stoles—is scheduled for Sunday, June 17, 5:00–6:30 p.m. in the Knight Library. Light refreshments will be provided.
Graduates and their guests should register online by May 31.
Student Jobs Available
Program and Event Planners
Five positions available! We are hiring student coordinators for our Queer Ally Coalition, Out Reach, and Bridges programs. We are also hiring planners for large events as well as small events.
LGBTQIA+ Scholars ARC Academic Coordinator
Part-time student staff member facilitates individual study sessions, supports the faculty director in co-creating the content for WGS 199, and coordinates extracurricular involvement.
Applications due May 21, 2018
A Campus for All
Creating a campus that is welcoming to all means providing a space for all sexual orientations, attractions, gender identities, and gender expressions that is free from transphobia, heterosexism, homophobia, and gender bias of any kind. The LGBTQ Education and Support Services team works to create a positive experience for all students by providing educational and support resources. Our campus has been recognized as the top college in Oregon for LGBTQ students and we are dedicated to making sure you have a positive and inclusive college experience.
Hours for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Education and Support Services Program, Dean of Students Office
Monday–Friday: 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
*Hours are subject to change.
Please contact the office for updated hours.
Get Connected with a Student Group
Through education, engagement, and support, we are committed to our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual, aromantic, and ally students' success. 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.
EventsCalendar of Events
Come participate in a collaborative two-part discussion series on multiple aspects of healthy LGBTQIA+ relationships. Pizza will be provided!
Topics covered will include:
• Forming strong relationships in all forms
• Navigating conflict
• Dealing with microaggressions, bias, and marginalization
• Affirming support resources
This discussion will be facilitated by Chris Michaels, a current Doctoral Psychology Intern at the University Counseling Center who provides therapeutic and consultative services to the UO community.
Social hour in the LGBTQA3 office in the EMU, with games, crafts, and food. Drop by for snacks between classes, come hangout with us! All LGBTQIA+ individuals and their allies are welcome to join!
In collaboration with the LGBTQIA3 Alliance and LGBT Education and Support Services.
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.
Living in any residence hall community is an excellent way to meet and grow with other students who are passionate about the same things you are. The Gender Equity Hall is for 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, attraction, gender identity, and expression, as well as queer theory, prejudice, and oppression.
Bridges is a panel program designed to facilitate honest dialogue that educates people about the truth and diversity of the lives of LGBTQIA+ individuals. Bridges panels provide an opportunity to share stories and ask questions in a way that fosters understanding, appreciation, and respect through the sharing of personal stories. Bridges volunteers believe that sharing our stories is the most effective way to create positive change in the world as we work to create a society free from transphobia, heterosexism, homophobia, gender bias, prejudice, and injustice.
OUTreach concentrates on engaging and empowering LGBTQIA+ current and prospective students. Many of our members attend campus programs and events to make sure you connect with us, our community, and resources relating to your well-being and academic success. Our team hosts GSA Visit Day, where prospective students connect with the UO and develop leadership skills, equipping them to create positive change in their high schools.
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.
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.
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
The committee serves the University of Oregon by ensuring that the concerns of the LGBTQIA+ campus community are acknowledged and addressed. The committee strives to ensure that the UO is a welcoming and supportive campus for LGBTQIA+ students, faculty, staff, community members, and visitors.