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

Jan 24
LGBTea Time11:00 a.m.

Looking for a place to sip some tea, make some friends, and have fun? Come to LGBTea Time! From 11am-1pm, there will be an assortment of free Townshend's tea as well as...
January 24 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), 022

Looking for a place to sip some tea, make some friends, and have fun? Come to LGBTea Time!

From 11am-1pm, there will be an assortment of free Townshend's tea as well as knitting with assistance from the UO Craft Center! Stop by the LGBTQA3 Office (EMU 022) for a great opportunity to interact with fellow members of the queer community.

Feb 22
Queer Ally Coalition Training 1:00 p.m.

The Queer Ally Coalition (QAC) is a volunteer training workshop open to students, faculty, and staff who are looking for opportunities to expand dialogue and understanding for...
February 22 1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
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The Queer Ally Coalition (QAC) is a volunteer training workshop open to students, faculty, and staff who are looking for opportunities to expand dialogue and understanding for issues within the campus LGBTQIA+ community.

 

Location will be provided when you RSVP!

Mar 1
Queer Ally Coalition Training 1:00 p.m.

The Queer Ally Coalition (QAC) is a volunteer training workshop open to students, faculty, and staff who are looking for opportunities to expand dialogue and understanding for...
March 1 1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
N/A

The Queer Ally Coalition (QAC) is a volunteer training workshop open to students, faculty, and staff who are looking for opportunities to expand dialogue and understanding for issues within the campus LGBTQIA+ community.

Location will be provided when you RSVP!

Mar 13
Schnitzer Cinema: AIFF The Best of Fests: ”The Gospel of Eureka" with guest director Michael Palmieri7:00 p.m.

Love, faith and civil rights collide in a southern town as evangelical Christians and drag queens step into the spotlight to dismantle stereotypes. Taking a personal, and often...
March 13 7:00 p.m.
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (JSMA)

Love, faith and civil rights collide in a southern town as evangelical Christians and drag queens step into the spotlight to dismantle stereotypes. Taking a personal, and often comical look at negotiating differences between religion and belief through performance, political action, and partnership, gospel drag shows and passion plays set the stage for one hell of a show. "Without condescension, we hope to show that what is crass, campy, or even profane in the eyes of one group is sacred and full of communal significance in the eyes of another" (Donal Mosher and Michael Palmieri). Narrated by Mx Justin Vivian Bond and called "an act of formal and spiritual resurrection" by Eric Hynes (Film Comment). (Documentary, D: Donal Mosher and Micahel Palmieri, 75 min.)

The Schnitzer Cinema series is programmed by Richard Herskowitz, JSMA curator of media arts and Artist Director of the Ashland Independent Film Festival. All programs are free, with popcorn and refreshments provided!


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.

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Contact Us

 
Haley Wilson
Coordinator, LGBTESS