Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Education and Support Services

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender
Education and Support Services (LGBTESS)

The mission of LGBTESS is to promote a safe, equitable, accessible, and affirming campus for Two-Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual, aromantic, and agender (2SLGBTQIA3+) students at the University of Oregon through resource navigation, education, community building, and event implementation.

Lavender Graduation Celebration 2024

Saturday, June 15 | 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. | EMU Ballroom

Doors open and food served at 10:30 a.m. Program begins at 11:00 a.m.

Graduating 2SLGBTQIA3+ students who wish to be honored at the celebration should respond by end of day on May 23, 2024.

Connect with LGBT+ Education and Support Services

SJ Wilhelm


Coordinator, LGBT Education and Support Services

Monday–Friday: 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Located in QA3 Office (EMU 022) or Oregon Hall, Suite 185

Students gather in the LGBTQA3 Alliance Student Office

Visit the LGBTQA3 Alliance Student Office

Hours dependent on staff availability

Navigate Campus

We are committed to creating an equitable and accessible environment for students, whether that be via all-gender and gender-expansive housing options, name change processes, or all-gender restrooms.



Connect with Resources

Resources for 2SLGBTQIA3+ students encourage holistic well-being and academic success through mental, medical, and community care. Scholarships and other financial assistance are based on need and/or merit. Students are also invited to apply for LGBTESS-sponsored conferences. In addition to our programs and services, there are off-campus organizations dedicated to advocating and resourcing 2SLGBTQIA3+ folks.



Build Community

Our student-driven outreach teams celebrate, educate, empower, and support 2SLGBTQIA3+ students. Whether organizing events, developing new initiatives, or collaborating with campus organizations, one of the priorities of the LGBTESS staff is to support students in fostering community.



Support 2SLGBTQIA3+ Students

Effectively supporting 2SLGBTQIA3+ students is an on-going process which requires self-awareness, knowledge, and skills. LGBTESS hosts Queer+ Accomplice Coalition (QAC) training once a term to jump-start faculty and staff in this process and provides resources to support continued learning and advocacy practices.