Sign up for the 2019–2020 OUTList!
The OUTList is a list of UO students, faculty, staff, and alum who wish to publicly acknowledge and celebrate they are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual, aromantic (LGBTQIA+) and allies to those in the community. The list will appear in the form of an advertisement in the Daily Emerald during the week of October 14 to correspond with National Coming Out Day on October 11.
Submissions must be received by 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 2, 2019.
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
On view Saturday, September 7, 2019 through Sunday, January 19, 2020
Experience the grit and daring of North America’s gay rodeo circuit. Blake Little’s arresting black-and-white photographs explore the athleticism, artistry, and camaraderie of a time-honored LGBTQIA tradition while celebrating the complex nature of identity and community in the West.
A program of ExhibitsUSA, a national division of Mid-America Arts Alliance, and the National Endowment for the Arts.
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.
This introductory four-hour seminar provides active allyship education and development for UO students, staff, and faculty. No prior education is required!
QAC training for fall term 2019 is being offered on the following dates:
Friday, October 4, 1:00–5:00 p.m.
Friday, October 18, 1:00–5:00 p.m.
Friday, November 8, 1:00–5:00 p.m.
Danny Orendorff: “Doing It Together: Queerness, Craft, Collectivity”
Surveying the past ten years of his curatorial work, Orendorff will explore the intersecting threads of DIY and/or craft-oriented cultural production, myriad histories of grassroots social-justice activism, and related theories of gender and sexuality that have together driven his research, exhibition and writing projects. From collectively-made queer videos and massive textile collaborations, to kink-inspired tableaux vivants and plein air paintings of banks on fire, Orendorff will detail past and present curatorial efforts that all pursue an aesthetic of non-normativity, cooperation, resistance and liberation.
Danny Orendorff is a curator and writer working as Executive Director of Vox Populi, a non-profit gallery, performance space and art collective in Philadelphia, PA. Founded in 1988, Vox Populi serves as an enduring model for how a radically independent and experimental arts organization can sustain itself through collective effort and constant evolution. Formerly, Orendorff was Curator of Public Programs for the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City and Program Director for non-profit Chicago gallery Threewalls. As an independent curator, Orendorff has organized large group exhibitions for such venues as DePaul Art Museum (Chicago, IL), The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design (Asheville, NC), SFCamerawork (San Franicsco, CA), and The Charlotte Street Foundation (Kansas City, MO), amongst others. He has taught in the Fiber & Material Studies Departments of The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Tyler School of Art at Temple University.
Every year the LGBTQA3 Alliance and the LGBT Education and Support Services host a festival and resource fair to celebrate and commemorate National Coming Out Day as a part of our Coming Out Week celebrations. We hold this event in order to celebrate LGBT+ coming out stories as a community and to share the resources available to LGBT+ individuals at the University of Oregon.
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.
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.