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.
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The OUTList is a list of UO students, faculty, staff, and alumni who wish to publicly acknowledge and celebrate that they are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual, aromantic, agender, and/or allies (LGBTQIA+).
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.
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.
From 2pm-4pm on Tuesdays, the LGBTQA3 office (EMU Room 022) will be reserved for queer, trans, and intersex students of color. This time is meant to serve as a safe space and social time for QTIPOC, who often do not feel welcome in queer spaces. We acknowledge this issue and wish to combat it through this time.
Participate in creating drawings of fabulous local drag queens, kings, and inbetweens! Drag queens will be in glamorous attire, will pose for the public to draw. Following posing, the queens will each put on a performance. We will provide drawing stations and materials. Event is free, and all skill levels are encouraged!
Presented by Tropical Contemporary, an art collective of emerging contemporary artists located in Eugene, Oregon. For more information about Tropical Contemporary: https://www.tropicalcontemporary.space/about/
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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