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

Trans and Gender Non-Conforming Students, Faculty, and Staff: You matter. You are valid. We support you.

A Letter from the Office of the Provost: Affirming Trans and Gender Non-Conforming Students

We want to remind the UO community of this because there have been some troubling news reports lately about the federal administration potentially taking some kind of action in the future to narrowly define gender under the landmark legislation of Title IX.

While the federal administration has not officially commented on the issue, it is something that is creating a high level of uneasiness and distress for some of our students, faculty, and staff who identify as transgender or non-binary.

We will continue to track this issue and to remind everyone that the UO is a place where we value all people of all gender identities. Regardless of what happens at the federal level, UO leadership will always make it a priority to protect the rights of everyone in our community.

If you or someone you know is needing support, please seek out help from our crisis services, counseling, the coordinator of LGBTESS, or visit the LGBTQA3 Alliance Office, a student space in the Erb Memorial Union room 022, open from 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

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

Nov 15
LGBTea Time11:00 a.m.

Looking for a place to sip some tea, make some friends, and have fun? Come to LGBTea Time! Stop by the LGBTQA3 Office (EMU 022) for some free tea and make polymer clay...
November 15 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! Stop by the LGBTQA3 Office (EMU 022) for some free tea and make polymer clay miniature sculptures with assistance from the UO Craft Center! This is a great opportunity to meet fellow queer people in the U of O community. Come by any time between 11 AM and 1 PM!​

Nov 15
Robyn Ochs: Beyond Bisexuality 1012:00 p.m.

Robyn Ochs is an educator, speaker, grassroots activist, and editor of Bi Women Quarterly and two anthologies. Robyn’s work focuses on increasing awareness and...
November 15 2:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), 119, Diamond Lake

Robyn Ochs is an educator, speaker, grassroots activist, and editor of Bi Women Quarterly and two anthologies. Robyn’s work focuses on increasing awareness and understanding of complex identities, and mobilizing people to be powerful allies. Robyn was recently named by Teen Vogue as one of “9 Bisexual Women Who are Making History.”

 

In this interactive program, we will explore the experience of people who embrace non-binary sexualities, look at some of the challenges to recognizing and understanding the middle sexualities– an often-overlooked segment of the LGBTQ+ community, and brainstorm strategies for supporting bi+ people on our campuses. No matter how you identify, come to this engaging and interactive program if you could use some tools for challenging ignorance, biphobia and bi erasure.

Nov 15
Robyn Ochs: Beyond Binaries: Identity and Sexuality7:00 p.m.

How do we assign labels to our complicated experiences of sexuality? In this interactive program, we will explore the landscape of sexuality,  conduct a...
November 15 7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Redwood Room

How do we assign labels to our complicated experiences of sexuality? In this interactive program, we will explore the landscape of sexuality,  conduct a thought-provoking anonymous survey of those present, and look together at the data. This program will expand your perspective and change the way you think about labels.

 

In this interactive program, we will explore the experience of people who embrace non-binary sexualities, look at some of the challenges to recognizing and understanding the middle sexualities– an often-overlooked segment of the LGBTQ+ community, and brainstorm strategies for supporting bi+ people on our campuses. No matter how you identify, come to this engaging and interactive program if you could use some tools for challenging ignorance, biphobia and bi erasure.

 

Nov 16
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...
November 16 1:00 p.m.–5:00 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 issues within the campus LGBTQIA+ community.

https://dos.uoregon.edu/qac

Location will be provided when you RSVP!


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