Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing protocols for community safety, the LGBT+ Education and Support Services office in Oregon Hall will not be open, but operating remotely.
LGBT+ Education and Support Services hours: Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
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Join us winter term as we host a series of speakers that are working to redefine the term “outdoorsy”. Often times the term “outdoorsy” seems exclusive to one demographic: straight, white men. Throughout the term we will be bringing in a variety of different speakers who will discuss creating and holding space in the Outdoors where often times their identities are not always welcome. Our first speaker will be drag queen and environmental activist Pattie Gonia, who will discuss her gender identity and expression in the outdoors. Pattie strives to create a more inclusive outdoors and inspire people to go outside, even if they’ve never been before. She truly embodies that being outdoors and fabulous are not mutually exclusive.
Date: Thursday, Jan. 21st
Location: Zoom Meeting ID: 413 869 2398
Sign-up: None required
Queer & Christian (Q&C) is a community of LGBTQIA+ people seeking Jesus together. We support one another, hold space for healing, study scripture, protest anti-queer theology, and discover the Jesus who cares deeply about marginalized people—the Jesus who cares about us. For more information, contact Emily at 503-267-4252!
Sexual Assault Support Services (SASS) has a support group for members of the LGBTQIA+ community (18+) who have experienced any form of sexual violence in the past or present. SASS services are always free. http://sass-lane.org/
SASS's LGBTQIA+ Support Group
Meets 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month from 5-6:30 p.m.
For any self-identified members of the queer community age 18+ who have experienced sexual violence.
Drop in. No registration needed. SASS services are always free.
Learn LGBTQIA+ ally tools, skills, terminology, statistics, and personal stories to become an active ally for the UO campus! This online training is open and FREE to UO students, faculty and staff! Identify yourself as an ally for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual, and aromantic people through the UO Safe Zone training, Queer Ally Coalition (QAC). All participants receive valuable information, a sticker to identify you as an ally in your space, and an opportunity to join the QAC network of dedicated UO allies!
- LGBTQIA+ terminology and development
- Personal stories from our LGBTQIA+ student panel
- Supportive strategies and ally tools
- All about pronouns and gender inclusive language
- Scenario practice
- Gender and sexuality building blocks
- LGBTQIA+ statistics
- Ally tips!
QAC training for Winter term 2021 has the following remote training sessions:
Session 1 (both times are required to be fully QAC trained)
February, 1, 2021 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
February, 2, 2021 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Session 2 (both times are required to be fully QAC trained)
March, 4, 2021 (2:00 PM - 5:00 PM)
March, 5, 2021 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Please register for a training session here: https://oregon.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5mCUVR79Ore6f3L
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.
Resources for LGBTQIA+ students encourage holistic support through mental, medical, and community care. Several scholarships that are based on both merit and need, including our LGBTQIA+ Emergency Fund. 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.
There's a reason we've been recognized nationally as one of the best colleges for LGBTQIA+ students. From gender equity housing options to LGBTQIA+ protections, we are committed to creating an environment of respect and encouragement for all of our students.
Donate: Support LGBTQIA+ Students in Crisis
You can help LGBTQIA+ students achieve their goals and offer security during a time of crisis!
Queer and transgender students of color are particularly likely to experience housing, food, and healthcare insecurities. The LGBTQIA+ Emergency Fund offers a financial safety net for LGBTQIA+ students. This award assists students in finding secure housing, food, medical and mental health resources, gender-affirming care, and other need-based assistance. Critically, this award prevents interruption in students’ academic journeys.
The demand for this award has dramatically increased due to COVID-19. During the 2020, this award has been given to 4x more recipients with an average of $500 per award. Many recipients of the award are queer and trans students of color, and students with disabilities.
LGBT Education and Support Services
Monday–Friday: 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
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