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.
There will be free HIV and Hepatitis C testing available to all students, faculty, and staff in the LGBTQA3 office (EMU 022). It is brief, private, and comfortable with highly informed folks from the HIV alliance on staff.
Provided by the HIV Alliance and LGBTESS.
Join the MNCH Student Club and LGBTQA3 for a night of square dancing, crafting, and celebration at the museum! Make a print with the Craft Center, take home a photo from the photo booth, and try out your lasso skills. The Spin Cycle Squares, a local LGBT+ square dance club will be teaching lessons and leading group dances! Pie, cocoa, and snacks are provided. Prizes awarded to the best rainbow western wear! Open to all UO students.
From 2-4 p.m. 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.
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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