Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Education and Support Services

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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Education and Support Services
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A Campus for All

The mission of LGBT Education and Support Services (LGBTESS) is to promote a safe, equitable, accessible, and affirming campus for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual, aromantic, and agender (LGBTQIA3+) students at the University of Oregon through resource navigation, education, community building, and event (co-)coordination and implementation.

Students gather in the LGBTQA3 Alliance Student Office

Visit the LGBTQA3 Alliance Student Office

Located in Erb Memorial Union, Room 022
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday: noon–5:00 p.m.

  • Public posting board with LGBTQIA+ events
  • Computers and free printing
  • Study area
  • Snacks and tea
  • LGBTQIA+ library

Connect with LGBT+ Education and Support Services

Oregon Hall, Suite 380
Monday–Friday: 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Navigate Campus

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.

 


 

Connect with Resources

Resources for LGBTQIA+ students encourage holistic support through mental, medical, and community care. Scholarships and other financial assistance are based on merit or need, including our Gender-Affirming Support 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.

 


 

Build Community

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.

 


 

Supporting LGBTQIA+ Students

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.

Connect with LGBTESS

Nov 29
LGBTea Time 1:00 p.m.

 🌈 Join us every Tuesday in November anytime from 1 - 3 pm for LGBTea Time! Stop by the QA3 in the EMU to drink some tea and meet friends in the community! Cups and tea...
LGBTea Time
November 1–29
1:00–3:00 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU) 022 QA3

 🌈 Join us every Tuesday in November anytime from 1 - 3 pm for LGBTea Time! Stop by the QA3 in the EMU to drink some tea and meet friends in the community! Cups and tea provided, but if you would like to bring a mug, that is encouraged too! See you this Tuesday for LGBTea Time! 😊

Presented by LGBTESS (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Trans Education and Support Services). 

Nov 29
Let's Talk - Tuesday 4-6PM 4:00 p.m.

Meet with a Counseling Services Bonnie Kester. Click here: https://zoom.us/j/92058889528 Let’s Talk is a service that provides easy access to free, informal, and...
Let's Talk - Tuesday 4-6PM
September 27–December 6
4:00–6:00 p.m.

Meet with a Counseling Services Bonnie Kester. Click here: https://zoom.us/j/92058889528

Let’s Talk is a service that provides easy access to free, informal, and confidential one-on-one consultation with a Counseling Services staff member. See our website for six additional Let’s Talk days/times offered throughout the week.

Let’s Talk is especially helpful for students who:

Have a specific concern and would like to consult with someone about it. Would like on-the-spot consultation rather than ongoing counseling. Would like to consult with a CS staff member about what actual therapy looks like. Would like to meet with one of our CS identity-based specialists. Have a concern about a friend or family member and would like some ideas about what to do.

How does Let’s Talk work?

Let’s Talk will be offered via Zoom and/or in satellite locations across campus. As a drop-in service, there is no need to schedule an appointment and no paperwork to be completed. Students are seen individually on a first-come, first-served basis at the times listed below. There may be a wait in the Zoom waiting room if the Let’s Talk staff member is meeting with another student. Please wait and we will be with you as soon as we can. Let’s Talk appointments are brief (usually between 15-30 minutes) and are meant to be used on an as-needed basis. 

Click here for Let's Talk - Tuesday 4-6PM:

https://zoom.us/j/92058889528

 

 

 

Nov 30
Let's Talk - Wednesday 3-5PM 3:00 p.m.

Meet with Counseling Services Carolyn Meiller, who specializes in working with LGBTQ students, at Peterson 203 or click here: https://zoom.us/j/92314812010 Let’s Talk is...
Let's Talk - Wednesday 3-5PM
September 28–December 7
3:00–5:00 p.m.

Meet with Counseling Services Carolyn Meiller, who specializes in working with LGBTQ students, at Peterson 203 or click here: https://zoom.us/j/92314812010

Let’s Talk is a service that provides easy access to free, informal, and confidential one-on-one consultation with a Counseling Services staff member. See our website for six additional Let’s Talk days/times offered throughout the week.

Let’s Talk is especially helpful for students who:

Have a specific concern and would like to consult with someone about it. Would like on-the-spot consultation rather than ongoing counseling. Would like to consult with a CS staff member about what actual therapy looks like. Would like to meet with one of our CS identity-based specialists. Have a concern about a friend or family member and would like some ideas about what to do.

How does Let’s Talk work?

Let’s Talk will be offered via Zoom and/or in satellite locations across campus. As a drop-in service, there is no need to schedule an appointment and no paperwork to be completed. Students are seen individually on a first-come, first-served basis at the times listed below. There may be a wait in the Zoom waiting room if the Let’s Talk staff member is meeting with another student. Please wait and we will be with you as soon as we can. Let’s Talk appointments are brief (usually between 15-30 minutes) and are meant to be used on an as-needed basis. 

Click here for Let's Talk - Wednesday 3-5PM or see Carolyn at Peterson 203:

https://zoom.us/j/92314812010

 

 

 

 

Dec 2
Let's Talk - Friday 1-3PM 1:00 p.m.

Meet with Counseling Services Juliene Fresnedi at the Center for Multicultural Academic Excellence (Oregon Hall-Room 130) or click here:...
Let's Talk - Friday 1-3PM
September 30–December 9
1:00–3:00 p.m.

Meet with Counseling Services Juliene Fresnedi at the Center for Multicultural Academic Excellence (Oregon Hall-Room 130) or click here: https://zoom.us/j/92243720320

Let’s Talk is a service that provides easy access to free, informal, and confidential one-on-one consultation with a Counseling Services staff member. See our website for six additional Let’s Talk days/times offered throughout the week.

Let’s Talk is especially helpful for students who:

Have a specific concern and would like to consult with someone about it. Would like on-the-spot consultation rather than ongoing counseling. Would like to consult with a CS staff member about what actual therapy looks like. Would like to meet with one of our CS identity-based specialists. Have a concern about a friend or family member and would like some ideas about what to do.

How does Let’s Talk work?

Let’s Talk will be offered via Zoom and/or in satellite locations across campus. As a drop-in service, there is no need to schedule an appointment and no paperwork to be completed. Students are seen individually on a first-come, first-served basis at the times listed below. There may be a wait in the Zoom waiting room if the Let’s Talk staff member is meeting with another student. Please wait and we will be with you as soon as we can. Let’s Talk appointments are brief (usually between 15-30 minutes) and are meant to be used on an as-needed basis. 

Click here for Let's Talk - Friday 1PM-3PM or see Juliene at the Center for Multicultural Academic Excellence (Oregon Hall-Room 130):

https://zoom.us/j/92243720320

 

 

 

 

Dec 6
Let's Talk - Tuesday 4-6PM 4:00 p.m.

Meet with a Counseling Services Bonnie Kester. Click here: https://zoom.us/j/92058889528 Let’s Talk is a service that provides easy access to free, informal, and...
Let's Talk - Tuesday 4-6PM
September 27–December 6
4:00–6:00 p.m.

Meet with a Counseling Services Bonnie Kester. Click here: https://zoom.us/j/92058889528

Let’s Talk is a service that provides easy access to free, informal, and confidential one-on-one consultation with a Counseling Services staff member. See our website for six additional Let’s Talk days/times offered throughout the week.

Let’s Talk is especially helpful for students who:

Have a specific concern and would like to consult with someone about it. Would like on-the-spot consultation rather than ongoing counseling. Would like to consult with a CS staff member about what actual therapy looks like. Would like to meet with one of our CS identity-based specialists. Have a concern about a friend or family member and would like some ideas about what to do.

How does Let’s Talk work?

Let’s Talk will be offered via Zoom and/or in satellite locations across campus. As a drop-in service, there is no need to schedule an appointment and no paperwork to be completed. Students are seen individually on a first-come, first-served basis at the times listed below. There may be a wait in the Zoom waiting room if the Let’s Talk staff member is meeting with another student. Please wait and we will be with you as soon as we can. Let’s Talk appointments are brief (usually between 15-30 minutes) and are meant to be used on an as-needed basis. 

Click here for Let's Talk - Tuesday 4-6PM:

https://zoom.us/j/92058889528

 

 

 

SJ
Coordinator, LGBT Education and Support Services