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Students gather in the LGBTQA3 Alliance Student Office

Visit the LGBTQA3 Alliance Student Office

Located in Erb Memorial Union, Room 022
Monday–Friday: 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., fall, winter, and spring terms

  • 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.

EventsCalendar of Events

Jan 22
LGBTQ+ Hike at Hendricks Park1:00 p.m.

Join us Saturday, January 22nd at 1pm for a 3 mile hike through Hendricks Park. This is a great opportunity to explore the outdoors and meet new people! We will meet at the QA3...
January 22 1:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m.


Join us Saturday, January 22nd at 1pm for a 3 mile hike through Hendricks Park. This is a great opportunity to explore the outdoors and meet new people! We will meet at the QA3 (EMU 022) and depart for Hendricks Park from there.

 

Please RSVP at tinyurl.com/lgbtq-hike

 

In collaboration with the Outdoor Program.

Jan 22
LGBTQ+ Hike at Hendricks Park1:00 p.m.

Join us Saturday, January 22nd at 1pm for a 3 mile hike through Hendricks Park. This is a great opportunity to explore the outdoors and meet new people! Please RSVP at:...
January 22 1:00 p.m.
LGBTQA3 Office (EMU 022)

Join us Saturday, January 22nd at 1pm for a 3 mile hike through Hendricks Park.
This is a great opportunity to explore the outdoors and meet new people!

Please RSVP at: tinyurl.com/lgbtq-hike

In collaboration with the Outdoor Program.

Jan 23
LGBT Virtual Movie Night2:00 p.m.

Hello folks! We're hosting a virtual movie night on Sunday, January 23rd, from 2:00 to 4:00 PM! If you need access to the UO LGBTQIA+ Discord server, check out the...
January 23 2:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.

Hello folks!

We're hosting a virtual movie night on Sunday, January 23rd, from 2:00 to 4:00 PM!

If you need access to the UO LGBTQIA+ Discord server, check out the link here: https://oregon.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5jdSlf3KXEuduOW

The movie night is drop in/drop out as needed, so feel free to show up late or leave early if needed! Come hang out to enjoy a fun movie, chat with LGBTQ+ folks at UO, and relax! Captions will be provided.

Jan 23
Transgender & Nonbinary Identity Subgroup5:00 p.m.

This is the identity subgroup for trans and enby UO students! This subgroup is a communal space for students who are anywhere on the transgender and/or nonbinary spectrum, as...
January 9–March 6

This is the identity subgroup for trans and enby UO students!

This subgroup is a communal space for students who are anywhere on the transgender and/or nonbinary spectrum, as well as for folks who are questioning their gender identity!

We meet once every two weeks over the UO LGBTQIA+ Discord Server! To gain access to the server, fill out this form here: https://oregon.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5jdSlf3KXEuduOW

Jan 24
Jewish LGBTQIA+ Social Hour 4:00 p.m.

  Hey folks, here's the info for the Jewish LGBTQIA+ Social Hour that occurs weekly, hosted by Oregon Hillel! Here's the group description: We are an affinity...
January 17–March 21

 

Hey folks, here's the info for the Jewish LGBTQIA+ Social Hour that occurs weekly, hosted by Oregon Hillel!

Here's the group description: We are an affinity space founded by The Oregon Hillel Foundation for Jewish, LGBTQIA+ identifying students in search of an intersectional community to meet other Jewish Queer folxs. At our weekly virtual social hours we hangout, check in with each other, and often times discuss current events that impact us as Queer Jews. Additionally, we host in person meet ups at least once a term that have ranged from picnics in the park to craft nights at our building.

For the zoom info, please email talia@oregonhillel.org

Jan 24
Let's Talk - Monday 4-6PM4:00 p.m.

Meet with Counseling Services Caryn Zaner, who specializes in working with graduate students and queer, trans, and gender non-conforming students, for Let’s Talk on Mondays...
January 3–March 14

Meet with Counseling Services Caryn Zaner, who specializes in working with graduate students and queer, trans, and gender non-conforming students, for Let’s Talk on Mondays 4-6PM.

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 (Tele)Talk work?

While typically offered in various campus locations, Let’s (Tele)Talk will be offered via Zoom. 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 (Tele)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 (Tele)Talk - Monday 4-6PM:

https://zoom.us/j/92314812010

Jan 24
Lesbian Legion LGBTQ+ Identity Subgroup5:00 p.m.

The Lesbian Legion is the club subgroup for sapphics. Our group is focused on making space to foster connection and community for lesbians at UO. The planned meeting time is...
January 24–March 14
LGBTQA3 Office (EMU 022)

The Lesbian Legion is the club subgroup for sapphics. Our group is focused on making space to foster connection and community for lesbians at UO.

The planned meeting time is Monday at 5-6 pm in the QA3, which is located on the bottom floor of the EMU across from the Crutcher-Lewis room. During the meetings, we plan on hosting social hours, games, discussions, craft projects, or whatever seems interesting on a week-to-week basis.

The Lesbian Legion is hosted by Sisi (they/she) and Mariana (she/they). Feel free to come by and hang out with fellow lesbians!

Jan 24
Queer & Christian LGBTQ+ Identity Subgroup6:30 p.m.

Come hang out with other LGBTQ+ Christians! We discuss religion, life, and identity. We meet over zoom on odd weeks and in the LGBTQA3 office (EMU 022) on even weeks! In order...
January 10–March 14
LGBTQA3 Office (EMU 022)

Come hang out with other LGBTQ+ Christians! We discuss religion, life, and identity.

We meet over zoom on odd weeks and in the LGBTQA3 office (EMU 022) on even weeks! In order to get the zoom information, email mmallar4@uoregon.edu

Jan 25
Let's Talk - Tuesdays 10AM-12PM10:00 a.m.

Meet with Counseling Services Carolyn Meiller, who specializes in working with LGBTQ students, for Let’s Talk on Tuesdays 10AM-12PM. Let’s Talk is a service that...
January 4–March 15

Meet with Counseling Services Carolyn Meiller, who specializes in working with LGBTQ students, for Let’s Talk on Tuesdays 10AM-12PM.

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 (Tele)Talk work?

While typically offered in various campus locations, Let’s (Tele)Talk will be offered via Zoom. 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 (Tele)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 (Tele)Talk - Tuesday 10AM-12PM:

https://zoom.us/j/99147472563

Jan 25
Intersex Student Group LGBTQ Identity Subgroup11:00 a.m.

Hey everyone! Come join the Intersex Students Group, which is a safe communal space for all intersex UO students to meet others like them, make friends, find understanding,...
January 18–March 15

Hey everyone!

Come join the Intersex Students Group, which is a safe communal space for all intersex UO students to meet others like them, make friends, find understanding, and engage in community discussions.

The meetings are each Tuesday from 11 am to 12 pm over zoom. The meeting ID is 919-752-4542

Jan 25
Sexual Asssault Support Services LGBTQIA+ Group 5:00 p.m.

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....
January 14 2020–June 28 2022
Sexual Assault Support Services (SASS)

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. 

Jan 28
Aces & Aros LGBTQ+ Identity Subgroup6:00 p.m.

A meeting for the ace/aro identity subgroup! If you're anywhere on the asexual and/or aromantic spectrum or questioning your place there, feel free to swing by and chat to...
January 14–March 11

A meeting for the ace/aro identity subgroup!

If you're anywhere on the asexual and/or aromantic spectrum or questioning your place there, feel free to swing by and chat to other aces and aros!

The meetings take place over the UO aces and aros discord server! In order to join, use this link: https://discord.gg/tSMjM8D2RU

Jan 30
Queer & Neurodivergent Identity Subgroup5:00 p.m.

This is the identity subgroup for LGBTQ+ neurodivergent UO students! This subgroup is a communal space for students who are somewhere on the LGBTQ+ spectrum (which includes...
January 16–March 13

This is the identity subgroup for LGBTQ+ neurodivergent UO students!

This subgroup is a communal space for students who are somewhere on the LGBTQ+ spectrum (which includes those who are questioning) and are also not neurotypical.

 

The term neurodivergent is an umbrella term including anybody with:



Mental illnesses
Learning/intellectual/neurological disabilities and/or disorders
Personality disorders
Emotional/mental/psychological trauma
Different neurotypes than the norm
Physical trauma to the brain
...And more!


 

We meet once every two weeks over the UO LGBTQIA+ Discord Server! To gain access to the server, fill out this form here: https://oregon.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5jdSlf3KXEuduOW

Feb 2
Bi and Beyond LGBTQ+ Identity Subgroup5:00 p.m.

This is a space for anybody who identifies under the multisexual umbrella! This includes identities such as, but not limited to: bisexual, pansexual, omnisexual, and...
January 19–March 2
LGBTQA3 Office (EMU 022)

This is a space for anybody who identifies under the multisexual umbrella! This includes identities such as, but not limited to: bisexual, pansexual, omnisexual, and polysexual!

Come join to meet other mspec folks, chat, and learn about multisexuality!

Feb 3
LGBTQ+ Arts & Crafts Hang Out4:30 p.m.

Hey gang! Come hang out, chat, and enjoy some art! We'll be hosting an LGBTQ+ Arts & Crafts Hang Out in the LGBTQA3 Office (EMU 022) from 4:30 to 7:30 on February 3rd!...
February 3 4:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m.
LGBTQA3 Office (EMU 022)

Hey gang! Come hang out, chat, and enjoy some art! We'll be hosting an LGBTQ+ Arts & Crafts Hang Out in the LGBTQA3 Office (EMU 022) from 4:30 to 7:30 on February 3rd!

Some supplies will be provided, but feel free to bring your own stuff to work on projects! We'll have some coloring sheets as well, mandala style!

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

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.

 


 

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

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.

 


 

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.

Support LGBTQIA+ Students in Crisis by Donating to the LGBTQIA+ Emergency Fund

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 2020, this award has been given to four times more recipients than previous years, with an average of $500 per award. Many recipients of the award are queer and trans students of color, and students with disabilities. By making a gift to the LGBTQIA+ Emergency Fund, you can make a real difference in the lives of UO LGBTQIA+ students.

Connect with LGBTESS

Our program is working at a reduced capacity due to a vacancy in our office. We can prioritize and meet requests for direct LGBTQIA+ student care and resourcing, and LGBTQIA+ student programs. At this time, we are unable to take on any consulting, presentation, or education requests. 

Connect with Our Student Team!

  • Email lgbtess@uoregon.edu for questions about LGBTQIA+ student involvement and the LGBTQA3 Alliance student hangout.
  • Email program@uoregon.edu for questions or collaborations regarding student programs and events.
  • Email beout@uoregon.edu for questions about LGBTQIA+ resources at the UO and in Eugene. 
  • Contact Justine Carpenter, Assistant Dean and Director of Multicultural and Identity Based Support Services, for all other needs and requests.