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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Talk with a LGBTQIA+ Therapist
Chris Michaels will be available on Mondays from 1-3PM, and he is a psychologist who focuses on the needs of LGBTQIA+ students, including a specialty in gender support services for trans and gender expansive students.
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What is Let’s (Tele)Talk?
Let’s Talk is a drop-in service that provides easy access to free, informal confidential one-on-one consultation with a University Counseling Services counselor.
What makes Let’s (Tele)Talk different from counseling services at UCS?
No appointment necessary (first-come, first served)
No paperwork to be completed
Easy access support and consultation
Let’s (Tele)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 UCS staff member about what actual therapy looks like
Would like to meet with one of our UCS 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 now be offered via Zoom. Click on the relevant link below to access a Zoom meeting with a Let’s (Tele)Talk counselor. There may be a wait in the Zoom waiting room if the counselor 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 is meant to be used on an as-needed basis.
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.
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.
LGBT Education and Support Services
Monday–Friday: 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
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