Welcome Back to Campus!

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.

Meet with a coordinator to navigate LGBTQIA+ inclusive resources, find community, get support through shifts in identity, and get access to basic needs resources.

EventsCalendar of Events

Oct 23
LGBT Hike to Hendricks2:00 p.m.

Meet other LGBT+ students in real life, while exploring Eugene's natural areas. This three mile walk will start at the Outdoor Program barn on campus, wind through the forest...
October 23 2:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
Outdoor Program (OP) Barn

Meet other LGBT+ students in real life, while exploring Eugene's natural areas. This three mile walk will start at the Outdoor Program barn on campus, wind through the forest trails of Hendricks Park, and arrive at Prince Puckler's for ice cream! This is a free event, but bring money and a mask if you want to get ice cream.


 

Sign-up Monday-Friday noon-5 pm at the Outdoor & Bike Program Office, EMU 008 or call 541-346-4371 M, W, Th, F (for the Barn) or  541-346-6092 (for bike rides) 


Level 1:  Designed for beginners:  no experience necessary; easy terrain and short distances/duration 


Oct 23
LGBT Movie Night9:00 p.m.

Hey yall! We're hosting a movie night on Saturday, October 23rd, from 9:00 to 11:00 PM! For October, we're streaming a movie related to LGBT history as a way to...
October 23 9:00 p.m.–11:00 p.m.

Hey yall! We're hosting a movie night on Saturday, October 23rd, from 9:00 to 11:00 PM!

For October, we're streaming a movie related to LGBT history as a way to celebrate LGBT history month! This movie night will be apart of this celebration.

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.

In order to join the movie night, you need access to the LGBTESS Discord Server! You can either get access via the discord hub for our school, or through this survey: https://oregon.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5jdSlf3KXEuduOW

Oct 24
Queer and Neurodivergent Identity Subgroup5:00 p.m.

Are you LGBTQ+? Are you also neurodivergent? This club may be for you! Neurodivergent is a term referencing anybody who has: mental/emotional trauma a mental...
October 24 2021–June 5 2022

Are you LGBTQ+? Are you also neurodivergent? This club may be for you!

Neurodivergent is a term referencing anybody who has:

mental/emotional trauma

a mental illness/disorder

a personality disorder

a neurological/intellectual/learning disability/disorder

physical brain trauma

Many people within the LGBTQ+ community are neurodivergent in some way, and it can be difficult to find spaces for folks to feel safe and accepted while discussing these topics. This subgroup is a good place to hang out, talk about your experiences, discuss the intersection between queerness and neurodivergency, and to have a good time!

 

In order to join, we host our meetings over the LGBTESS Discord Server! To join, fill out the survey here: https://oregon.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5jdSlf3KXEuduOW

Oct 24
LGBTea Time6:30 p.m.

Hey everyone! There is an LGBTea Time happening on Sunday, October 24th, from 6:30 to 8:30 PM over zoom! The zoom ID is 444 929 5668. Captions and a live transcript will...
October 24 6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m.

Hey everyone! There is an LGBTea Time happening on Sunday, October 24th, from 6:30 to 8:30 PM over zoom!

The zoom ID is 444 929 5668.

Captions and a live transcript will be available, and there are no requirements or expectations surrounding whether you use the mic/camera or the chat feature to communicate!

Come hang out with other LGBTQ+ UO students, enjoy some beverages, and have a good time!

Oct 25
Let's (Tele)Talk - International Students2:00 p.m.

Meet with Counseling Services Jingqing Liu, who specializes in working with international students, for Let’s Talk on Mondays, 2-4PM. Let’s Talk is a service that...
October 18–December 6

Meet with Counseling Services Jingqing Liu, who specializes in working with international students, for Let’s Talk on Mondays, 2-4PM. Let’s Talk is a service that provides easy access to free, informal, and confidential one-on-one consultation with a University 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 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 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. 

Oct 25
LGBTQIA+ Jewish Social Hour4:00 p.m.

Join Oregon Hillel for their weekly social hours for LGBTQIA+ Students; Jewish, Jew-ish, or any other affiliation welcomed!    RSVP to receive...
September 27–December 9

Join Oregon Hillel for their weekly social hours for LGBTQIA+ Students; Jewish, Jew-ish, or any other affiliation welcomed! 

 

RSVP to receive Zoom information using this form. Contact talia@oregonhillel.org with any questions.

Oct 26
Let's (Tele)Talk - LGBTQIA Students11:00 a.m.

Meet with Counseling Services Carolyn Meiller, who specializes in working with LGBTQIA students, for Let’s Talk on Tuesdays, 11AM-1PM. Let’s Talk is a service that...
October 19–December 7

Meet with Counseling Services Carolyn Meiller, who specializes in working with LGBTQIA students, for Let’s Talk on Tuesdays, 11AM-1PM. Let’s Talk is a service that provides easy access to free, informal, and confidential one-on-one consultation with a University 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 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 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. 

Oct 26
Let's (Tele)Talk - LatinX/Undocumented Students3:00 p.m.

Meet with Counseling Services Eric Garcia, who specializes in working with LatinX and undocumented students, for Let’s Talk on Tuesdays, 3-5PM. Let’s Talk is a service...
October 19–December 7

Meet with Counseling Services Eric Garcia, who specializes in working with LatinX and undocumented students, for Let’s Talk on Tuesdays, 3-5PM. Let’s Talk is a service that provides easy access to free, informal, and confidential one-on-one consultation with a University 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 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 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. 

Oct 26
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. 

Oct 27
Let's (Tele)Talk - Black and African American Student Support2:00 p.m.

Meet with Counseling Services Cecile Gadson, who specializes in working with Black and African American students, for Let’s Talk on Wednesdays 2-4PM. Let’s Talk is a...
October 20–December 8

Meet with Counseling Services Cecile Gadson, who specializes in working with Black and African American students, for Let’s Talk on Wednesdays 2-4PM. Let’s Talk is a service that provides easy access to free, informal, and confidential one-on-one consultation with a University 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 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 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. 

Oct 27
Let's (Tele)Talk - Graduate Students4:00 p.m.

Meet with Counseling Services Colleen McCarthy, who specializes in working with graduate students, for Let’s Talk on Wednesdays 4-6PM. Let’s Talk is a service that...
October 20–December 8

Meet with Counseling Services Colleen McCarthy, who specializes in working with graduate students, for Let’s Talk on Wednesdays 4-6PM. Let’s Talk is a service that provides easy access to free, informal, and confidential one-on-one consultation with a University 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 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 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. 

Oct 27
LGBTQA3 Alliance General Meeting6:00 p.m.

The LGBTQA3 Alliance hosts weekly general meetings to build community, update members on upcoming events, provide resources and educational opportunities.
October 20–December 1
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Room 023 Lease Crutcher Lewis

The LGBTQA3 Alliance hosts weekly general meetings to build community, update members on upcoming events, provide resources and educational opportunities.

Oct 28
Let's (Tele)Talk - Thursday 4-6PM4:00 p.m.

Meet with a Counseling Services staff member for Let’s Talk on Thursdays 4-6PM. Let’s Talk is a service that provides easy access to free, informal, and confidential...
October 14–December 9

Meet with a Counseling Services staff member for Let’s Talk on Thursdays 4-6PM. Let’s Talk is a service that provides easy access to free, informal, and confidential one-on-one consultation with a University 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 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 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.

Oct 29
Let's (Tele)Talk - Friday 1-3PM1:00 p.m.

Meet with Counseling Services Mariko Lin for Let’s Talk on Fridays 1-3PM. Let’s Talk is a service that provides easy access to free, informal, and confidential...
October 15–December 10

Meet with Counseling Services Mariko Lin for Let’s Talk on Fridays 1-3PM. Let’s Talk is a service that provides easy access to free, informal, and confidential one-on-one consultation with a University 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 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 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. 

Oct 31
LGBT Trans and Enby Identity Subgroup5:00 p.m.

Are you transgender or nonbinary? Sick, so are we. Come hang out with us and chat! We'll talk about stuff relating to gender, the community, gender expression, exploration,...
October 17 2021–June 12 2022

Are you transgender or nonbinary? Sick, so are we. Come hang out with us and chat! We'll talk about stuff relating to gender, the community, gender expression, exploration, coming out, health, etc. but we'll also talk about other stuff. Like... minecraft. Or comic books. 

To access our subgroup meetings, you need to be on the LGBTESS Discord Server! If you haven't been on there yet, fill out this survey: https://oregon.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5jdSlf3KXEuduOW

Nov 3
Bi and Beyond Subgroup4:30 p.m.

Bi and Beyond is social support and discussion group for Bi+ or multi-attraction spectrum (also known as MAS or MSPEC) students. This space invites bi, pan, polysexual,...
October 6–December 1
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), 022

Bi and Beyond is social support and discussion group for Bi+ or multi-attraction spectrum (also known as MAS or MSPEC) students. This space invites bi, pan, polysexual, queer, fluid, omni, etc, and questioning students to connect with their peers, share their experiences, and discuss topics impacting their lives. 

This group will continue through fall term on even weeks of the term (Week 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10) on Wednesdays from 4:30-5:30 pm in EMU room 022: LGBTQA3's office space.

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. Presentations are also available upon request.

 


 

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.

Contact Us

 
Haley Wilson
Coordinator, LGBTESS