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.
EventsCalendar of Events
This space encourages LGBTQIA+ identifying Jewish students to connect with their peers to build community, share their experiences, and have some fun conversations!
This term, we are meeting on Zoom each Monday from 5-6 p.m.
RSVP to the email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the Zoom information.
The trans & enby subgroup meets every week over the LGBTESS discord server, as well as hosting a weekly discussion prompt for people to respond to and provide their perspective on (if they want). The subgroup is a great place for trans & enby folks to meet, chat, find support and community, and have a space to express their personal experiences and questions!
Meet other LGBTQ+ folks who are neurodivergent, get connected to resources, get advice, and find support and understanding. Neurodivergent references anybody who does not have an "average" brain. This umbrella term can apply to anybody who has a mental illness, trauma, personality disorder, cognitive disability, learning disability, brain damage, etc.
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.
Celebrate Pride Month by Donating to the LGBTQIA+ Emergency Fund
Help us reach our $10,000 fundraising goal by the end of June!
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.
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.
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.
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.
LGBT Education and Support Services
Monday–Friday: 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Sign up for our email list. We'll keep you informed about programs and opportunities provided through our office, plus other related LGBTQIA+ events on campus and in the community.