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

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

Jul 2
LGBT Virtual Movie Night5:00 p.m.

Hello folks! We're hosting another virtual movie night on Saturday, July 2, from 5:00 to 7:00 PM! This movie night is taking place on the UO LGBTQIA+ Discord Server. If...
July 2 5:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.

Hello folks! We're hosting another virtual movie night on Saturday, July 2, from 5:00 to 7:00 PM!

This movie night is taking place on the UO LGBTQIA+ Discord Server. If you need to gain access, 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.

Jul 9
LGBT Pizza Party2:00 p.m.

Hey folks! We're going to be holding events, both in person and virtual, over the summer so people can keep in touch with the LGBTQIA+ community at UO. Our second in-person...
July 9 2:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
LGBTQA3 Office, EMU

Hey folks! We're going to be holding events, both in person and virtual, over the summer so people can keep in touch with the LGBTQIA+ community at UO.

Our second in-person event will be a Pizza Party, held in the LGBTQA3 Office in the EMU on Saturday, July 9th, from 2 - 5 pm. Pizza and drinks will be provided!

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.

Contact Us

 
SJ Wilhelm
Coordinator, LGBT Education and Support Services