Education and Support Services (LGBTESS)
A Campus for All
The mission of LGBT Education and Support Services (LGBTESS) is to promote a safe, equitable, accessible, and affirming campus for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual, aromantic, and agender (LGBTQIA3+) students at the University of Oregon through resource navigation, education, community building, and event (co-)coordination and implementation.
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.
Connect with Resources
Resources for LGBTQIA+ students encourage holistic support through mental, medical, and community care. Scholarships and other financial assistance are based on merit or 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.
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.
Supporting LGBTQIA+ Students
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.
Connect with LGBTESS
Visit the LGBTQA3 Alliance Student Office
Located in Erb Memorial Union, Room 022
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday: noon–5:00 p.m.
- Public posting board with LGBTQIA+ events
- Computers and free printing
- Study area
- Snacks and tea
- LGBTQIA+ library