DuckOUT is UO's LGBTQIA+ faculty, staff, and graduate student social hour that meets several times a term to encourage community building and campus connections. DuckOUT is made possible by LGBT Education and Support Services, the Division of Equity and Inclusion, and the Center on Diversity and Community.

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Queer Caucus for Graduate Employees

The Queer Caucus is comprised of queer* and allied GE’s committed to representing, empowering, and fostering community within the LGBT+ community. We strive to provide social opportunities and a voice for members of the LGBT+ community within the GTFF, and provide solidarity with and support to the undergraduate and Eugene LGBT+ community at large. To inquire about involvement or upcoming events please email

*While we use an inclusive definition of queer, we acknowledge and respect that as a reclaimed slur, the word queer carries emotional baggage for some community members.


LGBT+ in STEM aims to create a community for LGBTQ+ people in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields, while providing education around LGBTQ+ issues for all people in the STEM fields. By increasing the visibility of queer identifying people in the STEM fields, we aim to demonstrate the benefits of diversity in the sciences. This group provides safe spaces for all peoples through monthly meet-ups of LGBTQ+ graduate students, faculty, and staff and through educational seminars about LGBTQ+ issues in the sciences for allies.