Students of Gender and Sexual Diversity
The University of Oregon has been ranked as one of the top LGBT-friendly campuses in the U.S. and offers a range of related services and community activities on campus. Nevertheless, U.S. culture continues to struggle with fully understanding and accepting people of marginalized gender and sexual identities. While marriage equality efforts make important gains, transgender communities still fight for protections and access to necessary care.
The Counseling Center at the UCTC strives to be an affirming and supportive space for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Intersex (LGBTQQI) and other students who identify along the spectra of gender and sexual diversities. We believe that everyone deserves to feel safe, respected, and understood and we choose to celebrate the many, many ways in which we can understand and express ourselves. We recognize that the difficulties faced by LGBTQQI peoples can be painful and isolating.
The Counseling Center is here to help! We will be curating a list of online resources and providing them here. We are also available for personal support. Please call (541) 346-3227 to talk with a therapist about getting started at the Counseling Center. We also provide gender confirmation support for transgender individuals seeking letters for medical procedures.
UO OrgSync: this is a great resource for finding opportunities to connect with others. It contains a searchable database containing most the different student organizations offered at UO currently. It's also organized alphabetically or by subject.
National Alliance on Mental Illness- Multicultural Action Center
American Psychological Association article
American Psychological Association Community Outreach
APA Resources for transgender people
Intersex Group of North America
National suicide hotline for trans* identified individual (Currently, this is not a 24/7 staffed line)