The Office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Student Life is the hub for all LGBTQ student life at The University of Chicago. The Office serves LGBTQ students, questioning students, and allies in the College and graduate and professional schools, in order to create an inclusive and safe community by providing educational opportunities, building community, and serving as a resource for all students in the university.

Latest News and Announcements

5710 Closed for Renovations

Our home, 5710 S. Woodlawn, is updating its look this summer!  To ensure the renovations are complete before Orientation, the buidling will be closed from Monday, July 13 through Friday, September 11. During this time, staff members will still be available by phone and email - and we are always happy to meet in person at one of our satellite offices on campus.  Please feel free to contact us at 773.702.5710 or lgbtq@uchicago.edu.

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Spring 2016 Climate Survey Forums

We would like to invite you to share your suggestions on the development and implementation of the Spring 2016 Climate Survey, which will focus on diversity, inclusion, and the climate for underrepresented groups. This is a tremendous opportunity for your voices to be heard - and to offer specific topics and questions for consideration by the steering committee.

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LGBTQ Student Life Summer Update

As you may know by now, our director, Jeff Howard, recently stepped down to pursue graduate studies. In light of this, we have decided to focus our summer efforts on the search for a new director and preparations for the next academic year.

During this time, there will be no Safe Space or Trans 101 trainings. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to Sarah Cunningham, Senior Director for Student Life, at scunningham@uchicago.edu.

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Transgender activist CeCe McDonald provides OUTober keynote lecture

LGBTQ Student Life’s 2014 OUTober keynote speaker, transgender activist CeCe McDonald, addresses racism, transphobia, and incarceration faced by transgender women of color. The keynote will take place at the Law School Auditorium at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 15. The program is hosted by the Office of LGBTQ Student Life and sponsored by the Institute of Politics, The Law School, Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, the Spiritual Life Office, the Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture, and the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality.

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Statement and Resources Regarding Hurtful Language

I am writing to you to address several recent incidents where hurtful language has been used in a way that many view as dehumanizing to the LGBTQ community. Language that is used maliciously or carelessly to demean our community and perpetuate stereotypes is unacceptable, and creates an environment that feels unsafe to many, or as a personal attack to how we identify. The Office of LGBTQ Student Life is committed to ensuring that all LGBTQ students at the University of Chicago feel valued and are able to enjoy a safe, vibrant campus life.

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Cubs v. Diamondbacks Tickets on Sale

Cubs game tickets are now available for the LGBTQ mentoring program’s annual fundraiser! Buy your tickets before they sell out!

Tickets are $5 each and may be purchased at 5710 South Woodlawn between 5 - 11 PM.

Alternate ticket purchase arrangements may be made by emailing lgbtq@uchicago.edu.

Please note: Individuals are responsible for their own transportation to and from the game.

Chicago Cubs v. Arizona Diamonbacks Tuesday, April 22 7:05 PM Wrigley Field 1060 West Addison Street

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Preferred Name Policy launched by LGBTQ Student Life and the University Registrar

The Office of LGBTQ Student Life and the University Registrar have developed a Preferred Name Policy, which allows students to indicate a 'preferred' name in myUChicago. The preferred name will initially be seen only on Class Rosters, Grade Rosters, and Chalk. It will appear in the Online Directory in late Autumn 2013.

The new policy broadly benefits students on campus. It comes about following the recommendations of a recent task force that looked at the experience of transgender students on campus.

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Inside Out Faith with Jennifer Knapp

Grammy-nominated contemporary Christian music artist Jennifer Knapp, who publicly came out in 2010, will perform Inside Out Faith at Rockefeller Chapel at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 10. The performance is sponsored by the Spiritual Life Office and Office of LGBTQ Student Life.

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