Who We Are

The Office of LGBTQ Student Life was established in 2008. Since that time we have grown significantly. The office and it's programs are manged by staff and a team of students serving on the LGBTQ Student Life Advisory Board and as QGroup Leaders.

Fast Facts

  • The Office of LGBTQ Student Life hosts over 60 programs a year.
  • There are over 100 individual QGroup meetings a year.
  • Over 2,000 participants a year attend Office of LGBTQ Student Life events.
  • The Office of LGBTQ has partnered with over 40 organizations.
  • The student advisory board has had members from every profressional school in the University.
  • The Office of LGBTQ Student Life hosted the largest event at 5710, a lecture by Christopher Ryan, that was attended by 180 people.
  • The University of Chicago was listed as one of the top 25 LGBT-friendly campuses by Newsweek in 2010.
  • In 2012, the University of Chicago became the first university in Chicago to receive a perfect 5 Star rating from the LGBT-Friendly Campus Climate Index.

Office of LGBTQ Student Life Mission

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, while recognizing multiple and intersecting identities, in order to create an inclusive and safe community. The Office provides educational, social, and professional opportunities and resources for all students in the university.