The mission of Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Questioning/Queer (LGBTQ+) Services is to connect our diverse student population to opportunities, resources, and each other to achieve the vision of a stronger, healthier, and more equitable world for LGBTQ+ people and its allies. LGBTQ+ strives to support the community by:
- Fostering greater opportunities for students to succeed at UCF.
- Help organize programs and experiences geared toward educating the UCF community.
- Creating a forum where LGBTQ+ history and culture is acknowledged and celebrated.
- Creating a space where resources can be created and explored in the future.
LGBTQ+ Services is a resource office for LGBTQ+ students, allies, and anyone interested in LGBTQ+ issues. We are an entry point for anyone looking for resources relating to sexual orientation or gender identity. Community Support Services will work to bridge LGBTQ+ resources that currently exist on the UCF Campus and in the surrounding City-State to bring that knowledge to the UCF community. LGBTQ+ Services' grand opening was celebrated on October 11, 2011 which was also National Coming Out Day.
Located in Ferrell Commons across from Marketplace, Pride Commons is a place for UCF students who are looking for resources, community, a place to hang out, or a quiet place to study. It is open to all students of all genders and sexual orientations.
The Pride Commons is staffed by LGBTQ+ Services staff members, the MSC Executive Board, and by student volunteers.
The Q Guide is a comprehensive guide to the LGBTQ+ resources available to students and allies of the Orlando UCF campus.
The T Guide connects transgender UCF students to the resources and individuals that are available to support transgender identity and transition.
The Lavender Celebration is a yearly graduation ceremony held at the end of the Spring semester that recognizes UCF LGBTQ+ and Ally students for their academic and personal accomplishments. Local LGBTQ+ community members and allies are invited to speak as the graduates walk across the stage to receive a lavender sash or rainbow medallion they can wear to their department's graduation ceremony.
Alliance Mentoring Program
The Alliance Mentoring Program aims to match LGBTQ+ staff and faculty mentors with LGBTQ+ student mentees. Mentors will serve as a personal role model for the mentee(s) and will provide support and encouragement for mentees.
The mentorship process will included goal-setting in areas such as personal, educational, academic and professional.
Formally known as the Ally Program, Safe Zone training is a series of workshops for UCF faculty, staff and students who have an interest in becoming a member of the Safe Zone Program. The UCF Safe Zone training sessions are delivered in two parts: LGBTQ+ 101, and Safe Zone Advocate Training. For more information visit the UCF Safe Zone website.
LGBTQ+ Services has identified numerous gender neutral restrooms for students who need a safe space to change and utilize a restroom without having to be restricted based on gender. Above is a map of the gender neutral restroom map of the UCF campus.
Multicultural Student Center
|Hours||Mon-Fri: 8am - 5pm|
|Location||Student Union 207|
|Hours||Mon-Fri: 11am - 5pm|
|Location||Ferrell Commons 171|
Culturally-based Registered Student Organizations (RSO’s) have the opportunity to apply for a shared workspace within the office of Social Justice and Advocacy at the beginning of every fall semester. Organizations that are granted workspace have access to a shared computer (with internet access) and limited printing. Organizations that have workspace must agree to abide by the guidelines set forth in the RSO cubicle agreement.