The mission of Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Questioning/Queer (LGBTQ+) Student Support 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:
LGBTQ+ Student Support Services is a resource office for LGBTQ+ students and allies. We are an entry point for anyone looking for resources relating to sexual orientation or gender identity. LGBTQ+ Services’ grand opening was celebrated on October 11, 2011 which was also National Coming Out Day.
The Q Guide is a comprehensive guide to the LGBTQ+ resources available to students and allies of the Orlando UCF campus.
*The T&Q Guides are currently under revision and will be reposted soon!
The purpose of the Transgender Resource Guide is to educate and connect transgender UCF students to the many resources and individuals that are available to support transgender identity and transition on and around campus.
Regardless of where you are in your transition or your identity, there are resources available to you.
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.
The Alliance Mentoring Program aims to match LGBTQ+ staff and faculty mentors with LGBTQ+ student mentees. Mentors will serve as a personal role mode in areas of development on the personal, educational, academic, and professional level and will provide support and encouragement for mentees. The mentorship process will included goal-setting in giving the students a resource and platform towards professional development.
Safe Zone trainings are a series of four workshops for UCF faculty, staff, and students to educate themselves about LGBTQ+ issues, what it means to be LGBTQ+, and how to be a good advocate for the community. The training sessions are delivered in two parts. The first part is LGBTQ+ 101, which is comprised of LGBTQ+ 101 and Safe Zone Advocates. The second part is called Safe Zone advocate training, and it consists of the Coming Out workshop and the GOLD workshop, which aim to expand pre-existing knowledge about the LGBTQ+ community.
A student advisory board that serves as a liaison between students, faculty, and staff and LGBTQ+ Services. Work to make UCF a more accepting and welcoming campus by developing and advising on student-centered programs for members of the LGBTQ+ community. Strive to make UCF a more equitable campus through programming and events aimed to educate the UCF community about issues regarding the LGBTQ+ community.
Located in Ferrell Commons across from Marketplace, Pride Commons is a place for UCF students who are looking for resources, a 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 Ginsburg Center staff members, the MSC Executive Board, and student assistants.