Concerns may include: Wanting to talk to someone about your sexuality, concerns or questions about coming out, questions about where you can receive support and encouragement, concerns about sexual issues.
We aim to provide a sense of the LGBTQ-inclusive atmosphere we have on our campus, suggest resources for those who want to learn more to better our campus, and also to offer support and guidance for LGBTQ students, staff, faculty, and their friends and family. Productive inquiry best takes place when individuals can explore and share their experience and thoughts as equal members of our community, uninhibited by prejudice or discrimination.
Information for LGBTQ+ individuals at the University of Rochester and those who support them. The comprehensive list of all of the resources that are included in the other sections of this site. If you'd like information on something that you don't see here, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will try our best to help you and get that resource on this page.
-Name and gender listing change on University documentation
-What’s the city of Rochester like for LGBTQ+ folks?
-LGBTQ Resource Area
-Healthcare & Counseling
-LGBTQ Advocacy Committee
-Programming and events
-Safe Zone training
-Trans at Rochester Handbook
-Gender inclusive bathrooms on campus
The University of Rochester envisions itself as a community that welcomes, encourages, and supports individuals who desire to contribute to and benefit from the institution’s mission of teaching, research, patient care, performance, and community service. In a pluralistic culture, that community includes faculty, students, and staff who represent important differences.
The University of Rochester includes gender identity and expression as a protected group in its non-discrimination policy in affirmation of the University’s philosophy that all students should be treated fairly and respectfully. As we strive to be a more diverse and inclusive campus, we recognize the importance of having policies and practices that support students who identify as transgender, gender variant, and/or gender nonconforming (GNC). This website provides information to support trans and GNC students as they navigate campus facilities, resources and systems.
The Paul J. Burgett Intercultural Center (BIC) is a joint venture of the Office of the Dean of Students and the David T. Kearns Center. It exists to promote cultural awareness and engagement; educate on issues of identity, culture, and diversity; and provide avenues for intersection and opportunities for collaboration.
The BIC works closely with students, staff, faculty, and offices across campus to foster a collaborative environment throughout the year. Staff develops resources that complement and supplement curricular offerings, explore the intersections of identity, build intercultural competence, and promote and encourage cultural understanding and appreciation among the campus community, while also providing opportunities for education and dialogue on topics such as race, religion, LGBTQ issues, privilege, and bias-related incidents.
Students can use the intercultural lounge and LGBTQ resource area, which is an ideal location for studying, checking out books and videos, engaging in discussions, and as a community gathering space.