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LGBTQ Online College Student Guide

Choosing the right school is vital for every college bound student, but it can be more challenging for those who identify as LGBTQ+. In addition to many obstacles that all students face, it is important that LGBTQ+ students also consider whether the institution has LGBTQ-inclusive policies, programs, and practices to ensure a safe and inclusive learning environment.

Our new guide provides prospective students and their families with tools to identify the right schools, an overview of common challenges, tips for applying, and details on the federal laws that protect LGBTQ students.

You can view our guide here:

LGBTRC resource center:

The mission of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Resource Center at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is to foster an environment that is open, safe, and inclusive for people of all sexualities and gender identities. The Center is a resource not only for the LGBT community but for the entire University of Illinois community. The LGBT Resource Center seeks to help in the efforts to address homophobia, biphobia, transphobia, and heterosexist attitudes and beliefs on the campus, and to work to make the environment safe and affirming for all students, faculty, staff, and LGBT students, faculty, and staff at the University of Illinois in particular

Contact details:

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Resource Center at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is located in Room 323 (3rd Floor) of the Illini Union, 1401 W. Green Street.

The UP center:

The UP Center is a community-based organization that supports and promotes the health and well-being of individuals in Champaign County—regardless of their gender, sexual, or romantic identities—through education, community-building, human services, and advocacy.

Sexual Misconduct Support, Response, and Prevention:

This useful website has information on how to support victims of sexual misconduct, how to report incidents, how to prevent sexual assault and sexual misconduct, and other applicable information.

UIUC Counselling Center:

The Counseling Center is committed to providing a range of services intended to help students develop improved coping skills in order to address emotional, interpersonal, and academic concerns. The Counseling Center provides individual, couples, and group counseling. All of these services are paid for through the health services fee. The Counseling Center offers primarily short-term counseling, but we do provide referrals to the community when students could benefit from longer term services.

Emergency Contacts:

Medical Emergency

Contact the police department at 9-911 if you are on campus or 911 if you are off campus.

Suicide 911 (Emergency)

If suicide is imminent, contact the Police Department immediately or Suicide Prevention Team at the Counseling Center at 217-333-3704 (TTY: 217-244-9146)  during the office hours (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.).

Any individual (friend, relative, faculty, residence hall staff) can notify the Suicide Prevention Team, 217-333-3704, if a student they know makes a suicidal threat or attempt and is no longer in imminent danger.

The suicide incident referral form can be completed here.

Information about University of Illinois Suicide Prevention Policy

Non-suicide Psychological Emergency

Contact the Counseling Center at 217-333-3704, Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

If the emergency is urgent in nature, please “walk-in” for services.

For emergency services after-hours, please call the Crisis Line at 217-359-4141 (TTY: 217-352-4217).

Other Emergencies

Trauma Response Team

Sexual Assault

Contact the Emergency Dean at 217-333-0050 for other emergencies.

A list of community and university food pantries and meal opportunities:

Housing Assistance:

Disability Resources- including family members of graduate students:

Here is a list of Confidential Resources:

Here is a list of Non-Confidential Resources:

Finding an LGBTQ+ Friendly College: Guide