LGBT+ Resource Center
The FAU LGBT+ Resource Center’s mission is to provide resources and encourage a supportive campus environment in which LGBT+ students can achieve personal and academic excellence, as well as to provide information to members of the FAU community seeking to understand the experiences of LGBT+ students.
The FAU Student Affairs & Enrollment Management Department for Owls Care Health Promotion first initiated the Safe Zone Ally Program in 1998. The Safe Zone Ally Program educates students, staff, and faculty on issues relating to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning (LGBTQ) community and fosters allies throughout our campus. Hundreds of FAU campus community members have participated in this program and are often identified by a Safe Zone magnet in their working or living spaces.
It was through this group of allies that the dialogue regarding the establishment of an LGBT+ Resource Center at FAU first began. Through an exciting and inspiring University-wide collaborative effort, the LGBT+ Resource Center found a home with the Office of Diversity & Multicultural Affairs in Spring 2011. Shortly thereafter, many students found a home as well.
According to a recent survey, 8.1% college students identify themselves as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or questioning. Like all students, LGBT+ students are searching for the college campus where they'll feel the most comfortable and welcomed. To help prospective students assess colleges, we've created a guide to choosing an LGBT+-friendly college that you might find helpful to share on your site HERE:
The resource helps incoming students:
- Know what to look for in an LGBTQ-friendly college
- Find support resources, from community centers to on-campus offices
- Identify scholarships for LGBTQ students