Student Union, Room 325
(816)235-6556
lgbtqia@umkc.edu
http://www.umkc.edu/lgbtqia

The University of Missouri—Kansas City welcomes all students, faculty, staff, administrators, and community members that identify as members of the LGBTQIA (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, and Ally) community.

Programs occur throughout the academic year to help further personal growth and academic success of LGBTQIA students while educating and raising awareness among non-LGBTQIA campus constituents.

The Safe Space Training Program provides resources and information on creating safe and inclusive environments for people who identify. In collaboration with the Office of Residential Life, the Social Justice Coordinator is a para-professional student who lives in the residence halls and provides educational programs, social activities, and helps to support our LGBTQIA students.

LGBTQIA Programs and Services include:

  • Lounge space for relaxation between classes, a place for lively discussion, a round of board games, or just a safe and inviting place to hang out.
  • Computers available for student use and a wireless network that ensures your laptop is always connected.
  • A large selection of books and magazines available to read or check out.
  • A wide selection of educational and social events offered every semester.
  • Extensive campus and community resources and information.
  • A professional, confidential support network to assist with the coming out process or difficulties experienced by identifying as an LGBTQIA individual.