LGBTQA Community at Bloomsburg University

LGBTQA Community at Bloomsburg University

Through Student Affairs and the Office of the Dean of Students, the LGBTQA Resource Center is committed to making Bloomsburg University a safe and welcoming space for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, asexual, and allied students. This is done through education, programming, advocacy and public policy. The Office for LGBT Interests at Bloomsburg University opened in the spring of 2006 and became LGBTQA Resource Center in fall of 2013 is now headed by the Coordinator of Sexual & Gender Diversity.

New student housing option

BU will offer gender-neutral housing on Northumberland Hall’s second floor beginning in fall 2015. This new housing option will enable transgender students to request a roommate of their choice regardless of gender identification, with restrooms designated either women-only or gender-neutral.

Housing preference questions have been updated so that students are able to choose this option through the existing room selection process. Students who do not actively select this option will be consulted before being placed in this wing. Gender neutral housing offers an inclusive housing option for students who still desire a traditional residence hall experience. Residence Life staff implemented this option understanding the needs of gender identity in our campus community. Ongoing support is provided through both Residence Life and the LGBTQA Resource Center.

LGBTQA Resource Center

The LGBTQA Resource Center is located in SSC 265

During the academic year, the office is staffed Mon- Fri 10AM-2PM

We are also available via telephone: 570-389-2819

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Upcoming Events

  • Thursday, February 4, 2016, 7:30 PM, KUB Multi B - Dare to BU: What Do I Wear? Gender & Sexuality Expression Workshop
  • Saturday, February 13, 2016, 2 PM, Caldwell Consistory - The Vagina Monologues
  • February 24-28, 2016, Alvina Kraus Theater - The Laramie Project
  • Monday, February 29, 2016, 6 PM, Mitrani Hall - Judy Shepard
  • Friday, March 18, 2016, 5 PM, The Barn at Boone's Dam - The Eighth Annual LGBTQA Reception
  • Thursday, March 31, 2016, 7:30 PM, KUB Multi B - Trans Visibility Day featuring Miss Angelica Ross
  • April 9-15, 2016 Ally Week
  • Saturday, April 9, 2016, 2 PM, KUB Multicultural Center - Lavender Graduation
  • Monday, April 11, 2016, 7 PM, KUB Ballroom - Athlete Ally Presentation by Chris Kluwe
  • Friday, April 15, 2016 - National Day of Silence
  • Friday, April 15, 2016 - Spirit Day – Wear your t-shirts!
  • Tuesday, April 26, 2016, 5PM, KUB Multi B - Allison Miller Reception
  • October 10-14, 2016 – Out Week
  • Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - National Coming Out Day
  • November 4-6, 2016 - Ninth Annual Mid-Atlantic LGBTQA Conference

For Faculty & Staff

The LGBTQA Commission meets regularly throughout the semester. If you would like to become involved in the commission, feel free to contact us or join our next open meeting. [more information]

For Students

The BU Equality Alliance meets weekly during the academic year. If you would like to become involved, feel free to contact us or join our next open meeting. [more information]

Learning Opportunities

The LGBTQA Resource Center operates three programs to promote visibility and understanding of the LGBTQA community. [more information]