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 the LGBTQA Resource Center in Fall of 2013, which is now headed by the Coordinator of Sexual & Gender Diversity, Malik Muhammad.

New student housing option

As of Fall of 2015, BU offers gender-neutral housing on Northumberland Hall’s second floor. This housing option enables 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

The Center will be open from 10am - 5pm Monday thru Friday for the Fall semester.

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

[more information]

Queer Lunch!

Join us for Queer Lunch in the Commons every Wednesday at 11:45 for the fall semester!!

Upcoming Events

  • Thursday, October 6, 2016, 7:30 PM, KUB 345A – Movie Night: Shrek! The Musical
  • Monday, October 10, 2016, 11 AM to 4 PM, SSC Lobby – Information Table and Coming Out Pledge
  • Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - National Coming Out Day
  • Tuesday, October 11, 2016, 11 AM to 4 PM, KUB Lobby – Information Table and Coming Out Pledge
  • Tuesday, October 11, 2016, 7 PM, KUB Ballroom – SpeakOUT! Presentaiton
  • Wednesday, October 12, 2016, 11 AM to 4 PM, SSC Lobby – Information Table and Coming Out Pledge
  • Thursday, October 13, 2016, 11 AM to 4 PM, KUB Lobby – Information Table and Coming Out Pledge
  • Friday, October 14, 2016, 11 AM to 4 PM, SSC Lobby – Information Table and Coming Out Pledge
  • Monday, October 17, 2016, 8 PM, CEH 218 – LGBTQA 101 Presentaiton
  • Tuesday, October 18, 2016, 8 PM, MCHS 3237 – Coming Out to Your Parents Workshop
  • Thursday, October 20, 2016, 6 PM, Fog and Flame Coffeehouse – "I'm Coming Out" Open Mic Night
  • Thursday, October 27, 2016, 7:30 PM, KUB Ballroom – "DRAG Me to Hell" Drag Show
  • November 4-6, 2016 - The Ninth Annual Mid-Atlantic LGBTQA Conference
  • Wednesday, March 8, 2017, 7 PM, Carver Hall, K.S. Gross Auditorium - Real Boy
  • Friday, March 31, 2017, 5 PM, The Barn at Boone's Dam - The Ninth Annual LGBTQA Reception
  • Monday, April 3, 2017, 7 PM, Carver Hall, K.S. Gross Auditorium - States of Grace
  • April 8-14, 2017 Ally Week
  • Saturday, April 8, 2017, TBD - Lavender Graduation
  • Friday, April 14, 2017 - National Day of Silence
  • Friday, April 14, 2017 - Spirit Day – Wear your t-shirts!

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]