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

  • April 13-17, 2015 Ally Week
  • Tuesday, April 14, 5:30-8:00, KUB Multi B – Potluck Dinner
  • Wednesday, April 15, 9:00, KUB Hideaway – Movie: “Matthew Shepard is a Friend of Mine”
  • Thursday, April 16, 8:00-10:00, KUB Game Room – Game Night
  • Friday, April 17, 2015 - National Day of Silence
  • Friday, April 17 – Spirit Day – Wear your t-shirts!
  • Friday, April 17, 7:00, SSC Patio – Day of Silence Vigil
  • Thursday, May 7, 12 noon, SH 253 – LGBTQA Commission General Meeting
  • Sunday, October 11- National Coming Out Day
  • November 6-7 - Eighth 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 in the commission, feel free to contact us or join our next open meeting. [more information]

Learning Opportunities

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