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LGBTQIA* Resources

Saint Louis University is committed to creating and supporting a safe, inclusive environment for all of our students. This includes the need to validate and affirm all aspects of an individual's identity, including their sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression. In the spirit of nurturing the whole person, this resource pages strives to highlight the clubs and departments on campus and beyond, that are available to help support your physical, mental and spiritual health.

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LGBTQIA* Resources

Student Organizations
SLU Rainbow Alliance

Rainbow Alliance  is a chartered student organization whose mission is to provide an on-campus community for LGBTQIA+ students. Rainbow Alliance sponsors educational and social activities to affirm the dignity and self-worth of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning students and their allies.

During the fall semester SLU Rainbow Alliance meets every other Wednesday at 6 p.m. in the Rainbow Alliance Office (located next to Student Mail Services in the Busch Student Center). The meeting time will change to 7 p.m. for spring semester. Meetings cover a wide range of activities, including things like speakers, discussions, projects and games. Meeting tend to have an informal feel and are largely social events, presenting a great opportunity to meet new people and make new friends. You can email Rainbow Alliance at alliance@slu.edu or follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

Free to [Be]

Free to {Be} is a student group centered around queer and trans+ students of color (QTSOC). The group exists to give a space for queer and trans+ students of color to share their experiences and to come together as a community. Contact joe.reyes@slu.edu or rossana.sandoval@slu.edu to join or learn more.

SLU Campus Resources
Queer Closet

Housed in the office of Rainbow Alliance, Queer Closet is a student group dedicated to supporting LGBTQIA Billikens and allies. The closet is a clothing library, where any student can check out and purchase donated clothing items, including fashion accessories and undergarments that help people wear clothing that corresponds to their gender identification in a flattering, comfortable way.

For more information or to arrange to donate to Queer Closet, contact Grayson Chamberlain, Abby Lawrence or Regis Wilson.

University Counseling Center (UCC)

The University Counseling Center, located in Wuller Hall, provides medical treatment, counseling and outpatient services, as well as a variety of educational programs for all Saint Louis University full-time, part-time and graduate students. The center offers assessment and psychotherapy to any student who would like to discuss concerns or challenges in a confidential environment.

Student Health

The Student Health Center, located on the ground floor of Marchetti Tower East,  offers a wide range of medical and psychiatric services to all  SLU students. The staff consists of  trained professionals committed to providing confidential, non-judgmental care. Students interested in having a private conversation about specific LGBTQ information, resources related to their health and what they can expect during a visit to the student health center can reach out to the director of the center, Renee  Jonas at 314-977-7167.

Campus Ministry

Guided by the Catholic Church and the Society of Jesus, the Jesuits, SLU Campus Ministry welcomes and serves all of our students, recognizing the inherent dignity  and worth of all God's children.  

In addition to coordinating traditional spiritual advising, Campus Ministry offers a fall retreat centered around the LGBTQ experience, particularly how different identities interact with religion and spirituality. The retreat takes the format of talks, small groups, solo time, reflections, and activities and is led by a mix of juniors, seniors, and staff members. For more information contact Patrick Cousins at patrick.cousins@slu.edu .

Dean of Students Office

Committed to the Ignatian philosophy of Cura Personalis, or care for the whole person, SLU's Dean of Students office aims to ensure that every student has the opportunity to persist and succeed in their college career. There are many situations that the Dean of Students office can help students to navigate at SLU including, but not limited to academic or financial distress, anxiety and depression, student grievances and bias incident reporting, and challenges posed by a variety of developmental transitions.

Office of Diversity and Community Engagement

The Office of Diversity and Community Engagement helps SLU forge stronger bonds of common human purpose and shared values across the distinctions of race, class, gender, sexual identity and faith. The office’s areas of responsibility include the Cross Cultural Center, the Center for Global Citizenship, a Diversity Speaker Series and the annual MLK Tribute. The office also oversees our fulfillment of the Clock Tower Accords, which commit us to actively strengthen diversity, inclusion and equity on our campuses.

Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity

Saint Louis University's Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity, in DuBourg Hall, works with all members of the SLU community on matters related to affirmative action, equal opportunity and nondiscrimination. The office also oversees the University's compliance with Title IX, the federal law that prohibits sex discrimination in federally funded education programs and activities and is a resource for matters involving sexual harassment, sexual assault, intimate partner violence, and stalking. The office also serves as a resource for:

  • Filing complaints of bias
  • Receiving assistance for academic, housing and/or counseling accommodations
  • Facilitating trainings/presentations
Center for Service and Community Engagement

The Center for Service and Community Engagement, located in Wuller Hall, connects students with volunteer opportunities in the community. The CSCE will assist students find opportunities and organizations that are inclusive, supportive, and safe.

Service Interest Form

Community Partner Database

St. Louis Area
MTUG (MetroTrans Umbrella Group)

The mission of MTUG is to bring together the community of trans, non-binary, genderqueer, androgynous, intersex and allies in the St. Louis metro area through community, visibility, advocacy and education. Whether you are a part of another transgender identity group or are wishing to find a sense of community, MTUG strives to support all individuals that fall under the “Umbrella term” of Trans which includes, but is not limited to: Transsexuals (FtM, MtF), genderqueer, androgynous, agender, intersex, drag, and questioning. Email for more information at info@stlmetrotrans.org.

PROMO  (For the Personal Rights of Missourians)

Missouri's Statewide Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Advocacy and Civil Rights Organization. 
PROMO@promoonline.org or 314-862-4900.

PFLAG Saint Louis

PFLAG STL promotes the health and well being of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgendered persons, their families, and friends through support, to cope with an adverse society, education, to enlighten an ill-informed public, and advocacy, to end discrimination and to secure equal civil rights. E-mail: rosenpsyd@juno.com

Transparent Saint Louis

Transparent's stated mission is to empower gender independent children to live authentically. The group strives to normalize the naturally-occurring human experience of gender independence through connection, support and resources to assist families with their child’s gender journey.

Washington University in Saint Louis Groups

Pride Alliance: Pride Alliance is a multi-focus LGBTQIA organization that is open to all Washington University students regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity and/or gender expression. Pride Alliance holds a general body meeting every two weeks during the school year. Email to this address for more information.

People Like US (+PLUS): +PLUS is a group whose primary focus is holding closed spaces for students who are both LGBTQ-identified and people of color to discuss unique issues at the intersections of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation and gender identity. We also work to spread dialogues on intersectionality and advocacy, collaborate with student groups and outside organizations, and remain in solidarity with QTPOC like us with various experiences, circumstances and needs. For more information, please email to this address.

PRIZM at University of Missouri Saint Louis

PRIZM is UMSL’s Queer -Transgender–Straight Alliance. They strive to create and maintain an inclusive, safe, and accepting environment on the UMSL campus for people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, aiming to defeat negative stereotypes and educate people by sponsoring special events and activities on campus throughout the school year. PRIZM on Facebook

PrideSTL and PrideCenter

This three decade old organization organizes Saint Louis' annual Pride festivities in June and operates PrideCenter, a free meeting place for LGBTQIA+ groups to hold meetings and events.  The center also houses a library of several thousand books on LGBTQIA+, feminist, gender, and race topics cataloged for the public to loan. Email: center@pridestl.org

National
The Trevor Project

The Trevor Project is an American non-profit organization founded in 1998 focused on suicide prevention efforts among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning youth. Through a toll-free telephone number (866-488-7386), it operates The Trevor Lifeline, a confidential service that offers trained counselors.

It Gets Better Project

The It Gets Better Project is a nonprofit organization with a mission to uplift, empower, and connect lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer youth around the globe. Growing up isn’t easy, especially when you are trying to affirm and assert your sexual orientation and/or gender identity. It can be a challenging and isolating process – but, the good news is, no one has to do it alone.

Human Rights Campaign (HRC)

The Human Rights Campaign is the largest national lesbigay political organization, working to end discrimination, secure equal rights, and protect the health and safety of all Americans. With a national staff, and volunteers and members throughout the country, HRC lobbies the federal government on gay, lesbian and HIV/AIDS issues, educates the public, participates in election campaigns, organizes volunteers, and provides expertise and training at the state and local level.
 

Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)

Located in and representing communities nationwide, PFLAG promotes the health and well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered persons, their families and friends through support, education, and advocacy. PFLAG provides opportunity for dialogue about sexual orientation and gender identity, and acts to create a society that is healthy and respectful of human diversity.
 

National Gay & Lesbian Task Force  (NGLTF)

The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force works to eliminate prejudice, violence and injustice against gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people at the local, state and national levels.

DignityUSA

DignityUSA works for respect and justice for all gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender persons in the Catholic Church and the world through education, advocacy and support.
  

SafeZone Workshops

The Safe Zone Competency program strives to shed light on the systemic use of heteronormativity and cis-normativity on Saint Louis University's campus. This program also seeks to provide education surrounding building support systems for the LGBTQ* community and its allies. Through education, advocacy and awareness of LGBTQ* and ally issues, the program seeks to become a stepping stone to shifting the campus climate and provide a space to begin focusing on intersectional competencies.

Safe Zone training can be found on the SkillSoft app on the tool section of MySLU

All session offerings for the semester can be accessed and registered for from that portal by first searching "Safe Zone," and then clicking on the ILT tab at the top of the page.

Inclusive Access and Processes

All Gender Restroom Locations

All restrooms on this page listed are considered by some to be gender-neutral, but are often marked as 'family' restrooms, or are intended for individual use. Due to varying signage, they are included on this list as being all-gender.  If you notice that the information reported for a location is no longer correct, please contact Facilities Data Management at facilitiesdatamanagement@slu.edu so the data may be updated.

North Campus
Adorjan Hall     Lower level, opposite restrooms labeled men/women
  First floor, opposite restrooms labeled men/women, adjacent to conference room 142
  Second floor,  directly opposite office #204
  Third floor, directly opposite office #304
Bannister House Lower level, to the right at the bottom of the stairs
  Second floor, back section of the building
Biomedical Engineering Second floor, next to women's room
Boileau Hall First floor, opposite entrance to devotional space
  Second floor, off of back corridor
Busch Student Center Lower basement level, small bathroom located off of main corridor
  First floor, family bathroom located in hallway opposite Wool Ballrooms
Catholic Studies Centre Lower level, to the right of the stairs
  First floor, in rear SW corner of the building
  Second floor, in rear of building, next to office #205
CGC Lower level, northwest corder of the building
  There are two individual, all-gender restrooms at this location
Chaifetz Arena  Two private, all, gender restrooms on outer wall of the main floor corridor, just east of the fan store. The entrance for one of the restrooms is inside the first-aid room.
College Church  On the right of main entrance corridor, near devotional space
Cupples House Lower level, rear NW section of building
  First floor,  entrance in gallery 112 in NW part of building
  Second floor,  West center side of building
  Second floor, NE area of building
  Third floor, two private bathrooms, both in NE area of building
DuBourg Hall Second floor, two gender neutral restrooms near the President's office
Earhart Hall First floor, three gender neutral restrooms in NE corner of building
Fusz Hall/MOCRA Two private all-gender bathrooms in NE corner of gallery space
Grand Hall First floor, in classroom annex near men's and women's bathrooms
  First floor, near reception desk, close to the doors by the traffic circle
Hotel Ignacio Three all-gender bathrooms on first floor
Lecture Halls Lower level, behind auditoriums on Macelwane side of building
Macelwane Hall Lower level, NE corner of building, near Lab 047
  First floor, near men's and women's restrooms, near Computer Lab 103
Manresa Center Lower level, two private all-gender restrooms on side nearest the chapel
  First floor, opposite 1C meeting room
Marguerite Hall First floor, enter from devotional space, room 122
Marchetti Towers East Lower lever, in room 003
  First floor, in the eastern, residential section of building, off of the corridor
Marchetti Towers West  Lower level, in room OC3 
  First floor, One all-gender restroom off of the reception lobby
  First floor, Two all-gender restrooms near the elevators
  First floor, in the medical clinic
Parish Center Second floor, four private all-gender restrooms, some in classrooms
Pius Library Lower level at bottom of stairs near quad entrance, two private all-gender restrooms.
  Third floor, access through Office #305
Queen's Daughters Three, private, all-gender restrooms, located on the west side of the building (the right side from the main entrance) on the first, second and third floors
Robert May Hall First floor of the eastern (right) side of  Robert May Hall, off of public corridor
ROTC Building In the back of the building, off of a corridor on the east side of the building, near the lounge
Searls Hall Three private, all-gender restrooms: one off of the locker room: one in the back of the garage and one in the far SW corner of the building's large storage space
Shannon Hall Two private, all-gender restrooms on the lower level, near the south stairwell
SLUMA Two private, all-gender restrooms in the back of the building on the second and third floors
Wuller Hall  Private, all-gender restroom in the very back of the first floor of the building, on the left
Xavier Hall  First floor, just to the right of the theatre entrances
   Second floor, on the west side of the building, opposite the women's bathroom
Xavier Hall Annex  Second floor, on the west side of the building between the men's and women's bathrooms
 
Medical Center
 Allied Health Building First floor, next to conference room 1023 
  Second floor, next to conference room 2024
  Third floor, two private, all-gender restrooms, just outside meeting room 3040A
Doctor's Office Building First floor: Four private, all-gender restrooms
  Third floor: Three private, all-gender restrooms
Doisy Research Center Lower level room 030, near NE stairwell
  First floor, two private, all-gender restrooms in sauna/shower area in NW corner of building
  First floor, two private, all-gender restrooms on medical consultation corridor
Drummond Hall First floor, on west side of building, near room 111
Education Union First Floor, next to the east lobby vestibule
  Second Floor, off of Laboratory 204 and off of the south corridor
Salus Center First floor, six floor, two private, all-gender restrooms in Suite 1401 in NE corner of building
  First floor, near east entrance to classroom 1420
  Second floor, next to room 2802
  Second floor, room 2508, across from elevators
  Third floor, opposite room 308
  Third floor, access from lounge 322
  Third floor, access from room 394
  Fourth floor, across from room 404
  Fourth floor, two private, all-gender restrooms inside room 493
  Fourth floor, room 412
  Fifth floor, across from room 503
  Sixth floor, one next to room H650; one next to room 627
Schwitalla Hall First floor, off of west corridor, opposite conference room M112
  Fourth floor, opposite office #M415
The Mansion Located in the NE section of the building, lower level, first, second and third floors.
 
Downtown - Scott Hall
First floor, through the lobby and past the elevators. After turning left into the corridor, on the left side
Fifth floor study room, turn right off of elevators, restroom on north side of central building column
Seventh and eleventh floors, restroom on north side of central building column
Twelfth floor, on east side of building, near men's and women's bathrooms

 

Changing Your Name in Banner

Changing your name in Banner may change your email name and it will be used to identify you in PeopleFinder. At this time, your preferred name will not be reflected in the EAB system, your transcript and classroom rosters.

  1. Log into the mySLU portal
  2. Click on Banner Self-Service
  3. Use the Search bar and manually type in "preferred name"
  4. It will automatically populate "1 results found for preferred name Personal Information"
    a. Click on Personal Information
  5. Type your preferred name in the empty white box
  6. Hit Submit

preferred name directions
If a student has legally changed their name, they may submit the Personal Information Update Form at the Registrar's Office in DuBourg Hall, Room 119.

Housing Accommodations for Transgender, Gender Nonconforming and Gender Diverse Students

Housing Accommodations for Transgender, Gender Nonconforming and Gender Diverse Students: SLU’s Department of Housing and Residence Life is committed to honoring the dignity of all people and will attempt to find every student a housing option that aligns with their self-identity.

If you identify as transgender, gender nonconforming or gender diverse, and would like to discuss your housing options, please contact one of the following staff members:

Lauren Davis, Assistant Director of Assignments and Marketing
lauren.davis.1@slu.edu
314-977-2811

Patrick Cousins, Assistant Director in Campus Ministry
pcousin1@slu.edu
314-977-1505

It’s important for you to inquire about your housing options as early in the process as possible, while the widest range of options is available. This is a confidential process. If you have already completed a housing contract with SLU and indicated that your gender identity falls into this area, you will be contacted directly to discuss your housing placement.

For questions about on campus support for LGBTQ+ community members or ideas for potential programming, call 314-977-2119 or email ccc@slu.edu.