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About LGBTQ+ Support Services


The LGBTQ+ Support Services program supports students of all gender and sexual identities, including Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans*, Queer, or Questioning. Guided by our Catholic and Marianist values, we cultivate a campus environment where the dignity of each person is respected and valued, and each person is a full member of the community. We support LGBTQ+ students by connecting students, staff, and faculty with resources and services, providing education and training available to all members of the UD community, and developing students who are committed to leading positive social change.


The LGBTQ+ Support Services program envisions a campus environment where all students, including those who identify as LGBTQ+, feel welcomed, respected, safe, and valued as full members of the University of Dayton community.

Our history

In March of 2014, the Student Government Association (SGA) passed a resolution seeking additional and enhanced support services for students who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans*, queer, or questioning (LGBTQ+) at the university. In July of 2014, the Vice President for Student Development convened a Task Force, comprised of faculty, staff, and students, charged with identifying all current services and programs in support of LGBTQ+ students at UD, benchmarking peer institutions, and making recommendations for improvements in support services. The LGBTQ+ Task Force submitted its report in November of 2014 with recommendations in four areas:
     1. Education & training – Educate campus community on LGBTQ+ issues and corresponding Catholic & Marianist teachings
     2. Visibility & services – Fostering visibly supportive environments which allow for healthy and safe identity development
     3. Policy – Assess current policies and adjust as needed
     4. Climate – Promote a positive and inclusive climate for LGBTQ+ students

In August of 2015, the Graduate Assistant for LGBTQ+ Support Services was hired in order to create, manage, and implement campus-wide education regarding sexual orientation and gender identity in alignment with Catholic and Marianist values, and to connect students with LGBTQ+ resources and support. That work is continued by the full-time Coordinator for LGBTQ+ Support Services, hired in July of 2016.


LGBTQ+ Student Services

Gosiger Hall
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0913