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Augustana College is home to a diverse, vibrant, and engaged community of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex and asexual (LGBTQIA+), and allied students, staff, and faculty. Many LGBTQIA+ and allied people have found the campus and surrounding community an ideal place to learn, work, and live.

The Office of Student Inclusion and Diversity actively fosters the academic success and personal growth of LGBTQIA+ students, and it offers college-wide services to enhance the campus community's understanding and appreciation of LGBTQIA+ people and themes.

Contact Ashley Allen to learn more.

A number of LGBTQIA+ events provide meaningful opportunities for the campus community to engage in dialogue and share in activities.

LGBT+ History Month
National Coming Out Day
Pronoun Day
Transgender Day of Remembrance
Day of Silence
Night of Noise Drag Show
Bisexual Health Awareness Month
Regular educational events surrounding the intersectionality of identities for LGBT+ people

On campus 

The campus-wide LGBT committee was implemented to focus on the continuous progress of LGBTQIA+ policies and programming. Nineteen offices and departments across campus collaborate to assess existing inclusive policies and identify areas of opportunity to expand programming while strengthening partnerships with community organizations. Here are some of the campus resources:

Preferred name policy 

Bias Education and Support Team

Gender-affirming voice and communication services

Gender-inclusive restrooms

Gender-inclusive housing

LGBT+ counseling and support groups

LGBTQIA+ Career Readiness 

Trans-inclusive student insurance

Safe Zone trainings

Gender and Sexuality Alliance student organization

Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

LGBTQ faculty and staff organization

In the community

There are a number of resources for and about LGBTQIA+ people in the community. Here are a few, in no particular order. Contact each directly for the most up-to-date information.

Clock, Inc: LGBT+ Community Center

The Project of the Quad Cities

Quad Cities Pride Festivals

Quad Cities Pride in Memory

National resources

Desi LGBTQ Helpline for South Asians

Resource Guide for LGBTQ+ Muslim Youth

Be Yourself    | Se Tu Mismo (Spanish translation)

Questions and Answers for Parents and Families of Gay and Lesbian Youth (Mandarin Chinese/English side-by-side translation)

The Brown Boi Project

National Black Justice Coalition

AVEN (The Asexual Visibility & Education Network)

National Center for Transgender Equality

The Trevor Project

Trans LifeLine


Human Rights Campaign



Zippia LGBTQ Workplace Resource Guide 

Campus Pride Index