The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Asexual and Ally (LGBTQ+) community at Illinois Wesleyan University includes students, faculty and staff with identities that span sex, gender and sexual orientation continuums. We are represented everywhere at IWU–from the classrooms and residence halls to different majors and student organizations. We are Titan athletes, performers, student leaders, fraternity and sorority members, and faculty and staff. We are committed to living out the social justice mission of IWU, and having a lot of fun as we do it.
IWU Pride Alliance is a hub of LGBTQ+ life at IWU. Filled with diversity, the Pride community is friendly, welcomes everyone, and no assumptions are made. As a registered student organization, Pride holds weekly meetings that include social and educational elements. Campus-wide awareness events, such as Day of Silence/Night of Noise and Transgender Day of Remembrance are held annually. Pride also hosts national speakers, such as Dylan Scholinski, a recent lecturer at IWU.
Safe Zone is a program designed to educate campus community members about LGBTQ+ experiences and history through a series of workshops grounded in the relationships between sex, gender, and sexual orientation. Those who complete the certification are prepared to support friends and others across campus who identify outside of heteronormative social conventions.
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Supports and Resources
Participate in the Safe Zone program
Explore LGBT resources across campus, such as those provided by:
Hart Career Center
Dean of Students Office
Arnold Health Services
Counseling and Consultation Services
Report acts of intolerance or bias that you have experienced or witnessed
Seek LGBT resources and connections beyond IWU