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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.

Pride Alliance Members 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.

GenderBread Person
The Genderbread Person was conceptualized in the trans educator and activist community as a way of talking about and representing sexual orientation and gender identity/expression.  This specific visual representation of the Genderbread Person is just one way of expressing the broader idea.

Give Website Feedback!

Tell us what you think of the new LGBT Student Life website.  What are we missing?  What can we improve?  Give us your feedback at our  web feedback form .

The Trans Pride Flag (above)
and Rainbow Triangle (below)
symbolize LGBT inclusion.

Getting To Know Who We Are

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Supports and Resources

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Learn more about IWU Pride Alliance, or request to join our facebook f logo Facebook Group

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Participate in the Safe Zone program

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Explore LGBT resources across campus, such as those provided by:
Hart Career Center
Dean of Students Office
Arnold Health Services
Counseling and Consultation Services
Evelyn Chapel

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View our Faculty/Staff "Out" List and our list of Campus Allies

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Report acts of intolerance or bias that you have experienced or witnessed

Seek LGBT resources and connections beyond IWU

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 Support alumni scholarships for LGBT students

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Network with the IWU Pride Alumni Community (or on Facebook)