What Makes The U So Snazzy?

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Photo Credit: Emily Mentz

"Top 50 Most LGBT-Friendly Campuses in the US"

  • Nearly 450 colleges surveyed by CampusPride: UMN Twin Cities has a 99% overall rating
  • Ranking categories include LGBTQIA Student Life, Academics, Benefits, Recruitment, and Policies
  • Featured in MN Daily campus newsletter, CityPages (local), Star Tribune (local), MN Public Radio (local), ACPA eCommunity, and Huffington Post (national)


Get Engaged!

  • Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram! @gscumn
  • Join our eZine for up-to-date info on upcoming events, volunteer opportunities, jobs, scholarships & more!
  • Visit the Queer Student Cultural Center (QSCC)
  • Check out the 30+ LGBTQIA student orgs on campus!


Open & Inclusive Spaces:

  • Gender and Sexuality Center for Queer and Trans Life’s Student Lounge Space (40 Appleby Hall)
  • QSCC on 2nd Floor Coffman has a large hangout space
  • Lavender House: LGBTQIA Living-Learning Community (Comstock Hall)
  • Gender-Neutral Housing available for students 
  • All-gender restrooms and locker rooms located around campus

Trans-Inclusive Health Care

  • Health Services at the U
  • Trans-Inclusive Health Benefits offered to U of M students, staff & faculty
  • Program in Human Sexuality offers Insurance Navigation to assist you through your transition process


Name-Change Options

  • Students can register for classes under their preferred name rather than their legal/dead name
  • Students can register UCards under their preferred name


Jean Nickolaus Tretter Collection in GLBT Studies

  • Huge archive of LGBTQIA memorabilia, journals, books, Pride Parade swag, etc.
  • Housed in Elmer Anderson Library on the West Bank
  • Globally recognized
  • Very beneficial for student research papers



  • Gender, Women’s, Sexuality Studies (4th Floor of Ford Hall)
  • GLBT Courses and a GLBT Minor
  • Office of Equity & Diversity Certificate