Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions related to Sexuality and Gender Diversity at The University of Kansas

Does KU provide gender-neutral/single occupancy restroom facilities in administrative and academic buildings?
Yes, we have all-gender restrooms, but they are limited. Visit this link for maps and more information.
I'm doing a class project and want to interview a staff member or student. What should I do? 
We want to make time for you! And we are busy. Please contact us at least 3-5 days before your project is due. Email us at sgd@ku.edu to set a meeting.
Are there active LGBTQIA+ student organizations on the KU campus?
Yes, there are two registered LGBTQIA+ student organizations on campus. OUTlaws & Allies is a support group in the School of Law for LGBTQ and allied individuals. oSTEM or Out in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics  is a national society dedicated to educating and fostering leadership for LGBTQA communities in the STEM fields. SGD also is hosting 3 new peer discussion groups on campus. Spectrum KU is a student organization that has existed on KU’s campus for over 40 years is has recently become inactive. Please email sgd@ku.edu if you're intersted in restarting the group or for more information. 
Is there a campus office for LGBTQIA+ students?
Yes. You are here! The Center for Sexuality and Gender Diversity is a clearinghouse of information regarding issues affecting the gender and/or sexuality minority community (LGBTQIA+) — as well as our straight friends, family members and allies. "The Center" provides information about organizations and support services on campus, locally and nationally, information about news and upcoming events, educational and awareness programming, outreach and advocacy, and individual peer counseling. sgd.ku.edu
Does KU have full-time professional staff employed to support LGBTQIA+ students and staff?
Yes, we have 2 full time professional staff members (a Director and a Coordinator), one part-time graduate assistant, and four undergraduate peer educators. Our student staff is located in the Center, Room 400 of the Kansas Union.  Our full time staff is physically located in the Sabatini Multicultural Resource Center at 1299 Oread Ave., 66045. sgd@ku.edu
Are there LGBTQIA+ sensitive counseling services available?
Email sgd@ku.edu for more information
Are there activities and programs offered on campus that specifically address LGBTQIA+ issues?
Is there a procedure for reporting LGBTQIA+ related discrimination?
Yes, since sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression are included in KU’s non-discrimination policy, incidents should be reported to KU’s Office of Institutional Opportunity & Access. To file a complaint of discrimination, visit: http://ioa.ku.edu
The University of Kansas is committed to preventing, correcting, and disciplining incidents of unlawful harassment, including sexual harassment and sexual assault. Most KU employees are mandated reporters. For a non-mandated reporter, contact KU's Care Coordinator. For more information or resources about sexual assault prevention and education contact SAPEC