Student Diversity

Center for Sexualities and Gender Diversity

The University of Southern Maine's Center for Sexualities and Gender Diversity seeks to ensure a university environment that is positive, safe and supportive for individuals of all sexual orientations and gender identities, in particular members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning and Asexual (LGBTQA+) community.  We welcome the involvement of active allies in this work.


This is done through a series of educational opportunities, support programs, and advocacy work on behalf LGBTQA+ students and employees. The Program works collaboratively with student groups, other University organizations and departments, and the greater community in these endeavors. The Center for Sexualities and Gender Diversity also oversees the University Safe Zone Project.


Why the + sign in our acronym? We know that people use lots of different words, terms, and labels to talk about their identities.  We welcome them all and look forward to learning about how you talk about yourself!