LGBTQ+ Resources/Information at WSU
This website offers information on LGBTQ+ initiatives and contact information for each Washington State campus along with information on policies that are system wide.
LGBTQ+ signifies individuals who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual, pansexual, among other diverse sexual orientations and gender identities/expressions.
System Wide Information
President's Commission on Gender Identity/Expression and Sexual Orientation
The President's Commission on Gender Identity/Expression and Sexual Orientation, commonly referred to as GIESO, is a system wide commission that advises the president on matters relating to LGBTQ+ concerns. More information can be found here.
LGBT Cougs work to create and facilitate opportunities for new and on-going friendships among LGBTQIA alumni, provide mentoring and scholarships to current students, raise awareness about sexual orientation and gender identity needs at WSU, and support the university's Gender Identity/Expression and Sexual Orientation Resource Center (GIESORC).
Give to LGBTQ+ Initiatives
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Allies Program Fund
This fund was created several years ago and continues to be the fund that GIESORC leadership uses to provide programming for students as well as respond to student’s emerging needs.
Your gift of any size can make a major difference to GIESORC as we try to stretch our budget as far as we can while still providing the quality and quantity of service that is needed.
Emerging Student Needs supported through this fund can vary, but typically includes things like providing a cap and gown for a student who can’t afford rental, or providing book scholarships.
The Gender Identity/Expression and Sexual Orientation Resource Center (GIESORC) offers trainings and outreach. Please check out the offerings here. If you have questions, please email Matthew Jeffries at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Washington State University faculty, staff, and students are conducting research related to LGBTQ+ concerns. Learn more about these research endeavors here!