Willamette University LGBTQ+ Resources

Bishop Wellness Center

Dedicated to promoting the overall well being of students at Willamette, Bishop offers an affirming environment for those seeking a variety of health related needs.  Psychologist Resident Katie Diershaw, whose passion for working with people who have intersecting identities and experiences of marginalization, continuously supports the LGBTQ+ community on campus as a staff member, educator and volunteer.


The Housing office is committed to providing a safe and inclusive residential experience at Willamette University.  With plenty of training, the diverse professional and student staff continue to develop their passion for social justice and equity. Gender inclusive housing and restrooms are available in the residential halls.

Student Organizations

Student groups ANGLES and VARIANT offer a safe space for LGBTQ+ students through the support, education, and visibility of LGBTQ+ issues on Willamette’s campus.

Office of Multicultural Affairs

Offering an inclusive and diverse experience for students through community building events, and a network of supportive individuals, the OMA is dedicated to the positive growth of the Willamette student body.

LGBTQ+ Books

Throughout Willamette we offer multiple locations which provide reading materials related to gender, sexuality, feminism, and overall LGBTQ+ issues in support of a holistic education for current students.

Academic Support Center

Academic Support is dedicated to aiding every Willamette student with each individual process of learning, through providing one-on-one consultations, tutoring sessions, and study groups.  The center is a safe place where director Mat Barreiro believes that each student deserves to be their full authentic self while attending Willamette.

Office of the Chaplains

Chaplain Karen Wood and assistant chaplain Gary Ellison offer students the opportunity to foster spiritual growth and understanding as well as religious commitment and action.  Most importantly, they offer a confidential space for students to express their thoughts and/or concerns, religious oriented or not.  Their offices are located in the Art Building, rooms 205 and 206.

LGBTQ+ Career Related Resources

A variety of links that offer career related advice and tools for the LGBTQ+ community.  This includes information on knowing your rights, getting prepared for the workplace, profession specific resources, entrepreneurship, job/internship postings, and transgender specific career resources. We have also provided non-career related information followed after a variety of resources for LGBTQ+ people of color.


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