Here you can find information about campus life, LGBT Studies and academics, how to become an ally, coming out at Princeton, our gender-free & unisex restrooms map, ways to stay up to date, being trans* at Princeton, and what to do when an incident of homophobia or gender bias happens.
You can find information about Discussion & Support Groups, Q'nnect, and LGBT Peer Educators in the Programs section of the website. Another place to find resources on campus is the LGBT Center Library.
Campus Life Resources
The Women's Center
The Women's Center is an excellent resource for LGBT information, and has an extensive library, which includes a LGBT section. The staff is very well informed concerning LGBT related issues. The Women's Center works extensively with the LGBT Center by co-sponsoring a significant number of each semester's LGBT programming.
The Carl A. Fields Center for Equality and Cultural Understanding
The Carl A. Fields Center is a wonderful safe space on campus. This Center also sponsors several events each semester with the LGBT Center. As its name implies, the Center works for equality with equal rights for LGBT individuals included under that mission.
The International Center
The International Center has always strongly embraced diversity. Through cosponsoring several events each year and providing a safe, understanding environment, the International Center extends its support to the LGBT community.
The Office of Religious Life
The Office of Religious Life has historically been one of the Princeton LGBT community's strongest allies. Over a decade ago, it was the Office of Religious Life which created the position which has now been transformed into the LGBT Center director. The Office of Religious Life cosponsors several LGBT events each year and the Deans of Religious Life are sensitive to LGBT concerns.
Office of the Vice President for Campus Life
The Vice President for Campus Life, Cynthia Cherrey, has seen to it that her office is a wonderfully open environment when it comes to LGBT issues. The LGBT Task Force reports to Vice President Dickerson.
University Health Services
University Health Services (UHS) provides a welcoming, safe environment for all students
and is dedicated to LGBT inclusion in all of its services. Students will find that UHS is very sensitive to LGBT issues. UHS provides services to all Princeton University students without additional charge regardless of their insurance coverage. For information about services for domestic partners and children, please call 258-3129. Some of the services provided are listed below.
Health Promotion & Wellness Services
Professional health educators work collaboratively with students and other members of the Princeton University community to promote an environment that fosters the development of healthy behaviors. A wide range of personal and community health issues are addressed, including nutrition and eating concerns, alcohol and other drug abuse, sexual health and relationship issues, physical illness, stress, depression, and anxiety. Certified health education specialists are available to meet one-on-one with students to discuss their health concerns, answer questions, and explore ways to create a healthier lifestyle.
Sexual Health & Wellness Services
Located on the first floor of the McCosh Health Center, Sexual Health & Wellness Services provides confidential services for all students seeking information about LGBT health; STIs; HIV/AIDS; safer sex practices; birth control methods; preconception/contraception counseling; general sexual health care; pregnancy option counseling; and initial prenatal care with community referrals. Sexual & Wellness Services is staffed by physicians, nurse practitioners, gynecologists, and a health educator who provide education, counseling, testing, and general health care for individuals and couples in an open nonjudgmental atmosphere. Sexual Health & Wellness Services also has monthly drop-in hours for LGBT students. Please see the LGBT Center Calendar for specific times.
Counseling & Psychological Services
Counseling & Psychological Services offers personal counseling and group therapy as part of their psychotherapy program for LGBT and questioning students. Staff members participate in ongoing discussion of sexual orientation issues as they affect clinical work with students and identify particular staff members who have a special interest or background in working with sexual orientation issues. The center maintains a referral list and referral guide to aid students seeking psychological services in the outside community. For more information, call 258-3285.
SHARE (Sexual Harassment/Assault Advising, Resources and Education)
Located on the second floor of the McCosh Health Center, SHARE's services are available to students, staff members, and faculty who have experienced sexual assault, sexual harassment, or harassment based on sexual orientation. The SHARE counselors provide confidential counseling, advice, and support, and, depending on the circumstance, will work with you as an advocate to make a complaint to the appropriate University officials. Coming to the SHARE office for advice does not constitute reporting an incident, although this option is available should the individual choose to do so. The SHARE office provides confidential counseling and advocacy and 24-hour emergency services and coordinates the University response to sexual assault. (Refer to the pamphlet, "What Students on Campus Should Know About Sexual Assault.") For more information, call 258-3310.