Queer Space
You Are Welcome Here


The Center for Gender Equity knows the importance of providing resources, support, and growing spaces for LGBTQ+ students, faculty, and staff. Our goal is to equip all LGBTQ+ members of the PLU community with the resources and support that they need to feel that they truly are welcome here.

Strong com­mu­ni­ties are born out of

indi­vid­u­als being their best selves.”
― Leanne Betasamosake Simpson

Resources: Click the links below.

Prism is a safe and educational space for all queer, trans, and gender non-conforming students at PLU, encouraging active discussion and fierce advocacy about the joys and issues that arise in the LGBTQ+ community. They work in collaboration with the Diversity Center, Center for Gender Equity, other special interest groups, and any LGBTQ+ identified students.

QTPOC Corner is a space for Queer, Trans*, and other LGBTQ+ People of Color to find and share resources to support themselves and one another. We host active events that are spaces for self-care and reflection for QTPOC Lutes.

The DJS Spaces, including the DJS Lounge, the Office of DJS, the DJS Classroom, and the Community Garden are spaces for all Lutes, especially those passionate about the values of Diversity, Justice, and Sustainability to share space and community together. They are spaces of learning, growing, and thriving for PLU students, faculty, and staff.

Transgender and Gender Non-conforming resources:

PLU is committed to the success of transgender and gender non-binary students. Get support, answers, and inclusion from this resource page and connect with community members, resources on- and off-campus, and opportunities for engagement and advocacy.

Whether you’re looking for scholarships, or wanting to give back with leadership opportunities, we’re here to support you. Explore gender-equity based scholarships and leadership opportunities from the CGE and elsewhere.

Interested in studying gender-equity, queer theory, and anti-racism? The Gender, Sexuality, and Race Studies program gives students the important tools, resources, and language needed for personal empowerment and civic engagement.

Explore the intersection of your LGBTQ+ and religious/spiritual identities with PLU Campus Ministry. Campus Ministry is a community that welcomes, celebrates and engages the diverse spiritual and faith traditions of PLU students, staff and faculty members. They are queer affirming and have an openly queer pastor, Pastor Jen Rude, as a confidential resource.