Is Colgate LGBTQ friendly?

Colgate wants everyone to feel like they belong and get help, no matter their sexual orientation, gender identity, or how they show their gender.

Our goal is to help LGBTQ+ students, staff, and faculty through educational programs, community-building projects, and advocacy.

A Friendly Neighborhood

Colgate celebrates all identities that overlap and work together to make the campus a more welcoming place for everyone. There’s:

  • Chosen name and pronoun options for academic records, course rosters, deans’, advisors’, and coaches’ dashboards, as well as the online Campus Directory.
  • A health insurance plan that covers hormone therapy and surgery to change a person’s gender.
  • With help from the ALANA Cultural Center, the Office of the
  • Chaplains, the Women’s Studies Program, and the LGBTQ Studies Program, students can explore how they can be their fullest selves.
  • There are over 40 restrooms for both men and women on campus.
  • Gender-inclusive housing, housing for people with specific interests, and room preferences for first-year students.
  • Professional staff who have been trained in SafeZone and are committed to making spaces and programs that are open to everyone.
  • The Office of LGBTQ+ Initiatives helps LGBTQ+ student groups like QTPOC (queer and trans students of color) and Lambda (a group for LGBTQ+ students and their allies).

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