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Faculty and Staff

Faculty and Staff are welcomed and encouraged to become more involved with our students through the Office of LGBT Life. 

One of the most important programs the Office of LGBT Life offers for faculty and staff is our Safe Space program. Safe Space provides participants with an assortment of resources as well as useful tools for referring students. Although members of the LGBTQ community often have a leg-up when it comes to information about and resources for the community, each of us has areas we can work on. The Safe Space seeks to identify those areas and provide the tools necessary to support LGBTQ students and advocate for inclusion and equity across campus. Visit our registration page to sign up today.

If you are seeking information about making your classroom, department, or organization more welcoming for transgender and gender non-conforming students, our "Coming Out to Professors" page contains links to excellent resources that supplement our Safe Space curriculum. Additionally, the article "Coming Out in Class: Challenges and Benefits of Active Learning in a Biology Classroom for LGBTQIA Students" by Katelyn M. Cooper and Sara E. Brownell may provide ideas about challenges LGBTQIA students face in active-learning classrooms.

For more information about programs offered by the Office of LGBT Life or to get more involved with the Office, email us at

If you are a faculty or staff member seeking assistance or support for yourself or a coworker, we encourage you to contact the Faculty Staff Assistance Program. The Faculty Staff Assistance Program focuses on all aspects of wellbeing for faculty, staff, and physicians. They can also link you to the most relevant on-campus resources. Faculty and staff members seeking opportunities to connect with other LGBTQ faculty and staff members at Emory should contact Ryan Roche at for more information about the LGBTQ Faculty/Staff Group. Ryan also sends out a quarterly newsletter to keep Emory community members informed about the latest queer news on campus.

In addition, the Emory WorkLife Resource Center provides a lot of useful information regarding resourves available to Emory faculty and staff.