Get answers to your questions about Emory's Office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Life including helpful information for students about safe spaces and other resources.


The Office of LGBT Life is located by the east entrance of the Alumni Memorial University Center (AMUC) in room 132E. Students are invited to use the space. When you walk into the office, you’ll usually find a mix of students studying, eating lunch, talking about life, and relaxing.

The Office of LGBT Life accepts work-study students and volunteers to work on a variety of projects. Students can also serve on the Advisory Committee.

No. The majority of our programs, groups, and events are open to everyone. Some of the discussion groups, however, are identity-based and only open to students who identify with that particular group. Visit the discussion group page for more information.

Current students, faculty, and staff all have access to our library materials. Books may be borrowed for one month at a time and DVDs for one week. For more information, visit our library resources.

As a division of Campus Life, the Office of LGBT Life only serves students. Faculty and staff are welcomed and encouraged to get involved with our programs and provide resources to students. For more information about the relationship between the Office of LGBT Life and Emory faculty/staff, visit the resources page.

Yes. The Office always has condoms, dental dams, and lube pillows in stock at all times as well as informational pamphlets. For students interested in testing or additional materials, visit the Office of Health Promotion.

Our website will be updated regularly with information. We are also on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. To subscribe to the out@emory listserv and receive our weekly newsletter, please visit our contact page and fill out the form.

Emory-Specific Questions

Emory Student Health and Counseling Servicesare available to provide referrals for health care providers. For more information, visit the resource page.
or information on name change procedures for OPUS, LearnLink, and Student Health, visit the resource page.
For assistance, contact the Emory Office of Equity and Inclusion. Danielle Steele, director of the Office of LGBT Life, can also provide support and resources.
For information on Emory policies, visit the laws and policies sectionof our resources.
Throughout our site, you can see images of different LGBTQ students, faculty, and staff. For more specific information –  and to see some of our out students, staff, faculty, and alumni – visit the Out@Emory section of our resources page.

Coming Out Questions

The Office of LGBT Life has informational pamphlets, books, and DVDs to help with questioning students and anyone considering coming out. You can also meet other students in the community for support or stop by to chat with one of our staff members. For immediate or serious concerns, visit the Student Health and Counseling Services. The Counseling Center also offers a support group for LGBT students. Call 404-727-7450 for more information.
Yes. Danielle is available for individual appointments. For serious issues, please contact Student Health and Counseling Services.

General Questions

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer/Questioning
Queer can describe sexual orientation and/or gender identity or gender expression that does not conform to heteronormative society. People often use the word queer as an umbrella term.
Trans is an umbrella term for anyone outside of typical gender norms. The term encompasses, but is not limited to, identities such as transgender, transsexual, transman, transwoman, genderqueer, agender, and people with intersex condition. While finite lists of identities can sometimes exclude, the use of trans attempts to recognize and acknowledge the multiplicity of ways individuals experience gender.