August 30, 2021

Greetings to the LGBTQ+ Community:

A big WELCOME to our new students entering Indiana University this fall. The team at the LGBTQ+ Culture Center has been working all summer to prepare for your arrival and we are very excited that you are here.

As we all have experienced a difficult 18 months with COVID-19, it is our hope that we can re-group, re-energize, and re-connect with the LGBTQ+ Community. All of our programs and events are posted on our website as well as the IU calendar, so check us out and join us this fall. Also feel free to stop by the LGBTQ+ Culture Center on 705 E Seventh Street—we are across from Dunn Meadow and next to La Casa.

I am also very excited to lead one of the first national HIV conferences for Indiana University, from May 8-11, 2022, in Indianapolis. Check out the opportunities to participate, present, and learn the latest on HIV/AIDS.

Let’s make this an exciting year. Please let us know if you have any questions or if we can be of support to you.

Best wishes,

Bruce E. Smail, MA
Interim Director, LGBTQ+ Culture Center
Special Assistant to the Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Multicultural Affairs


Now Hiring - LGBTQ+ Culture Center Library Coordinator, FWS Student Position

Applications accepted through 9/30/21

The Library Coordinator supports the LGBTQ+ Culture Center's mission by providing materials and resources for research and entertainment involving queer topics, history, and rhetoric. As the Library Coordinator you would be involved with every aspect of the library, including interacting with patrons, checking in/out items, cataloging new materials, providing outreach to the campus and community, creating displays, and assisting the Center Director and Office Coordinator with other clerical/office needs. Candidates must be eligible for the federally-funded Work Study program at Indiana University-Bloomington. Click here to learn more and apply!


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Want to know more about the LGBTQ+ Culture Center? Watch this presentation for a brief overview of the Center's history, the services and programs we offer, and the resources we can connect you with!

Together We’re Better

Indiana University’s LGBTQ+ Culture Center is open for everyone. It serves as a safe and inclusive gathering space for LGBTQ+ students—a place where people are given the encouragement and resources to build meaningful relationships across differences and open their minds and hearts to matters relating to race, gender, and sexual orientation.

Learn more about the LGBTQ+ Culture Center

A Diverse Culture

We promote a climate of understanding, support, and celebration of diversity that enables IU’s LGBTQ+ community to learn, live, and grow. 

Learn about queer life at IU

It is another confirmation that diversity remains fundamentally important to the university. In the midst of the political rhetoric, IU continues to ensure it's a welcoming environment where all of our students can learn on a level playing field and in a safe environment.

Doug Bauder, former LGBTQ+ Culture Center Director, on Indiana University Bloomington’s recognition as one of the 50 best colleges for LGBTQ+ students.