LGBTQ+ Culture Center's Limited Access for the Spring 2020 Semester

Updated as of March 17, 2020

To date, no known cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) have been identified on any of the Indiana University campuses. However, due to the rapidly changing situation and with the safety and well-being of students and others in mind, President Michael A. McRobbie issued two university-wide letters [1, 2]. The letters include updated guidelines pertaining to virtual teaching, visitors, domestic travel, and large events.

In response, the LGBTQ+ Culture Center is temporarily limiting in-person programs and services to promote the safety and well-being of all our community, university, and campus partners. In the meantime, you can access us in the following ways:​

Professional staff members will be available Monday through Friday (9:00am-5:00pm Eastern) via phone, email, and skype.

  • Interim Director – Bruce Smail: Phone (812) 855-4424; Email
  • Senior Office Services Assistant – Mary Beth Boyer: Phone (812) 855-4212; Email

Student staff can be reached Monday through Friday (March 30-End of Spring 2020 Semester) via email.

Programs/Services Changes for the remainder of the Spring 2020 Semester:

• Ally trainings cancelled; please keep an eye on our website, social media, or QNews newsletter for updates on potential virtual sessions.

• HIV testing cancelled; please visit Positive Link's page at for information on alternative walk-in testing.

• Writing Tutorial Services have changed to virtual sessions; please check for details.

• Let’s Talk Now cancelled; CAPS sessions available via telephone or zoom counseling. CAPS staff will offer 30 minute assessment/coping skills appointments for students. Call 812 855-7688 for an appointment; in the event of a mental health emergency, call 812-855-5711.

• LGBTQ+ Culture Center Library – not available in-person, but please keep an eye on our website, social media, or QNews newsletter for updates as we research ways to share library material virtually.

  • Lunch and Learn sessions cancelled; please keep an eye on our website, social media, or QNews newsletter for updates on potential virtual sessions.

The LGBTQ+ Culture Center will continue to monitor the rapidly changing situation with the novel coronavirus COVID-19 and post updates regarding future events, programs, and services, and any necessary schedule changes on our website, social media, and QNews.

Please visit for up-to-date COVID-19 announcements from IU, and stay safe, informed, and healthy.

Kind regards and best wishes,

The staff at the LGBTQ+ Culture Center

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