News & Events

LGBTQ+ Culture Center's Limited Access for Summer 2020

Due to the rapidly changing situation and with the safety and well-being of students and others in mind, the LGBTQ+ Culture Center limiting in-person programs and services to promote the safety and well-being of all our community, university, and campus partners during the Summer term. In the meantime, you can still contact us by phone and by email.

Programs/Services Changes for Summer 2020:

• HIV testing cancelled; please visit Positive Link's page at iuhealth.org for information on alternative services.

• 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.

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 https://coronavirus.iu.edu/index.html for up-to-date COVID-19 announcements from IU.

Summer 2020 Virtual Events

We may not be able to assist you in-person right now, but we are planning a host of virtual events and activities available for students and staff to enjoy! Keep an eye on this page and/or our social media pages for updates. In the meantime, feel free to check out:

  • LGBTQ+ GroupMe: The LGBTQ+ Culture Center has created a GroupMe account for the IU LGBTQ+ Community. In an effort to build an online community (a suggestion from one of our students), we are happy to announce this new tool to help us engage with each other. The coronavirus has changed how we engage as a campus and we hope this will help us stay in touch. We're welcoming rainbow-oriented folx from all over the different IU campuses and Indiana in general. Join us here!

Additionally, we are delighted to promote the student-run Quarantine Buddies program. This program matches individuals with a "Quarantine Buddy," remotely, based on similar interests, areas of study, etc., to help combat the negative social and psychological consequences that follow the COVID-19 mandated quarantine. Once matched, you will receive a short introductory email, and it is up to your discretion on how often you and your Quarantine Buddy communicate. Whether you are a student, professor working from home, or retired, the program's administrators will do their best to match you with someone in similar circumstances. The program is intended to encourage you to keep each other motivated, goal-oriented, and hopeful! Share your day-to-day success, failures, concerns, and ideas. Hold each other accountable, but more importantly, be there for one another in such trying times. We are better together.