Programs & Services

Community, Support, Advocacy

Our campus is home to a diverse, vibrant, and engaged LGBTQ+ community. There are many resources available for students, staff, faculty, and others at IU Bloomington who want to increase their knowledge of LGBTQ+ issues, culture, and history, as well as events and information that celebrate and enhance the community's understanding of LGBTQ+ people.

LGBTQ+ Mentoring Project

We have developed a mentoring program to support and provide guidance to incoming freshmen. We are looking for mature and responsible individuals who are capable of offering advice and providing guidance to their mentee.

Become a LGBTQ+ mentor

Public Training SeriesĀ 

Creating a welcoming environment for LGBTQ+ people is an ongoing process, and requires a commitment to continue learning from everyone involved. The LGBTQ+ Culture Center is proud to assist in this process by offering a variety of Training Workshops. Each workshop focuses on a different issue or theme within the LGBTQ+ community. They are suitable both for beginners and more advanced learners, and are open to IU students, faculty, and staff. 

Learn more about the Public Training Series

Training Outreach ProgramĀ 

The Training Outreach Program is an opportunity to engage your department, office, student organization, or Greek organization in the challenging yet vital work of institutional equity for LGBTQ+ people. We will spend 1 hour learning about issues facing the LGBTQ+ community in general, followed by another hour discussing how your organization, specifically, can work towards equity. 

Click here to learn more!

Counseling Services

Let’s Talk Now 

Let’s Talk Now is a free, confidential, and informal conversation with an emphasis on self-understanding and finding solutions to your problems. In addition to your walk-in conversation, Let’s Talk Now connects you to other accessible campus resources, both informal and formal. A liaison from CAPS will be present in the LGBTQ+ Culture Center Office on Tuesdays from 10:00 am – Noon beginning on September 14th to host these sessions. No appointment necessary. 

Individual Counseling 

Individual Counseling on a limited basis will be provided by our MSW intern. More information about availability to come. Students can also access individual or group counseling services through CAPS or the Center for Human Growth via the School of Education. 

Gender Affirming Closet

The LGBTQ+ Culture Center has started a Gender Affirming Closet! Students who are in need of clothing for everyday use or special occasions can browse the online inventory and/or request an appointment to select clothes.  

The closet works on the honor system. If you are requesting items, we trust you are in need (financial or otherwise) and will only take what you need or will use.  

The closet is currently at capacity for accepting donations.

WTS - Writing Tutor Services

Writing Tutorial Services (WTS) offers students one-on-one help with any phase of the writing process—from brainstorming to revising the final draft. When you visit WTS, you'll find a tutor who is a sympathetic and helpful reader of your prose.

Tutors can help you:

  • Develop strong thesis statements
  • Develop effective outlines
  • Find and integrate credible sources
  • Identify patterns of error and fix these problems on your own
  • Understand and avoid plagiarism
  • Write effective answers to essay exam questions

During the Fall 2021 semester, the LGBTQ+ Culture Center is hosting WTS every Monday and Wednesday that school is in session from 3pm-5pm. Feel free to drop in during those times or set up an individual appointment here!

Free HIV testing

Free and confidential HIV testing is available in Room 101 of the LGBTQ+ Culture Center on Thursdays from 10:00 am-1:00 pm. Testing is available weekly when classes are in session and intermittently during the summer. 

Free Safer Sex Supplies

The LGBTQ+ Culture Center provides many free safer sex supplies, including various types of condoms, dental dams, and instructions for proper use. Supplies are offered free of charge. Interested students can find supplies near the back door of the Center, in the kitchenette.