Welcome to the UArts LGBTQ+ Resource Page. This page is for those who:

  • Identify as LGBTQ+
  • Might be questioning their sexual or gender identity
  • Have questions about the LGBTQ+ community
  • Want to learn more about resources for support at UArts
  • Seek to learn how to be an ally to LGBTQ+ folks

The University of the Arts is committed to providing a safe, caring, and supportive environment for the healthy development of all of our community members. We are committed to building and sustaining a campus environment that is safe and affirming for all students, faculty, and staff.  

The Title IX Coordinator and Diversity Administrator serves as the primary point of contact for the list of on- and off-campus resources, support services, and programs available on this digital resource page. Please note, however, that the list of resources is not exhaustive and can be added to or edited at any time by contacting Lexi Morrison at lmorrison@uarts.edu. 

We hope you find these resources helpful and welcome feedback or comments on how we can improve.

All Gender Bathrooms

All Gender or Gender Inclusive bathrooms are bathrooms that people of any gender or gender identity may use. Each building on campus has one or more All Gender Bathrooms.

Gender Inclusive Housing

Gender Inclusive Housing (GIH) provides two or more students the opportunity to share a University housing assignment regardless of biological sex, gender identity or gender expression. This option is available to all students who reside in University housing in all residence halls.

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Student Preferred Name Policy

The University recognizes that some students prefer to use a first name other than their official name of record to identify themselves, and we support this as a way to affirm and include all members of our community. The Student Preferred Name Policy provides a process for requesting a preferred name through the Registrar's Office.

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Being an Ally

An ally is someone who seeks to provide a welcoming, supportive and safe environment for LGBTQ+ community members. We have collected educational resources for those who may want more information on being an ally.

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LGBTQ+ Arts and Media

There are a number of media and arts entities in the Philadelphia area that focus on the LGBTQ+ community.

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Community and National Resources

There are many Philadelphia-area and national organizations that provide education and support on LGBTQ+ issues.

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