The Universities at Shady Grove seeks to empower and fully supports lesbian, gay, bi/pansexual, transgender, questioning, intersex, asexual, and all other non-dominant sexual and gender identiies. We also support LGBTQIA+ faculty and staff, and allies of all identities. We strive to make USG an inclusive and safe place for students to learn and express themselves.

Here are a few resources:


On Campus

Join the LGBTQIA+ Listserv

Center for Counseling and Consultation

Check out Free 2B (student organization) on the USG OrgLife app!

USG Human Resources' Diversity Toolkit: Sexual Orientation  

USG Human Resources' Diversity Toolkit: Gender Identity and Expression

Did you know: USG has All-Gender Restrooms in Building III (1st floor near the Priddy Library, as well as in the BSE.


Off Campus (Local)

UMD's LGBT Equity Center

Rainbow Terrapin Network: #TransTerps

Mosaic Center at UMBC

The Pride Center of Maryland

LGBTQ Meetups in Rockville

MoCo Pride Center

Rainbow Social Meetings

TransLaw (for guidance on changing your name and gender marker)

Trans Healthcare MD

Maryland Trans*Unity

LGBT @ USG Events Calendar: 2019-2020

September 10, 2019: Student Involvement Fair at USGFEST (Free2B)

October 14-17, 2019: LGBT+ Spirit Week

January 30, 2020: Resource Showcase

January 2020: Student Involvement Fair (Free2B)

January 2020: Crafternoon!

June 2020: USG Celebrates Pride Month (see CSEF's Facebook page and Twitter feed)

Want to host or help plan an event? Email Shelby Speer!