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

Free 2B (student organization)

Online Bystander Training for Faculty and Staff: Support our LGBTQ Students

Online Bystander Training for Students: Create a supportive campus for LGBTQ Students

USG Human Resources' Diversity Toolkit: Sexual Orientation  

USG Human Resources' Diversity Toolkit: Gender Identity and Expression

Did you know: USG offers a single-use All-Gender Restroom located in Building III, 1st floor near the Priddy Library and the Student & Academic Services office.


Off Campus (Local)

UMD's LGBT Equity Center

Rainbow Terrapin Network: #TransTerps

The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Community Center of Baltimore and Central 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

August 29: Welcome Week Community Showcase

September 24-28: Ally Week (see poster below for more infomation). Various events occuring throughout the week, featuring an Ally Training on Sept. 27.

October 18: GLAAD Spirit Day

March 28-29: Transgender Day of Visibility (observed)

June 28: USG Celebrates Pride Month

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