Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Community Engagement
The CU Anschutz LGBTQ+ Hub repurposes the Women and Gender Center formerly at CU Anschutz. On this website you will find information about services and resources provided by the LGBTQ+ Hub. You can also visit us in our physical space (shared with the Oasis Space) Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, located on the second floor of the Education 2 North Building, room 2101. To stay updated about our activities, sign up to receive our bi-weekly newsletter here. You may also submit items to be shared in our newsletter here.
Our mission is to create and maintain an inclusive campus environment for LGBTQ+ and allied students, faculty, staff, patients and visitors on campus and within the Aurora community by:
Promoting visibility, awareness and a sense of community;
Connecting LGBTQ+ students, faculty and staff with peer-to-peer support and community resources;
Providing education about the LGBTQ+ community;
Establishing a repository for LGBTQ+ health research and competent patient care;
Advocating for LGBTQ+ interests, including recruitment and retention; and
Creating intentional partnerships to provide direct services to LGBTQ+ people on campus and in the Aurora community.
We envision the LGBTQ+ Hub as a one-stop shop that can achieve a campus and Aurora community culture where LGBTQ+ people are highly visible, are fully included and integrated in leadership, day-to-day living, communication and dialogue, and where vibrant partnerships exist between the LGBTQ+ Hub and the campus and Aurora communities-at-large.
LGBTQ+ people can and should be empowered to speak for themselves, tell their own stories, and decide and describe what they need or is best for themselves
LGBTQ+ people are part of all communities and populations
LGBTQ+ visibility is paramount to creating change and advancing inclusion
LGBTQ+ services should be shaped around the needs of the community, with intentional stakeholder engagement
The LGBTQ+ Hub recognizes the needs of LGBTQ+ people changes throughout their lifespan, and services should be age appropriate
The LGBTQ+ Hub should always be a safe space to ask questions without fear, embarrassment or shame
Intersectionality and anti-racism lenses should be fully integrated into the work of the LGBTQ+ Hub; The LGBTQ+ Hub should endeavor to form partnerships with diverse communities and organizations on campus and in the Aurora Community
Community: creating connections on-campus, off-campus and between people is a cornerstone to the LGBTQ+ Hub’s success
Partnership: vibrant and mutually supportive partnerships create the bedrock for advancing LGBTQ+ inclusion
Support: the LGBTQ+ Hub should always be a supportive and welcoming environment
Education: the LGBTQ+ Hub should always have a focus of expanding knowledge and awareness of the LGBTQ+ community
Advocacy: advocating for LGBTQ+ interests is necessary to achieving cultural integration and inclusion
Accessibility and Visibility: broad-based accessibility and visibility are critical to achieving the LGBTQ+ Hub’s mission and vision
Programs and Services
The LGBTQ+ Hub provides programs and services in four main focus areas. Click on the plus signs below to learn more about each program area.
The LGBTQ+ Hub provides a repository for LGBTQ+ health research and competent LGBTQ+ patient care. Here you will learn more about LGBTQ+ research happening at CU Anschutz as well as our LGBTQ+ researchers. If you would like to inquire about participating in LGBTQ+ research opportunities, or you would like assistance recruiting for a current research opportunity, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have a completed LGBTQ+ research project you would like us to include as a highlight, please submit it to us using the button below.
The LGBTQ+ Hub is dedicated to promoting a sense of community, visibility and awareness among LGBTQ+ and allied students, faculty, staff, patients and visitors. We provide four community and events programs which are outlined below.
Welcome to Campus Events
The LGBTQ+ Hub’s Welcome to Campus Events are designed to bring together and introduce LGBTQ+ organizations and the campus and Aurora community. Events and activities include community building, education and physical and mental health.
The LGBTQ+ Hub’s Welcome to Campus Events are sponsored in part by the City of Aurora, and are held the last Thursday-Saturday in February and September of each year.
Groups and Teams
The LGBTQ+ Hub hosts LGBTQ+ groups and connections to LGBTQ+ sports leagues. Email the facilitator to get involved and learn about opportunities to connect. Current groups include:
Sign up to receive bi-weekly messages from the LGBTQ+ Hub that are comprised of community and campus activities related to and/or in support of the LGBTQ+ community. If you have any questions, email us at email@example.com.
If you would like to further support the LGBTQ+ Hub and its efforts, we welcome you to check out our Wishlist. Within the Wishlist you will find books and other items requested by the CU Anschutz LGBTQ+ Hub Advisory Committee. Your book donations will be added to our Free Little Library, where we have a free Take a Book / Leave a Book policy. Any other items, such as boards games and movies, will be used to create a lounge area where all faculty, students, and staff are welcomed to come hang out and relax.
The LGBTQ+ Hub connects LGBTQ+ students, faculty and staff with peer-to-peer mentoring and support as well as LGBTQ+ resources. Learn more about our offerings below.
CU Anschutz Name Change Process
Staff and faculty who wish to update their names should submit a form through HR following the process noted here, and then connect with OIT at firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-724-4357 to get an updated email address.
Students who wish to update their names can connect with the Office of the Registrar using this form. Once a name change request is processed, the student's email changes within 48 hours. Connect directly with the Registrar's Office with any questions you may have at email@example.com.
LGBTQ+ Hub Libguide
The LGBTQ+ Hub Libguide is a great starting place to find available resources on LGBTQ+ health, research, literature, and media. We encourage students, faculty, staff, and community members to use this guide to find helpful LGBTQ+ resources. This libguide was created with support from staff members at the Strauss Health Sciences Library.
LGBTQ+ Hub Recommended Media
Infographiccreated by Fawzy (@heyfawzy on Instagram) that features books centering on transgender characters and stories. This was originally made for the LGBTQ+ bookstore, A Room of One's Own.
LGBTQ+ Care: Training and Resources for Nurses
Visit this webpage to find a selection of continuing education courses designed to give nurses the culturally competent skills and knowledge they need to provide more equitable care and create welcoming environments for their LGBTQ+ patients. These courses cover a range of topics, including why sexuality education is a must for adolescents, using more inclusive language, and understanding how to manage specific conditions.
Most programs are accredited and provide continuing nursing education (CNE) credits and contact hours that apply toward license renewal requirements. Before enrolling in any program for credit, confirm that your state's board of nursing will accept it.
The LGBTQ+ Hub’s Peer-to-Peer Mentoring program aims to connect LGBTQ+ and allied students, faculty and staff to peer-to-peer coaching and support by pairing mentees with campus-based mentors. If you have any questions about the process, please email the LGBTQ+ Hub at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SafeHouse Denver (support services and emergency shelter space for survivors of domestic/relationship violence regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity)
The Housing Authority of Aurora (specializes in mission-driven housing that currently serves 2,000 households through voucher programs and 1,620 residents that reside in their affordable rental communities)
RTD Collegepass(an affordable option for public transportation for CU Anschutz students)
The LGBTQ+ Hub is continuously updating this resource directory. If you know of a listing that should be included, are in need of a resource not listed here, find an error in our current listings, or have experienced LGBTQ+ bias or discrimination please contact us at email@example.com and we will respond accordingly.
The LGBTQ+ Hub provides education about the LGBTQ+ community, while advocating for LGBTQ+ interests and promoting recruitment and retention. We aim to meet our education and advocacy goals through the five programs listed below.
The LGBTQ+ Hub hosts an Annual Conference the second Friday of October. The two-day conference focuses on four tracks:
Education for Providers
Train the Trainer
LGBTQ+ People and Populations
The LGBTQ+ Hub provides various presentations and trainings throughout the year as part of its ongoing education series. Request a training topic by filling out a form using the button below.
The LGBTQ+ Hub has developed a set of recommended minimum guidelines and qualifications for those teaching LGBTQ+ curriculum and trainings on the CU Anschutz Medical Campus. Click here to view the current guidelines. For more information about using these guidelines, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The LGBTQ+ Hub promotes the One Colorado advocacy agenda. You can learn more about One Colorado and their state and local efforts by clicking here.
If you need assistance because you've experienced LGBTQ+ bias or discrimination on campus, please contact us at email@example.com to be directed to the appropriate department.
Recordings of Previous Educational Events
Browse through recordings of past educational events, workshops and lectures on various LGBTQ+ related topics.
Our physical space (shared with the Oasis Space) is open Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, and is located on the second floor of the Education 2 North Building, room 2101. We are available via Zoom appointments on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Calendar of Events
Browse through our calendar below to find registration links to upcoming workshops and events.
Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Community Engagement