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• IDEAS Coordinator
• LGBTQUIA Outreach
• Title IX Advocacy
• Tutoring

Focus Groups

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Union Ballroom

UCM's LGBTQ Resource page is currently in the process of a facelift. Check back often to see our updates!

LGBTQ Resources

The University of Central Missouri is committed to attracting and supporting a diverse body of students, faculty and staff members. It is in this commitment that we are providing this page of resources for our LGBTQ and Ally students, faculty, and staff on campus.

Coordinator of LGBTQ Communication and Outreach

James Moran
Dockery 212

IDEAS Coordinator


Tara Napoleone-Clifford


Dockery 212


Ask Me: What LGBTQ Students Want Their Professors to Know (video)


Inclusive Restrooms


Trans @ UCM

A resource for trans identified students and allies


LGBTQ Ally Guide



A list of LGBTQ-related terms and their definitions


Policies and Workshops


UCM Resources


External Resources





Inclusive Restrooms

UCM is working to provide more inclusive restrooms across our campus. Unlike traditional restrooms, our single-occupancy inclusive restrooms are available to all, regardless of gender, and feature more space, which may be more convenient for people with disabilities with or without caregivers, parents with children, and nursing mothers.

Currently, inclusive restrooms can be found:


Elliot Union, 2nd floor behind Jazzman's coffee

This restroom is located between the men's and women's rooms, just off the staircase.


Elliot Union, 2nd floor past Office of Accessibility Services

Just left of the Information Desk in the atrium, follow signs for the Office of Accessibility Services. This restroom is the last door on the left down this hallway.


Student Recreation and Wellness Center

On the lower level, across from main locker rooms, there is a restroom facility with lockers and single shower.


Wood/Martin buildings

At the junction of the Wood and Martin buildings, faculty restrooms have been converted to inclusive restrooms, and feature extra space.


Campus Map


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Trans @ UCM


LGBTQ Ally Guide




Policies and Trainings

Non-Discrimination Policy

Excerpt from UCM's Nondiscrimination/Equal Opportunity Statement (found here):

“Board of Governors Policy 1.2.150 
Approved by the Board of Governors on September 19, 2014


The University of Central Missouri actively follows a policy of nondiscrimination in regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, pregnancy or parental status, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, disability, and all other legally protected classes. This policy applies to educational programs and activities including athletics, instruction, grading, the awarding of student financial aid, recruitment, admission, employment, housing, placement and retention of students, faculty and staff. The university complies with applicable federal and state laws and regulations related to discrimination." [emphasis added]


See UCM's Title IX website for information about reporting misconduct, including knowing your options. Keep in mind that harassment and discrimination because of one's sexual orientation, gender identity and/or gender expression are considered sexual misconduct.


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Safe Zone Workshop

Safe Zone is a program offered jointly by the UCM Counseling Center and the Coordinator of LGBTQ Communication and Outreach from the Office of Mentoring, Advocacy, and Peer Support. This workshop offers information and training to faculty, staff, and students who want to learn more about supporting LGBTQ students on our campus.

To register for an upcoming workshop and find out more information, or to access a list ofSafe Zone trained allies, go to the Safe Zone website,, or email

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UCM Resources



Prism is the student organization for LGBTQ and Ally students at the University of Central Missouri. Find them on Facebook @UCMprism!


Counseling Center

Students generally seek counseling when they:

  • Are feeling stuck or distressed.

  • Are not functioning as well as they used to.

  • Want the perspective of a professional.

Housing Options

UCM supports transgender and transitioning students by providing gender inclusive housing options on a case-by-case basis. If you would like more information or help in identifying potential roommates who are open to gender inclusive housing, please contact Housing at 660-543-4515 or

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External Resources


Coming soon!


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