Diversity & Equity Center
Black Hall 101
Mon. - Thur. 8:00am-7pm & Fri. 8:00am–5:00pm
(509) 963-2127






LGBTQ+ Resource Guide

Get information about COVID-19 and how it relates to LBGTQ+ folk. Some information is relevant only to New York, but most of the information is helpful in general.
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What is LGBTQ+?
LGBTQ+ is an acronym for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer or questioning. The "+" sign indicates that the acronym is imperfect and individuals may use additional terms to describe their experience with regard to gender, sexuality or attraction.

Student Counseling Clinic
Corner of 11th Ave & Poplar Street
(509) 963-1391, After Hours: (800) 273-TALK (8255)
The Counseling Clinic offers LGBTQ+ affirming services for identity exploration, coming out, working through traumatic impacts of oppression, discrimination or hate crimes, and support for students during hormone therapy or other gender affirming therapies or changes. Couples counseling is available when both parties are enrolled students.

Student Medical Clinic
Corner of 11th Ave & Poplar Street
(509) 963-1881, Emergency: 911
The Sudent Medical Clinic encourages you to indicate your needs when making an appointment so you can be matched to the appropriate resource, and staff is available to assist with this process. Services include STI Testing, safe sex practices, PrEP, and trans care, which includes support and counseling for those transitioning in addition to hormone therapy.

Housing and Residence Life
Res Life office: south of Barto Hall
(509) 963-1831
Housing offers two gender inclusive living options, which means anyone can choose to live in a room or suite with anyone else regardless of gender. The Gender Inclusive Community, located in Moore Hall, is committed to respecting community members' motivations for choosing this living option, and supports inclusive and diverse initiatives within the community. All apartment living options on campus are gender inclusive.

Career Services
Bouillon Hall 206
(509) 963-1921
Career Services provides workshops for clubs and organizations upon request specific to LGBTQ+ topic areas. Career counselors are available to discuss LGBTQ+ topics related to the workplace.

CWU Connection Card - Preferred Name Change
Once you have completed your preferred name change in the MyCWU portal you may request a new connection card with your preferred name at no cost to you. Please email for any questions.

Gender Inclusive Restrooms
Gender inclusive restrooms are located across campus. Click the "inclusivity features" on the interactive campus map to locate one near you!

Central Cares
CWU is committed to providing a learning, working, and living environment that promotes personal integrity, civility, and mutual respect in an environment free of sexual misconduct and discrimination.

About Rainbow Flags
In 1978, the first rainbow flag appeared at the San Francisco Gay Freedom Day Parade, designed by Gilbert Baker. Since then, more flags representing LGBTQ+ identity have become popular as symbols of identity and pride. Flags continue to evolve, such as the addition of the brown and black stripes on the traditional rainbow flag to symbolize queer people of color which first appeared in the Philadelphia Pride parade in 2017.

Student Organization Spotlight
EQuAl - Equality through Queers and Allies

What is EQuAl?
EQuAl is an organization on CWU's Campus that provides a safe and liberating space for members of the LGBTQ+ community and allies. We provide resources, educational opportunities, and occasions to be around like-minded, welcoming people.

What does EQuAl do?
We table in the SURC for different campus events, and we organize events on campus including Transgender Day of Rememberance and Pride Week.

Tuesdays from 5:00pm-6:00pm in SURC 201.
Get to know other people and learn what's happening around campus.

Social Media
Instagram Logo that is linked to Equal's instagram at logo that links to Equal's facebook at

Event Spotlight: Pride Week
Pride week is the last week before finals in Spring Quarter and it's packed full of events. EQuAl partners with other organizations to co-host events like Queer & A, field day, dance and a poetry reading. Every year, EQuAl hosts a professional and an amateur drag show, and decorates the wildcat statue. EQuAl also serves as the host for Lavender Graduation, an annual senior recognition event where seniors and their mentors are recognized and provided with a rainbow stole to wear at graduation.

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