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Q @ DU: Something for Everyone

This page includes information and resources relevant to everyone at, or considering joining, DU. Use the tabs above to access resources for particular affiliations and identities.

National ratings and networks

DU participates in several national measures of campus LGBT-friendliness and networks for improvement, including:

Non-discrimination Policy

The University of Denver prohibits discrimination based a person's race, color, national origin, age, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, or veteran status. The full policy, and complaint procedures, are housed on the Office of Equal Opportunity website.

Having sexual orientation (since 1995) and both gender identity and gender expression (since 2007) places DU among only ~8% of US college and universities to have all three protections explicitly stated. DU has also offered some form of domestic partner employee benefits since 1997.

Queer & Ally ("Q&A") Training

Similar to "SafeZone" programs at various campuses around the nation, Q&A Training provides interactive workshops to campus organizations, offices and informal groups to increase awareness and inclusion of peoples of all sexual orientations and gender identities/ expressions. Participants who complete both levels 1 & 2 within a twelve month period can join the Q&A Network, declaring their support for sexual orientation and gender equity, and serving as resources for people across the campus. See details on this personal and professional development opportunity.

QDigest E-newsletter (Weekly on Fridays)

To help our communities stay informed about campus and community events, issues and opportunities, we compile and email a digest of FYIs each Friday morning. Self-subscribe to this private and low-volume listserv. Brief text submissions can be emailed to lgbtiqa@du.edu.

Social Series

One clear theme in feedback from DU's LGBTIQ & Ally communities is a need for purely social time--opportunities to just be together, without a specific task or educational outcome. Recognizing the importance of this community-building and -maintaining process, we always welcome suggestions for and help in coordinating an ongoing series of low-key, low/no-cost social activities. Past events have included a Queer Coffee Hour at Kaladi's, a trip to see Milk at the Mayan Theatre, a "viewer's choice" movie night at Hillel, and attendance at local athletic events. 

See the CME online calendar, LGBTIQ&A Services Facebook page and/or the groups below for upcoming events, including the annual Summer Social Series. If you are interested in helping organize one (or more) of these simple socials, please contact CME.

Campus organizations

For student, employee and/or alumn-specific groups, see those respective pages (via tabs above).

We also have two groups focused on trans* communities, and gender identity/expression equity; follow the Trans* tab.


Parents & Families

Loved ones can be a critical part of questioning, out and ally students' experiences. Whether to suggest campus resources for you or your child/sibling, or to discuss with staff how you can better support your student, the following DU offices can help:

Whether in your home community and/or on the national level, there are also additional resources, including: