LGBTQ Students

The University Counseling Center (UCC) seeks to affirm and advocate for LGBTQ+ students by providing a safe and welcoming space in which students who identify as LGBTQ+ can be continually supported during their time at Notre Dame and beyond. Our goal is to work together to ensure that all students feel accepted, valued, and respected.

Campus Resources

  • Gender Relations Center (GRC) LGBTQ & Allies Program
    The GRC sponsors a variety of programs and initiatives focused on the areas of sexual and gender identity including speakers, retreats, support groups, and other programs designed to support holistic development and formation of LGBTQ+ and ally members of the Notre Dame community.
  • PrismND
    Founded in 2013, PrismND is Notre Dame’s first LGBTQ+ student organization. PrismND provides programming dedicated to fostering the on-campus development of the LGBTQ+ community and raising awareness of the community’s needs – all from a Catholic lens. The group holds social events and plans several major campus events annually.
  • GlassND
    GlassND stands for Graduate LGBTQ+ and Ally Student Society at Notre Dame and is a subcommittee of the Graduate Student Union that addresses the needs of the graduate LGBTQ community at Notre Dame.

Local Resources

  • The LGBTQ Center
    The LGBTQ Center offers diversity training, social groups, support groups, and a resource guide for affirming and accepting vendors, businesses, and social services with a goal of empowering and educating the local community.
  • The Tree House
    Located at 217 N. Main St. South Bend, the Tree House is a safe inclusive community place to network and meet. All are welcome. The suite contains a resource library, research nooks, a meeting room and plenty of working space.
  • Mosaic Health & Healing Arts
    Providing comprehensive family medicine and whole person care that welcomes all individuals. They extend a special welcome to members of the LGBTQ+ community.
  • PFLAG Michiana
    PFLAG Michiana is a chapter of PFLAG, the nation’s largest family and ally organization for the LGBTQ+ community. The local chapter of PFLAG works to unite people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) with families, friends, and allies. They identify as an inclusive and supportive group of individuals committed to advancing equality and understanding.

National Resources

    GLAAD rewrites the script for LGBTQ+ acceptance. As a dynamic media force, GLAAD tackles tough issues to shape the narrative and provoke dialogue that leads to cultural change. GLAAD protects all that has been accomplished and creates a world where everyone can live the life they love.
  • The Trevor Project
    The Trevor Project is the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ+ young people and includes a crisis resources, support services, and resources. 
    PFLAG is the first and largest organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) people, their parents and families, and allies. PFLAG is committed to creating a world where diversity is celebrated and all people are respected, valued, and affirmed.
  • Fortunate Families
    Fortunate Families, a Catholic Family, Friends & Allies Ministry, supports LGBTQ+ sisters and brothers by facilitating respectful conversations with bishops, pastors, and Church leadership by sharing personal stories and working to establish intentional Catholic LGBTQ+ Ministry Sites in dioceses, parishes, educational institutions, and communities. 
  • Trans Lifeline
    Trans Lifeline (877-565-8860) is a trans-led organization that connects trans people to the community, support, and resources they need to survive and thrive.
  • It Gets Better
    The It Gets Better Project is a nonprofit organization with a mission to uplift, empower, and connect lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer youth around the globe.
  • National Black Justice Coalition
    The National Black Justice Coalition is a civil rights organization dedicated to empowering Black lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people.
  • Human Rights Campaign 
    The Human Rights Campaign envisions a world where lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people are ensured equality and embraced as full members of society at home, at work, and in every community.