Gender and Sexuality Resource Space
The Gender and Sexuality Resource Space is a place for everyone. It is a friendly, supportive environment for people of all sexual orientation and gender identities to explore, celebrate, and educate the campus community about the diverse gender and sexual identities. With access to on- and off-campus resources, programs, and services, the Gender and Sexuality Resource Space exists to create a campus environment that is inclusive and supportive of student diversity in the areas of sexual orientation and gender identity and expression.
Frequently Asked Questions:
How welcoming is Philadelphia to LGBTQA students, faculty and staff?
Philadelphia is a welcoming city for LGBTQA people. According to the Human Rights Campaign, Philly earned 100 points out of a possible 100 on the 2015 Municipal Equality Index. The index examines the laws, policies and services available. There are also many LGBTQA-friendly events that happen throughout the year in Philadelphia. Find out more about LGBTQA-friendly events in Philadelphia.
Are sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression included in the University non-discrimination policy?
Yes. All three are included in the Discrimination, Harassment, and Bias Incident Prevention Policy (OED-1).
The University is committed to establishing and maintaining an environment free from all forms of Discrimination and Harassment for all University community members. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, status as a veteran, and any other characteristic prohibited by law (i.e., creed, marital status, citizenship status) in its educational, extracurricular, athletic, or other programs or in the context of employment.
Any student who feels that they have been victims to harassment or unwelcome treatment can report such incidences to the Office of Equality and Diversity at 215.895.1405 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can I find supportive faculty and staff easily?
Yes. Drexel has an LGBTQA+ Faculty and Professional Staff Network (LGBTQA+FPSN). This group is a visible association of employees who work together to promote the interests of the diverse Drexel community. LGBTQA+FPSN aims to foster a campus climate that is welcoming, inclusive and safe for everyone at the University. LGBTQA+FPSN recognizes the broad range of issues and concerns related to sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and gender expression. LGBTQA+FPSN accomplishes its mission through social events, educational initiatives and civic engagement. Their vision is to ensure that Drexel is an exemplary model of an LGBTQA-supportive campus environment that is welcoming, inclusive and safe. Find out more about the LGBTQA+FPSN group.
Does Drexel offer gender-inclusive or single occupancy housing?
Yes. Drexel University offers Gender-Inclusive Housing. If a student is interested in Gender-Inclusive Housing, they can indicate that interest through their housing application. Learn more about Gender-Inclusive Housing at Drexel. Students are also encouraged to contact the Director of the Student Center for Diversity and Inclusion.
Are there single-person restrooms on campus?
Yes. To view a list of available single-person restrooms on all three of Drexel University's campuses, please visit University Facilities' Single-Person Restroom page.
Are there counseling and support groups available for LGBTQ students?
Yes, the Drexel Counseling Center is a safe space for LGBTQ students to seek support and counseling. The Drexel Counseling Center offers free, confidential counseling services provided by mental health professionals to currently enrolled full-time undergraduate and graduate students in an atmosphere that is welcoming and comfortable for all students. The Counseling Center offers the following services: Individual counseling, group counseling, couples counseling, outreach programs and workshops, self help and consultation.
For more information visit the Counseling Center website.