Gender & LGBTQIA Center (GLC)

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In support of the mission of Elon University, the Gender & LGBTQIA Center partners across campus and community to support, advocate, and educate around gender and LGBTQIA identities to create an inclusive campus community of equity, justice, and academic excellence for students, employees, and alumni. Our efforts and activities to support and provide education for the following identities and topics:

  • LGBTQIA students, faculty & staff
  • Survivors of gender-based violence
  • LGBTQIA identities, topics, and allyship
  • Gender-based violence prevention education, including healthy relationships, bystander intervention, healthy masculinities, and LGBTQ-inclusive sex education

As a result of interacting with GLC resources and program, our hope is that students will feel:

  • Validated, Valued, & Victorious: The 3 V’s of the GLC
    • Validated in their identities, experiences, & contributions
    • Valued for their whole selves, including their growth, healing, & abilities
    • Victorious in their academic and social life at Elon and beyond

By accomplishing our mission, vision, and core pillars, students can participate in the full array of academic, co-curricular, and leadership experiences offered at Elon University.

Note:  “LGBTQIA” stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Intersex, and Asexual identities. GLC events are open to people identifying as allies!

Contact the GLC

Do not hesitate to reach out with any questions, concerns, ideas, etc.! We love hearing from students and faculty about how we can support and foster a vibrant LGBT+ community here at Elon. Email the GLC at or call us during office hours at (336) 278-6228.

Events & Trainings

We host and collaborate on events throughout the year. To learn more about these events, please visit our “Current Calendar” or follow us on Phoenix CONNECT, Facebook, or Instagram. To request a presentation or training on gender and sexual identity topics, allyship, or gender violence prevention, use one of the forms below:

Request Form for LGBTQIA Presentations & Trainings

Queer & Trans Inclusive Housing

The Gender & Sexuality Living Learning Community is the primary source of Queer & Trans inclusive housing at Elon. Through a strong partnership with the GLC, the G&S LLC has enjoyed tremendous growth in the past few years and is often cited as a highlight of students’ on-campus experiences. Meet new friends and mentors in a welcoming and supportive environment. Learn more about Queer & Trans Inclusive Housing on our Housing page.

Campus Pride Index

Campus Pride index logoFor the 7th consecutive year, Elon University is Nationally Ranked “Top 30 Best of the Best LGBTQ-Friendly Universities in the U.S.”

CampusPride is a non-profit organization dedicated to making higher education safer and more inclusive across LGBTQIA identities and communities. On their CampusPride Index benchmarking assessment tool, Elon University earns five out of five possible stars and is the highest ranking among Southern schools! Read a recent article about our progress or learn more about our ranking.