The Women's and LGBTQ Student Resource Center provides safe spaces for all members of the Metropolitan State University community to explore, organize and promote learning around issues of gender and sexuality. The Women's and LGBTQ Student Resource Center facilitates responsiveness to the needs of women and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning and Ally (LGBTQA) communities through resources, education, outreach and advocacy.

Gender and sexuality support exists to provide programming, advocacy, support, outreach, information and referrals that serve to educate and empower women and LGBTQA members of Metropolitan State. We value all women and LGBTQA people and their varied identities and experiences, and we seek to create a university-wide climate that supports and advocates for the diverse needs of these communities.

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Gender Student Support Services

Gender Services exists to directly address these and any other concerns that keep women from academic and personal success. While anything can be a women's issue, we recognize that there are certain issues that affect women disproportionately. These include (but are not limited to):

  • Domestic violence
  • Dating violence
  • Harassment
  • Body-image concerns and disordered eating
  • Childcare concerns
  • Gender discrimination

LGBTQA Support Services:

Through advocacy, academic advising, educational and social programs, LGBTQA support services are designed to enhance the educational experience of all LGBTQ students and their allies at Metropolitan State. The office serves all members of the Metropolitan State community interested in gaining a better understanding the LGBTQA community.

Ally Training

The Metropolitan State LGBTQ Ally Training Program began in the spring of 1996 and has trained over one hundred students, staff and outside community members to be allies to the LGBTQA community. An ally is a person who works toward combating homophobia, biphobia and heterosexism on both a personal and institutional level.

Members of the Metropolitan State community who wish to become recognized allies attend a two-session workshop and are provided with ally buttons and ally stickers to display in their offices.

LGBTQ Listserv

Get all the latest updates on LGBTQA national and local news. Receive details about upcoming programs, events and meetings featuring a variety of diverse LGBTQA speakers and topics. Monthly newsletters will also be delivered to your inbox via the LGBTQ Listserv.

LGBTQA Student Organization:

Lavender Bridge

Our organization endeavors to provide a safe, accepting environment for Metropolitan State students through mutual support and informational social activities. Lavender Bridge has evolved into an active organization that offers a variety of opportunities for Metropolitan State LGBTQA students, their friends, families and allies. Join us and thousands of others as we take part in:

  • Minnesota AIDS Walk (May)
  • Twin Cities Pride Festival (June)
  • National Coming Out Day (October)
  • Film screenings
  • Panel discussions
  • Collaborative events with other student organizations

To join the Lavender Bridge student group, log in to your OrgSync account using your student email account and check our Facebook page for the latest updates.


  • Check out the Women's and LGBTQ Student Resource Center book collection on our Library Thing catalog.
  • Metropolitan State has an impressive library collection of books and media about women's and LGBTQA topics. Start with the Library Guides.
  • LGBTQ Community Resources Guide (.pdf) for local housing, food, violence prevention, and other community-based organizations providing Twin Cities much needed services and programs.
  • Preferred Name Request Form: Metropolitan State recognizes and supports the members of its community who wish to use preferred names where legally permissible. All you need to do is fill out the Preferred Name Request Form.
  • What Are Pronouns?

Founders Hall 140
Saint Paul campus
700 East Seventh Street
Saint Paul, MN 55106

Office: 651-793-1931
TTY: 651-772-7687

Women's Services

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