Our Mission

The Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Center provides programming that engages the entire Purdue University campus and community on LGBTQ issues through an exciting calendar of events, a distinguished lecture series, advocacy for equitable access and a discrimination-free environment, and facilitation of a variety of training opportunities throughout the year. Located in the Schleman Hall of Student Services (SCHL Room 230), our space is a dedicated Safe Zone that provides a welcoming and affirming location on campus for all, regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity or expression. The LGBTQ Center maintains an extensive print and media library as well as a collection of original artwork and historical artifacts that communicates an all too often hidden history. Tours of the Center highlight the diverse LGBTQ community, relate key historical moments, explore the complexity of identity, address common stereotypes and misinformation about LGBTQ people, and create opportunities for building intercultural dialogue and connections. The Center is the primary point of contact for members of the LGBTQ community as it works collaboratively with campus departments, student organizations, university administration, and local community groups to connect students with enriching resources, activities, and support services they seek in order to be successful at Purdue University and beyond.