Office of LGBT Programming
NEW! Alumni and Ally Mailing
If you recently received a letter from us, we'd love to hear from you! Visit our LGBTQ Alumni page to learn more or get involved. If you didn't receive the letter, but would like to receive updates from the Office of LGBT Programming, please give us some more info on this Murray State University LGBTQA Friend Form. You can also download the letter here.
For those ready to give back, you can make a financial gift here. Please be sure to designate the LGBT Programming Office in the comments. And thank you!
About the Office
The Office of LGBT Programming provides support for the LGBTQ+ student community through services and educational programming. This support fosters a stronger campus environment that is safe for all people, including lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, allied, asexual, pansexual, and gender non-conforming students and Murray State employees.
We are located in Blackburn 243 and are staffed with one LGBT Coordinator as well as several student leaders who have office hours. Our office also has a student lounge that is open Monday-Friday from 8:00 am - 4:30 pm. Students are welcome to hang out in the office, where we have wifi, drinks and snacks, a lending library, board and card games, and other resources.
The Office supports three student groups: Alliance, the LGBTQA Ambassadors, and Eracers. We also provide Safe Zone training to student groups, residential colleges, and Greek organizations.
Safe Zone Project
More than 350 faculty and staff participate in the Safe Zone Project. These Murray State employees have indicated their support for the LGBTQ+ community and strive to provide safe spaces on campus. Look for the Safe Zone sticker or plaque in departments or faculty offices. For a complete list of participants, or to sign up as an ally, visit the Safe Zone Project here. To request a Safe Zone training for your group, please contact Michelle Barber, interim LGBT coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 270-809-5040.
Activities and Programming
The LGBT Programming Office hosts workshops, discussions, guest speakers, trainings, and social events throughout the year. Check our calendar for upcoming events.
We want to hear from you! Please visit our LGBTQ Alumni page and tell us more about yourself or how you'd like to be involved with the office. #RacerPride
MSU is an institutional member in the Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals, which is an associate member organization in the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS). In 2015, Murray State University was an active founding participant in the Kentucky Association for LGBTQ Higher Education.