Gender Equity Center
GEC Resources for all students, staff and allies
If you are in an emergency situation always call 9-1-1, or extension 5555 from campus telephones.
I'll Go With You: When trans and gender fluid students use gendered bathrooms ("men's" and "women's" rooms), they face the possibility of harassment or violence. Become an ally! Get information (and a button!) to wear on a jacket or daypack to indicate publicly that you are willing to be asked by individuals to accompany them to a bathroom where they may fear going alone. For more information go to the I'll go with you site. Lane has several gender neutral restrooms on campus, see our interactive map for locations.
Hope and Safety Alliance: Hope and Safety Alliance has been providing safety, hope, and healing to survivors of intimate partner violence for over 40 years. Each year they serve thousands of survivors and children from our communities of color, tribal communities, LGBTQIA community, survivors with disabilities, men, and the rural communities in Lane County. Domestic violence is everywhere and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, politics, economic position, education, or gender. We believe everyone has the right to a life free from violence and fear of abuse. 1577 Pearl Street, 2nd Floor, Eugene, OR 97401, Office: 541-485-8232 - Monday-Friday 9am-5pm, 24-hour Crisis Line: 541-485-6513 or 800-281-2800.
Sexual Assault Support Services (SASS): SASS is a non-profit organization providing outreach, advocacy and support to survivors of sexual violence and their partners, families and friends throughout Eugene-Springfield and the rest of Lane County. SASS also offers a monthly drop-in support group open to self-identified members of the LGBTQIA+ community who have experienced any form of sexual violence at any point in the past or present. For more information call the business line at (541) 484-9791. For 24-hour Crisis/Information support call: (541) 343-7277 or 800-788-4727.
Student Survivor Legal Services: A free, confidential resource, for Lane Community College students who have been victims of sexual assault, dating or domestic violence, or stalking. For more information call 541-346-4666.
We/Us/Ours: A 21+ Gender Diverse Happy Hour & Social Gathering for trans-identified, gender diverse, gender questioning AND allies. Last Wednesday of every month at 5:00 p.m. For locations and more information go to Trans*Ponder or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Trans*Ponder: Eugene/Springfield Transgender Community Support Group for trans-identified or gender-questioning folks only, ages 16 and up. Held the second Saturday of every month from 3:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. at a private location. Contact email@example.com for location details. Bring a pot-luck item if able.
Hourglass Community Crisis Center: 541-505-8426. Serves individuals who are in need of short-term, mental health crisis assessment and stabilization. You can walk in any time 24/7 at 71 Centennial Loop, Suite A, Eugene. They can even help you with a ride if you call and they will be with you and assess next steps.
Trans Lifeline: 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 a.m. daily, 877-565-8860. Be aware that you may need to call more than once to get through. They will not call emergency services without your specific consent. If you are in an emergency situation call 9-1-1.
How Does Addiction Affect the Trans Community? A resource/information guide that discusses Substance Abuse and Mental Health in the Transgender Community.
The Trevor Project: National organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24. 24/7/365 TrevorLifeline phone 866-488-7386; M-F Noon to 7:00 p.m. PT TrevorText, text “Trevor” to 202-304-1200; 7 days a week, Noon to 7:00 p.m. PT, TrevorChat online instant messaging (designed to be used from a computer).
White Bird Clinic: (trained to work with Transgender folks) 541-687-4000. 24/7 support for crisis. Also support for medical, dental, behavioral health, community referrals, crisis, mobile crisis response, homelessness, and counseling.
Pronouns Matter: There is a lot of information about pronouns at the MyPronouns.org website, which we encourage you to check out. We present this as a resource that you might find useful in your context that perhaps you can borrow from or build from.
Crisis Text Line: 741741
- Itgetsbetter: Videos in support of LGBT teens.
- Pflag: National advocacy & info; site offers PDF booklets for youth & parents.
- gsanetwork: National organization connecting & providing infor for school GSAs.
- Glsen: Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network.
- Advocatesforyouth: Education & advocacy for young people's reproductive & sexual health.
- Advocate: The Advocate, national LGBT news