LGBTQIA+ Students

KU LGBTQIA+ Students taking a photo together

Gender expression, gender identity, and sexual orientation are often integral parts of one's identity for persons on the LGBTQIA+ spectrum. Although progress is being made through advocacy and action groups as well as legislation, navigating the LGBTQIA+ identity and how it relates to one's career development can be a challenging process. The resources here are provided to support LGBTQIA+ individuals both professionally and personally. Feel free to contact a career advisor if you have more questions.

Coming out in the Workplace 

The coming out process is one that is deeply personal to the LGBTQIA+ community and can pose some challenges which may vary based on company culture, location, and individual factors. The resources here are to help both LGBTQIA+ individuals and allies to navigate these challenges and find support within the workplace. You can also meet with a career advisor at any time to address any questions and concerns you may have.

Visit the Human Rights Campaign site for more information on coming out at work.

See the Harvard Business Review's article on coming out in the workplace.


Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index

KU Center for Sexuality and Gender Diversity

Out in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (OSTEM) student organization

Out for Undergrad (O4U)