The Universities at Shady Grove seeks to empower and fully supports lesbian, gay, bi/pansexual, transgender, questioning, intersex, asexual, and all other non-dominant sexual and gender identiies. We also support LGBTQIA+ faculty and staff, and allies of all identities. We strive to make USG an inclusive and safe place for students to learn and express themselves.

Here are a few resources:


On Campus

Join the LGBTQIA+ Listserv

Center for Counseling and Consultation

Free 2B (student organization)

Online Bystander Training for Faculty and Staff: Support our LGBTQ Students

Online Bystander Training for Students: Create a supportive campus for LGBTQ Students

USG Human Resources' Diversity Toolkit: Sexual Orientation  

USG Human Resources' Diversity Toolkit: Gender Identity and Expression

Did you know: USG offers a single-use All-Gender Restroom located in Building III, 1st floor near the Priddy Library and the Student & Academic Services office.


Off Campus (Local)

UMD's LGBT Equity Center

Rainbow Terrapin Network: #TransTerps

The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Community Center of Baltimore and Central Maryland

LGBTQ Meetups in Rockville

MoCo Pride Center

Rainbow Social Meetings

LGBT @ USG Events Calendar

August 29: Welcome Week Community Showcase

September 24-28: Ally Week (see poster below for more infomation). Various events occuring throughout the week, featuring an Ally Training on Sept. 27.

October 18: GLAAD Spirit Day

March 29-30: Transgender Day of Visibility (observed)

June 28: USG Celebrates Pride Month

Want to host or help plan an event? Email Shelby Speer!