Queer Let's Talk

Stay tuned for 2023 offerings!

Queer Let's Talk provides space for support and building community as well as informal drop-in consultations. It is facilitated by an SCC therapist and LGBTQQIA-identified SCC staff member. The Queer Let’s Talk program welcomes students who are enrolled at Pacific University and self-identify as LGBTQQIA. All lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual/aromantic/agender folx are welcome, including folx who identify as questioning. This program is not intended for LGBTQQIA allies.

Speaking with a counselor and peers in a dedicated space can aid students in accessing support, gaining perspective, and exploring resources and options. Students also have the opportunity to discuss how therapy might be beneficial and how to navigate higher education settings rooted in heteronormativity. Queer Let’s Talk can also be a space to share your personal story and build community connection. This is an identity affirming space. 

Queer Let's Talk is considered different from counseling and is not a "clinical" service. There is no paperwork to fill out, no formal intake, no appointments, and no fees. Students are encouraged to drop by and talk about whatever is important to them. The format can be group or individual, depending on your needs; students can choose to meet privately if preferred. Meetings are up to one hour long at most, but students can feel free to drop by for a shorter period of time. 

Please note that Queer Let’s Talk is not a substitute for counseling and does not constitute mental health treatment. It is not intended for crises or mental health emergencies.

This service is free and no registration is required. We look forward to seeing you there! 

In person Forest Grove CGE office (Scott 127): Sept. 15, Oct. 6 & 20, Nov. 3 & 17, Dec. 1

On-line*: Sept. 8 & 22, Oct. 13 & 27, Nov 10, Dec. 8

*On-line platform is protected data zoom (students must be logged in with their PUNet ID in order to access the link).

Additional Questions? Read our FAQs.

Additional Resources

The Trevor Project is a national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention to the LGBTQ community. If you are a young person in crisis, feeling suicidal, or in need of a safe and judgment-free place to talk, call the TrevorLifeline now at 866-488-7386.

Pacific University's Office of Equity, Diversity & Inclusion provides leadership and partnership to foster a diverse, equitable and inclusive campus for students, faculty, and staff. They also coordinate the Bias Response Team.

See our LGTBQIA+ Online Resources and Apps pages for more resources.

Contact Us

503-352-2191 | counselingcenter@pacificu.edu

SCC 24/7 Support & Crisis Line: 503-352-2999

Upcoming Events

5 to 6 p.m. | Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2023
Forest Grove, Pacific Hall, Center for Gender Equity (127)