The Office for Institutional Equity and Belonging is dedicated to providing programs and opportunities that promote and celebrate the LGBTQ+ experience.
Wheaton College’s Network for LGBTQ+ Inclusion, Support, and Advocacy is a group of dedicated faculty and staff members working to enhance the social, emotional, and academic lives of LGBTQ+ students.
Committee members serve as mentors and advocates, and collaborate with LGBTQ+ students and student organizations on campus. They generate and support a wide variety of events, such as National Coming Out Day, Lavender Graduation, and Trans Day of Remembrance to increase visibility of the LGBTQ+ community.
Some of us identify within the LGBTQ+ community, and some of us do not. All members of The LGBTQ+ Network are committed to better serving LGBTQ+ students. Any member of the Wheaton College community who is well-versed in LGBTQ+ struggles, concerns, and/or theory is welcome to join The LGBTQ+ Network.
- Creating a Gender-Affirming Wheaton: A Guide
- Gender Inclusive Housing Policy
- Safe Zone
- SMART (Sexual Misconduct and Assault Resource Team)
- Livesafe App
- Bias Incident Reporting Information
- College Exchange program
Student Clubs & Organizations
Alliance is dedicated to offering a safe space for people of any sexuality and gender identity to come and discuss LGBTQIA+ issues and celebrate our diversity.
- Safe Haus
Safe Haus house is an open resource for members of the LGBTQA+ community to either come and talk or just relax and hang out.
- Sexuality, Gender and Inclusion Board (SGIB)
The Sexuality, Gender and Inclusion Board is a new SGA Board dedicated to the well-being and amplification of queer individuals and their voices at Wheaton through the perpetuation of inclusive policy, advocacy, and accountability.
- Sexual Health Advocacy Group (SHAG)
The Sexual Health Advocacy Group of Wheaton College works to foster an open dialogue about topics of sexual health on campus.
- Queer and Trans People of Color (QTPOC)
The Queer and Trans People of Color organization establishes a medium in which LGBTQIA+ and students of color on th Wheaton College campus can mobilize politically, interact socially, and educate each other about t he intersection of race, gender, sex and sexuality as a focus.
Social Justice and Community Impact
The Center for Social Justice & Community Impact provides opportunities for community service and for exploration of various beliefs. We encourage passionate and informed political activism, creative approaches to social justice work, and respectful bi-partisan dialogue on issues.
Serves the campus by providing academic, social, cultural, and co-curricular programs and services. To provide the College with an inclusive and diversified approach to educating Wheaton students, each of whom contributes to creating and sustaining a truly intercultural community.
Counseling Center’s primary role is to decrease emotional, psychological or behavioral barriers in order to support the intellectual growth and academic success of students. We strive to promote a safe and healthy environment for students.
The Human Rights Campaign provides resources that are intended to help LGBTQ people, their families, friends, and allies find powerful and transformative spaces to learn more about the intersection of the faith and LGBTQ issues.
GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders
GLAD works in New England and nationally to create a just society free of discrimination based on gender identity and expression, HIV status, and sexual orientation. They also offer an extensive list of youth organizations in Massachusetts.
GLSEN: LGBTQ History
LGBTQ interactive timeline of historic global events, as well as additional educational resources. GLSEN is a group of teachers in Massachusetts who came together to help improve educational LGBTQ resources.
Find LGBTQ government and community resources.
Located in Providence, the Sojourner House LGBTQ Advocacy program is designed to specifically address the needs of LGBTQ/queer survivors of domestic and/or sexual violence, and provides trauma-informed, LGBTQ-specific counseling.
South Coast LGBTQ Network
The mission of the South Coast LGBTQ Network is to build and maintain a comprehensive support network for LGBTQ individuals and families across the age spectrum in the South Coast community of Massachusetts.
20 LGBT People Who Changed the World
Learn more about the influential people who sparked movements and change.
National LGBT Health Education Center
Search for access and further information on LGBT health and health care delivery.
The Trevor Project
The Trevor Project provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention for LGBTQ youth.
You Can Play
LGBTQ athletes and allies team up for respect to ensure the safety and inclusion of anyone wanting to be involved in sports, including LGBTQ athletes, coaches, and fans.
Youth Price Inc.
YPI is located in Providence, RI and provides an affirming space for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, questioning young people to build community, develop connections, and be themselves.
Lyndsey Aguilar (She, Her Hers)
Associate Director of Residential Life and Housing Operations, Theme House Co-Coordinator
Office: Balfour-Hood Center 303
Marco Barbone ’09 (He, Him, His)
Senior Assistant Director for Affinity and Student Engagement, Alumni Relations
Office: Mary Lyon 105
Jonathan Brumberg-Kraus (He, Him, His)
Professor of Religion
Office: Knapton Hall 102
Kristen Cahalane-Petchar ’05 (She, Her, Hers)
Associate Director, Admission
Office: Admission 104
Barbara Darling (She, Her, Hers)
Assistant Professor of Religion
Office: Knapton Hall 101
Katherine Mason (She, Her, Hers)
Assistant Professor for Sociology and Women & Gender Studies
Office: Knapton 305
Mike Pratt (He, Him, His)
LGBTQ+ Engagement Coordinator/ Healthy Masculinity Coordinator
Office: Chapel Basement
Assistant Professor of Education
Office: Doll’s House 203