About Us

ODIME + LGBTQ Resources

Vision Statement

Diversity, Inclusion and Multicultural Education (ODIME) + Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Questioning (LGBTQ) Resources leads the university in creating and sustaining inclusive learning environments where all members of the Mason community are welcomed, valued, and supported.

See the ODIME website for more information about more programs and services.

 

LGBTQ Resources Office

Mission Statement

We are now a programmatic area within Diversity, Inclusion and Multicultural Education (ODIME).

We provide direct services to LGBTQ students; including advising, advocacy, counseling and referral, education and training, group and workshop facilitation, and leadership development.

We offer a safe, open, welcoming space for all people interested in understanding LGBTQ issues; this physical meeting space is designed to promote both visibility and sense of community for all who wish to participate. The space is open to all students of all identities and students groups are welcome to use the space for meetings.

We assist students in building communities of care, support, and trust; both within LGBTQ communities and across lines of gender, sexual orientation, race and ethnicity, culture, religion, ability, and other identity groups.

We develop and conduct programs and co-curricular, educational, cultural, and social opportunities for students, faculty and staff on LGBTQ issues.

We provide consultation, education, technical assistance, training, and resources to faculty, staff, administration, GMU offices and departments, and others interested in ensuring that their services are inclusive and welcoming for LGBTQ issues.

We collaborate with Mason faculty, staff, and with other institutions and community agencies to facilitate student success.