Trying to find the right college for you is a challenge for any student. There are so many questions to consider. Do they have the major I'm looking for? What's the campus like?

As a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, or ally student, you may have additional questions. Sometimes answers may be difficult to find, or you might just not be sure what questions to ask. We hope this information about LGBT issues at Suffolk will help you in your college search. If you still have questions, please feel free to contact us.

Facts About Suffolk University

  • Suffolk University's statement of non-discrimination includes sexual orientation and gender identity and expression.
  • Suffolk has two LGBT student organizations:
    • Rainbow Alliance for College of Arts & Sciences and Sawyer Business School students
    • Queer Law Alliance for Suffolk Law School students
  • LGBT programming, support, and advocacy, coordinated by the Office of Diversity Services, raise awareness and share the history of the LGBT community. Past events have included:
    • Welcome reception for LGBT students and allies.
    • Extensive programming for LGBT History Month each October.
    • Participation and travel to LGBT college conferences.
    • Day of Silence programming in April.
    • Transgender Day of Remembrance.
  • Since its inception in 2001, our Safe Zone program has drawn more than 400 faculty, staff and students as participants.
  • Suffolk has out and open faculty and staff. In Fall 2002, Suffolk University hosted its first networking social for LGBT faculty and staff.
  • Suffolk currently offers one Gay & Lesbian Studies course and several courses in Human Sexuality.
  • Our location in Downtown Boston and Beacon Hill provides easy access to LGBT restaurants, nightlife, and other friendly establishments.
  • We offer benefits to same-sex partners of faculty and staff.

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