lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning
Boston College, as a Catholic and Jesuit University, has a responsibility to promote the pastoral care of all members of the university community and is committed to the intellectual, social, and spiritual development of all our students. The University seeks to foster a campus culture that welcomes diversity, embraces inclusivity, promotes dialogue, and creates a safe and supportive environment for all.
This website lists resources for Boston College students who may be questioning their sexual or gender identity, have questions arising from their sexual or gender identity, have general questions about the LGBTQ+ community, or just need someone to dialogue with about their personal lives and how to be their most authentic selves. While an ally is listed for each office, it by no means indicates that this particular individual is the only person in the office who can provide assistance.
The variety of these resources reflects the commitment of Boston College to providing a safe, caring, and supportive environment for the healthy development of all of our students. Connecting students with this information promotes wellness and fosters greater opportunities to learn about respect, equality, and identity while contributing to the development of a more just and authentic community.
Caroline develops, facilitates, and oversees a support network for LGBTQ students on campus in addition to her many other duties as the Assistant Dean for Student Outreach & Support. She is an ally to the LGBTQ community and works to improve the LGBTQ student experience through education, outreach, and support. Please reach out to her at any time with questions, concerns, issues, or ideas!
Graduate Assistant for LGBTQ+ Student Outreach & Support
John is a Master of Divinity student. As the Graduate Assistant for LGBTQ+ Student Outreach & Support, John assists the Assistant Dean for Student Outreach & Support in acting as a liaison for LGBTQ+ students, fostering community building and identity development, and offering educational opportunities for the BC community on LGBTQ+ issues and concerns. Please feel free to contact him with any questions, concerns, issues, or ideas!
Click on the calendar to view LGBTQ events from various groups across campus!
Whenever possible, the Office of the Dean of students is proud to offer leadership opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students in varying capacities depending on the need and program. Currently, we have several opportunities available! Be sure to reach out to Caroline Davis or John Winslow ASAP if you're interested in any of the following opportunities:
LGBTQ+ undergraduate students who would like to be peer mentors for other LGBTQ+ undergraduate students should click here!
LGBTQ+ Graduate Students willing to share their coming out stories at our upcoming LGBTQ&A session in the fall. In a relatively intimate setting, LGBTQ undergrads will be invited to participate in a roundtable discussion of sorts with graduate students who will be sharing their stories and experiences of what it means to be LGBTQ. If you're interested, please contact John Winslow for more information!
Want our amazing Pride Peers Presenters to come to your residence hall, student club/org, or office/department to discuss LGBTQ+ identities and content?