Wellness Education Services contributes to a welcoming, inclusive, and affirming campus community for all campus community members with marginalized gender identities, gender expressions and/or sexual orientations by:
- Working in collaboration across the campus to provide a welcoming and inclusive campus climate for the LGBTQ community
- Training all Wellness staff and students in LGBTQ cultural competency
- Supporting and promoting the wellbeing of the LGBTQ community
On Site, WES Services
Wellness Education Services has a number of resources available on LGBTQ issues, such as: resource binders, LGBTQ library, DVDs. WES is also a Safe Zone safe space for all, with Safe Zone trained staff available for consultations.
Drop-in support is available for any student with questions; who needs to talk to someone; or wants resources about LGBTQ issues and identities. We provide support, resources and referral for students that are in the process of coming out as LGBTQ, have questions about their identity, looking for ways to connect with the LGBTQ community, and/or looking for ways to advocate for LGBTQ issues on campus. The LGBTQ Drop-in Services office is located inside the Wellness Education Services Suite, 114 Student Union, and is open:
- Monday - Friday, 10 am - 5 pm
LGBTQ Library Materials at Wellness Education Services
Wellness Education Services has many LGBTQ-related books and DVDs offered through our lending library. Students are welcome to use the materials in our Relaxation Suite, or check them out for use outside of the suite. All DVDs and books should be checked out at and returned to our front desk.
Find Single-Stall Restrooms
For students looking for single-stall bathrooms, you will find them on both the North and South campuses. These bathrooms may still be gender labeled, but are single use. (* = not accessible with mobility devices or unknown accessibility; m or w = single use, but gender labeled)
|North Campus||South Campus|
|Bonner Hall 112A||Kimball Tower 1103*|
|CFA B96 & B98*||Parker Hall 301*|
|Clemons Hall 118A||Sherman Hall 14*|
|Computing Center 117*w & 121*m|
|Furnas Hall 217 *w|
|Math Building 308 & 309|
|O'Brian Hall 321*, 428*, 502A, 531, 628*, 701W, 726|
|Greiner Hall A113 & A114|
|Creekside Village Comm. Center|
|Flickinger Court Comm. Center|
Other on-campus resources:
- Counseling Services UBCS promotes and supports an inclusive campus. They acknowledge that societal discrimination and stigma negatively impact members of the LGBTQ community, which sometimes leads to feelings of anxiety, depression, and other types of emotional distress. Many students seek counseling each semester for common LGBTQ struggles such as uncertainty about gender and /or sexual orientation, same sex couples' counseling, and supportive counseling for transgender people navigating their transition.
- Student Health Services - Student Health Services provides comprehensive medical care to all registered UB students in an inclusive, affirming environment. All sexual and gender identities are welcome and respected. Confidential services for students include primary care, urgent care, sexual health and wellness, travel health, transgender health, and immunizations. The health care team includes physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and registered nurses who love working with the UB students.
- Intercultural and Diversity Center - The Intercultural and Diversity Center (IDC) is committed to offering high quality programs, events and activities that celebrate UB's diversity and educate our community on topics such as appreciating our commonalities and differences, the role identity plays in our lives and how to be an advocate.
- Career Services - Our staff of career counselors at UB Career Services is trained to help you explore key decisions as they relate to job searching and career exploration. For example, we can help you research employers, network with LGBTQ professionals and explore questions, such as how to refer to activities on a resume or talk about experiences in an interview that may out you.
- Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Alliance Student Association - The LGBTA SA office (323 Student Union) is a great place to hang out between classes whether you're lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or an ally. They coordinate Coming Out Week festivities, drag queen shows in the Student Union Lobby and much more. Membership in LGBTA is open to all! There are many degrees of involvement and everyone can help out in their own way.
- Pride Center of WNY - PCWNY works with the community to make Western New York a safe, healthy, and satisfying place for lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender and queer people to live, work, and establish their families.
- Gay and Lesbian Youth Services of Western New York - GLYS offers a variety of opportunities & services for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender & questioning youth and their friends, ages 14-21.
- MOCHA Project (Men of Color Health Awareness) - The MOCHA Center's mission is to improve the health and wellness of LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) Communities of Color.
- PFLAG Buffalo-Niagara Chapter - The local PFLAG (Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) chapter that supports LGBTQ families, community members and allies.