Coming out refers to the acknowledgement of one’s sexual orientation or gender identity to oneself or to another person. This is a lifelong journey. There are many support resources for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or questioning students at UGA.
Counseling and Psychiatric Services in the University Health Center provides one-on-one and group support groups for LGBT students. Call (706) 542-2273 for more information.
There are also many resources online. The Human Rights Campaign provides several booklets on coming out that you can download. They are:
UGA National Coming Out Day 2006 Audio Slideshow by Tom O'Connor.
Click here to see and hear the stories: NCOD 2006
Effective July 1, 2006
The University of Georgia offers "soft benefits" to domestic partners of students, faculty and staff. To find information on the list of benefits and how to access them, go to the Human Resources website.
The University now includes sexual orientation in its nondiscrimination policy.
To review the policy, go to the Office of Legal Affairs website.