Campus Resources

We work to make sure all of our information is up to date in order to provide the most accurate information possible to our community, if you find something out of date please let us know

LGBTQ+ Alumni Association

There is a large network of Penguins who have experienced what you or a loved one is going through and they want you to know that you are not alone. Their Facebook Page is the best way to get connected, as a student or as an Alumni once you transition out of college.

Office of Equal Opportunity and Policy Development

If you feel that you are being negatively impacted due to your race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, or nationality, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Policy Development. Their office manages all harassment and discrimination claims for the university and can connect you with appropriate resources related to your concern.

LGBTQ+ Emergency Fund 

Recognizing the unique challenges faced by LGBTQ+ students, the LGBTQ+ Alumni Association has worked to establish an emergency fund for current LGBTQ+ students to access in their time of need. Students who feel that they may be in need of this resource should reach out to our Case Manager, Jacob Haskins for information. There is also a link to donate below if you would like to contribute funds through the YSU Foundation. Please make sure to note that it is for the LGBTQ+ Emergency Fund to make sure it is routed appropriately.

LGBT Alumni Emergency Fund logo

Community and National Resources

Full Spectrum Community Outreach

LGBTQIA+ Adult Peer Support Group

Peer support to promote social and emotional wellness for all LGBTQIA+ community members as well as navigate local resources and steps regarding gender transition.

5060 Youngstown Poland Road | Youngstown, OH 44514 | (234) 254-8924

LGBTQIA+ Youth Peer Social & Support Group

Peer group offered to provide a social outlet and for emotional support among gender and sexual minority youth in the Mahoning Valley. Supervised by Center staff member(s).

5060 Youngstown Poland Road | Youngstown, OH 44514 | (234) 254-8924

For more information, you can visit the Full Spectrum website

The Trevor Project

1-866-488-7386  - Trevor Lifeline - The only national 24/7 crisis intervention and suicide prevention lifeline for LGBTQ young people (ages 13-24)

TrevorChat  -  A free, confidential, secure instant messaging service for LGBTQ youth that provides live help from trained volunteer counselors, open daily from 3:00pm - 10:00pm ET

TrevorText  -  A free, confidential, secure service in which LGBTQ young people can text a trained Trevor counselor for support and crisis intervention, available Monday through Fridays between 3:00pm - 10:00pm ET

Trevor Support Center  - Where LGBTQ youth and allies can find answers to FAQs and explore resources related to sexual orientation, gender identity and more.


2201 Goleta Ave Youngstown, OH 44504

Parents, Families, Friends, and Allies, United with LGBT people move equality forward! PFLAG promotes the health and well-being of gay, lesbian, transgender, and bisexual persons through: support, to cope with an adverse society; education, to enlighten an ill-formed public; advocacy, to end discrimination and secure equal rights.