Crisis and coming Out

Coming out is when a person decides to reveal an important part of who they are with someone in their life. For many LGBTQ people, this involves sharing their sexual orientation and/or gender identity.

Unfortunately, coming out isn't always easy. After thinking it through you may decide not to come out - and that's ok too.  Many people decide not to for different reasons. Remember, there isn't one right way to come out, and it's YOUR choice.

name & gender change

It is the policy of the University of Missouri System that a student may choose to identify themselves within the university community with a preferred first and/or middle name that differs from their legal name and gender.

Preferred Name Change Form

Gender Change Form

Missouri Driver's License Gender Change Procedures

Gender Inclusive Housing

Mixed gender floors are located in Thomas Jefferson Residential Hall, and all floors in Residential Commons, University Commons, and Rolla Suites.  In Miner Village we offer gender inclusive housing where 2 or 4 people of any gender can live in the same apartment. 

Closets are for clothes

The purpose of this service is to minimize the often heavy financial burden of transitioning or coming out.  All S&T students who have a need may use it accordingly.

Mental Health Services

Mental health is important in every stage of life - don't wait to take care of it. Visit Counseling Services to learn how they can help you today.

About Pronouns

In English, whether we realize it or not, people frequently refer to us using pronouns when speaking about us. Often, when speaking of a singular human in the third person, these pronouns have a gender implied connotation -- such as “he” to refer to a man/boy or “she” to refer to a woman/girl. These associations are not always accurate or helpful.

International Pronouns Day

Being Allies & Advocates

An "ally" is a term used to describe someone who is supportive of LGBT people. It encompasses non-LGBT allies as well as those within the LGBT community who support each other.

Allies are some of the most effective and powerful voices of the LGBT movement. Not only do allies help people in the coming-out process, they also help others understand the importance of equality, fairness, acceptance and mutual respect.

Student Organizations

Student Health

Miner Wellness provides services to help you strengthen your well-being by reinforcing healthy habits and showing you how to reduce the impact of high-risk behavior.  Services include distribution of condoms, dental dams, and LGBTQ inclusive information on HIV/STI services and resources.  Anonymous STI testing is also available.

Gender Neutral Restrooms

These restrooms are all person, all access restrooms made available for ALL members of the S&T community.

A specific list of restroom locations is provided below. 

Gender Neutral Restrooms

Personal and Professional Development

  • Safe Space Workshop
  • Pronouns Workshop
  • Contact us for a training needs assessment for your student organization, class, or department.

LGBT Career Resources

  • Night To Network
  • Networking Skills Workshop
  • Other Resources