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Feeling safe and supported is important for all students within the JMU community.  Students seeking housing accommodations are encouraged to contact Dawn Ohanessian at 540-568-7057 or the Office of Residence Life at 540-568-4663.


Gender neutral restrooms on campus

JMU has an evolving and growing number of gender neutral restrooms for students to use.  We are working on an updated list and will post it as soon as it is complete. Please note that some of these are located in residence halls that may only be accessed by students who live in the building, or are the guest of a resident.

Health and Safety


Body image and Eating Disorders


Career and academic planning
Positive Ally Behavior
  • GLAAD - Provides resources and tips on how to be an ally and a friend.
  • Human Rights Campaign (HRC) - Provides the guide "An Ally's Guide to Issues Facing the LGBT Community" to explore how allies can promote LGBT equality.
  • - a resource for people that are curious or confused about personal pronouns.


Other Cool Links
  • Madison Equality - JMU student organization for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students.
  • Safe Zone - Voluntary network of faculty, staff and students who believe that every member of the university community should have an equal opportunity to grow and learn in a safe and open environment.
  • LGBTQ Faculty & Staff Group - Benefits advocacy, data collection and social events.
  • Consortium of High Education LGBT Resource Professionals - Works to seek climate improvement on campuses and to advocate for policy change, program development and establishment of LGBT Office/Centers.
  • Campus Pride Index - Assists campuses in learning ways to improve their LGBT campus life and ultimately shape the educational experience to be more inclusive, welcoming and respectful.
  • Equality Virginia - Statewide, non-partisan lobbying, education and support network for the GLBT communities in Virginia.
  • Shenandoah Valley Equality -The mission of Shenandoah Valley Equality is to build inclusive community for LGBTQ people in the Shenandoah Valley.
  • PFLAG - Parents, families, friends and allies uniting with LGBT loved ones to promote support, education and advocacy.
  • HRC - Human Rights Campaign represents a grassroots force of more than 700,000 members and supporters nationwide and are the largest national GLBT civil rights organization.
  • Shenandoah LGBTQ Center - The Shenandoah LGBTQ Center was announced on July 13, 2018 in response to the severe lack of resources available in the Shenandoah Valley and Greater Appalachian region for LGBTQ individuals and their families.

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