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Awareness and Educational Programs - Every year SOGIE offers numerous awareness and educational programs to the JMU community. The Coming Out Monologues (in celebration of National Coming Out Day), Transgender Day of Remembrance, and Out on Campus are just a few of the annual events that we plan.


Student Outreach - We provide peer-facilitated workshops on topics relating to LGBTQ+ identities for classes, organizations and groups on JMU’s campus. To request a workshop, use this quick, easy form. If you are a department on JMU’s campus, or outside organization, looking for a specific training, please contact


Hang Out/Relaxation Space - The Lavender Lounge (located in SSC 1310) is a space for the safe and comfortable expression of LGBTQ+ identities and is for JMU students to hang out and meet new people.

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Resource Library - More than 1,500 books and resources on all things LGBTQ related and more! All books are free to check out, and they have no time limit on them for check-out. All resources checked-out of the Lavender Lounge library are kept 100% confidential. The library is a safe space where you can read and learn about most any topic of interest.


Self-Expression Closet - Located in the Lavender Lounge, this is a free closet for folks to use. If you are looking for something new to better express yourself, check here! Once each semester we host a Clothing Swap, and during this week we take donations to the clothing closet. We accept gently used binders, bras, shirts, pants, skirts, dresses, jackets, sweaters, shoes, purses/bags and other accessories (belts, hats, gloves, scarves, jewelry, etc.).

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