LGBTQ Student Resources
Crisis / Emergencies
|Counseling Center||(603) 862-2090|
|Health Services||(603) 862-1530|
(Sexual Harrassment and
Rape Prevention Program)
|Portsmouth Regional Hospital||(603) 436-0600|
(formerly Behavioral Health Svs)
|Seacoast Mental Health||(603) 431-6703|
The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay,bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth. If you are in crisis or thinking about suicide you deserve immediate support please call The Trevor Lifeline 1-866-488-7386 view their website
LGBTQ+ Support Group
Consider joing the LGBTQ+ Support Group - talk with others who can relate to your experiences. Small group size of LGBTQ+ students, topics based on your interests, meet weekly for 7-8 weeks per semester. Meetings held on Friday afternoons, 2:30-4:00pm at a relaxed location on campus. Sponsored by the Counseling Center (For More Info)
A Series of Writings From the Counseling Center web site:
A Series of Writings From the UNH Health Services web site:
- Being Gay, Living Well – A first-person account of what it means to be Gay and live a life in balance.
- Dear Dad, Love Ryan – A former UNH student comes out to his Dad in a letter sent home.
- Somewhere in Between – A former UNH student writes about her own Sexual Identity journey.
- Why Transgender Matters to you – An introduction to Gender Identity and Expression told through the voice of one Transgendered soul.
A Series of Stories from "We Are New Hampshire" (view the web site)
The Alliance (LGBTQA+ student organization) provides a safe, self-labeling, open-minded environment for the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, questioning, and allied population on campus. The Alliance traditionally meets weekly in MUB Room 147 (Diversity Support Coalition) Find us on Find us on Wildcat Link
UNH Counseling Center The Counseling Center attempts to meet the emotional and mental health needs of the campus community by reaching out to those who may not seek counseling services. Our outreach activities include educational programs and classes, committee participation and clinical consultation. Staff members are available to consult with faculty, staff, parents, or students who may be concerned about a student. Assistance in crisis management and guidelines for referrals are available.
Diversity Network Program (DNP), provides students from traditionally underrepresented groups with career education and graduate/professional school guidance, coupled with advice and mentoring from employers and other professionals
Diversity Support Coalition (DSC), The DSC is an umbrella organization comprised of six groups, on of which is the Alliance. Located in MUB Room 147. Find us on
Office of Multicultural Student Association (OMSA) Find us
Residential Life, "Out on Campus" Housing related to gender, identity/expression. The Housing and Residential Life staff at UNH are committed to working with all students to meet their housing needs in a nurturing community that values diversity and promotes dignity of all people.
Safe Zones: An educational program that raises awareness of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, queer, questioning, allied issues and contributes to a campus climate of inclusion. Contact Ellen Semran at 862-5053 Find us on
Seacoast Outright is a support and advocacy organization that seeks to change the social
climate for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning
youth in the NH Seacoast region. Email: info@seacoastOutright.org TEL # 603-552-5824
PO Bos 842, Portsmouth, NH 03801
Gender Neutral Bathrooms at UNH - Click here for list
Gender Identity and Expression Resources
GLADD NH and TransGender NH - Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) and TransGender New Hampshire (TG-NH) are part of a state-wide coalition working to establish anti-discrimination protections for all transgender New Hampshire residents.
National Council on Gender: This Council elevates awareness on the importance of transforming gender norms across a wide range of social issues that advance the work. The Council is composed of concerned researchers, non-profit organizations, policy-makers, and funder.
National Center for Transgender Equality - is a national social justice organization devoted to ending discrimination and violence against transgender people through education and advocacy on national issues of importance to transgender people.
Trans Youth Family Allies (TYFA) Stories, information and resources
For Students Who Have Legally Changed Their Name : Here's the link to the change of name form: http://www.unh.edu/registrar/regforms/nameform.pdf
For Students Who Are in Transition but Have Not Legally Changed Their Name -The UNH’s Registrar’s Office has allowed students who have not gone to court for a legal name change to use only their initials instead of their full names – so that when an instructor or another person calls on them from a list they can then say ‘ Please call me Buddy’ or whatever preferred name they choose.
For additional information please contact:
UNH REGISTRAR'S OFFICE
11 Garrison Avenue
Durham, NH 03824-3511
Phone: (603) 862-1500
TTY: (603) 862-0362
Transgender Visability Guide
Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Resources
FINANCIAL AID RESOURCES
The Point Foundation:
Point Foundation provides financial support, mentoring, leadership
training and hope to meritorious students who are marginalized due to
sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.
The LEAGUE Foundation awards scholarships for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender high school seniors who have a GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and who are actively and substantially involved in community service. Scholarships include the Matthew Shepard Memorial Scholarship (name used with permission of the Shepard family), and the Laurel Hester Memorial Scholarship
Malyon-Smith Scholarship Award
The American Psychological Association's Division 44 (Society for the Psychological Study of Lesbian and Gay Issues) offers this award to support graduate student research into psychological issues relevant to gay, lesbian and bisexual individuals, groups or communities. The scholarship amount is up to $1,000.
Live Out Loud Annual Scholarship
The Live Out Loud Annual Scholarship provides three $2,500 scholarships to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students and allies who have made significant contributions to society by "living out loud" and supporting the LGBT community. The scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and to students who deferred attending an educational institution for one year following graduation.
Journalism Student Scholarships
NLGJA provides several scholarships and awards for LGBT students interested in journalism. These include the $5,000 Leroy F. Aarons Scholarship
Roy Scrivner Research Grants
The American Psychological Foundation (APF) sponsors the Roy Scrivner Research Grants for graduate and postdoctoral research concerning the study of lesbian, gay and bisexual family psychology and family therapy. There are two graduate student grants of up to $1,000 each and one postdoctoral grant of up to $10,000.