2SLGBTQ+ Students


Gender-Inclusive Housing is a housing option in which students are assigned a unit regardless of the students’ sex, gender, gender identity, or gender expression. Residence Services is committed to working with all students to meet their housing needs in an environment that values diversity and promotes dignity of all people.

Gender-Inclusive Housing may be especially important for:

  • Students in the process of discovering their gender identity and/or engaged in a gender transition
  • Students who identify outside of the male/female gender binary
  • Gay, lesbian bisexual or transgender students
  • Students who feel more comfortable with a roommate of a different gender

Gender-Inclusive Housing is offered in rooms and apartments throughout campus. Incoming students should contact us directly by emailing housing@ualberta.ca to request Gender-Inclusive Housing.

Sexual and Gender diversity resources


OUTreach is one of UAlberta’s queer (LGBTQA*) social groups. They have weekly meetings (Tuesdays @ 5pm at the Heritage Lounge in Athabasca Hall), varied events, a Jasper trip in February, and they help organize the University of Alberta Pride Week in March. There is no cost to become a member - come out and socialize! All are welcome. For more info about the group, visit their website.

The Landing

The Landing is a student space offering support for gender and sexual diversity. Gender and sexual diversity includes LGBTTQQPIA+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Two-Spirit, Queer, Questioning, Pansexual, Intersex, Asexual and more) communities and individuals, as well as their friends, family and loved ones.

Learn about The Landing HERE!

ISMSS, Pride Week and Rainbow Welcome!

Institute for Sexual Minority Studies and Services (ISMSS) at the University of Alberta partners with OUTreach and The Landing to welcome you to University of Alberta Rainbow Welcome and Pride Week! On their website, you will find out everything you need to know about Rainbow Welcome events and Pride Week, including a schedule of events, featured activities, and ways that you can volunteer or donate to ensure that these events continue to remain colourful and vibrant expressions of our diverse campus community.


SIDERITE is a social network for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered (GLBT) individuals (and their straight-but-not-narrow allies!) within UAlberta residences. SIDERITE promotes a positive GLBT environment and supports GLBT individuals who live in residence.

Check out SIDERITE on Facebook.