LGBTQ+ Student Services

CSU Campus Resources

LGBTQ+ Student Services- LGBTQ+ Student Services is committed to enhancing the overall educational experience of the CSU community. We provide resources, support, and educational programming that promotes the academic and personal growth and development of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning students and their allies. We work to assure unrestricted access to and full involvement in all aspects of CSU, and strive to create a more inclusive and welcoming campus climate for all students.

Location: LGBTQ+ Center: Main Classroom 211 (Located on the 2nd floor near the Innerlink)
Email: LGBTQ+ Student Services Graduate Assistant:

Safe Space Training Program - Cleveland State University’s Safe Space Program will improve visibility and support to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning (LGBTQ+) students. The invisibility of sexual orientation makes it very difficult for LGBTQ+ persons to ascertain where they can safely turn for support and information; the Safe Space Program provides for easy recognition of individuals who are available to aid LGBTQ+ students in making connections with the resources available to them at Cleveland State University, in the greater Cleveland community, and across the nation. Displaying the Safe Space symbol allows the campus community to know they can speak freely with these individuals about issues, including sexual orientation and gender identity, which may affect their academic success and personal comfort level with the education they are receiving at Cleveland State University. The symbol also means that Safe Space members will challenge homophobic, transphobic and heterosexist comments or behaviors in an educational and informative manner.

The Office of Institutional Equity (OIE)

The Office of Institutional Equity (OIE) promotes student success by administering the University's Policy Against Harassment, Discrimination, Sexual Violence and Retaliation, and the University’s Equal Opportunity policy statement. OIE is also the campus home of the Title IX Coordinator and the Deputy Title IX Coordinator. Title IX requires that Cleveland State University ensure that all students have equal access to education, regardless of gender, gender expression, sexual orientation or gender identity. Sexual harassment and sexual violence (including sexual assault, sexual exploitation, relationship violence, domestic abuse and stalking) negatively impact students' academic success and, as a result, are considered forms of gender discrimination prohibited by Title IX. OIE works with other campus offices and members of the campus community to proactively prevent, investigate and respond to reported gender discrimination, sexual harassment or sexual violence, whether it occurs on or off campus, when it affects a student.

OIE has a resource for how staff, faculty, and students can support LGBTQ+ Community members: Please contact OIE about any concerns at

QSA (Queer Student Alliance) - This is a CSU student organization dedicated to providing a safe space for discussion of LGBTQ+ issues for any interested students. The group also plans social events. Meetings are generally on Thursdays. For more information: Facebook:

They may also be contacted through the Division of Student Affairs (216) 687-2048 or through their advisor, Lauren Davis (aka Luberger), University Scholars Advisor,, (216) 687-5514

Friends of Pride -  Friends of Pride is the Student Ally LGBTQ+ Suicide Prevention Education Team coordinated through the student organization H.Y.P.E. Team. Their goal is to reduce the stigma toward mental illness and suicide, encourage self-help strategies and behaviors, increase awareness of resources for LGBTQ+ individuals, and build a larger more involved LGBTQ+ community on CSU campus.

For general information: Contact the Health and Wellness Coordinator-216-687-3649

For training information go to:

For student org information go to H.Y.P.E. Team on the org sync portal:

CSU Counseling Center The Counseling Center, located on the second floor of the Union Building (1836 Euclid Avenue), Room 220, has a mission is to support and empower our diverse student community. We offer individual, group, and couples counseling, psychiatry, and ADHD/LD Assessment. We have crisis walk-in hours Monday - Friday from 1:00 - 3:00, and phone counseling is available after hours and on weekends. Our staff are LGBTQ+ affirming, and counseling is free. Our services are completely confidential except in a few unusual circumstances, such as life-threatening situations. 

Location: 1836 Euclid Avenue UN 220 
For more information, or to schedule an appointment, call (216) 687-2277 or stop by

LGBTQIA Student Support Hour – Facilitated by Bruce Menapace, Ph.D., Psychologist.  Topics of concern for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, Intersex and Ally students.  Meeting times change per semester.

Trans Student SupportFacilitated by Bruce Menapace, Ph.D., Psychologist. For transgender students and students questioning their gender identity. Meeting times change per semester.

Care Manager - The Care Manager offers case management and support services to all CSU students. This can be helpful in navigating campus policies and procedures, connecting to on and off-campus resources, and determining what support resources may be most helpful to you. To make a referral to the Care Manager for someone else, or to receive support services for yourself, please send an email to
Location: SC 319

Counseling & Academic Success Clinic (CASC) – CASC provides free support and coaching services to all students. Services are confidential and can assist students in effective decision making, success planning, and self-exploration in a supportive environment. Please note that CASC does not offer mental health counseling services. If you are interested in therapy services, please contact the CSU Counseling Center.

Location: Main Classroom 215D (Located on the 2nd floor on the northwest side of MC)

Service Days and Hours: Monday through Thursday, 12:00-8:00pm 

Appointments can be made through Starfish or by contacting our staff:
Phone: 216-687-9325