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Students

Below are some beginning resources and frequently asked questions for different student populations.

Prospective Students

We're glad you're thinking about UW-Madison! If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Campus Center directly.  In the meantime, check out these resources:

Undergraduate Students

I'm brand-new to campus.  Where can I connect with other LGBTQ people?

Stop by the Campus Center to say hello, and check out Welcome Week activities for incoming LGBTQ and ally students.  Try out a discussion group to connect with peers and find support, or connect with one of the many  LGBTQ student organizations for socializing and community building. 

I'm thinking about coming out.  Where can I find some support?

Our coming out resource page has information to help you make decisions about your coming out process.  Also check out the Campus Center's Keep On Coming Out discussion group.

I need health insurance and a queer-friendly doctor!  Where should I go?

University Health Services has LGBTQ-friendly health services and several out providers.  Visit our health & wellness page for more information about providers.

Graduate Students

Where can I go to socialize with other queer grad students?

Stop by Q-Grads, an informal weekly meet-up. There are also community-based events that queer graduate students often frequent. These include the monthly Cheers with Queers social night at Mickey's Tavern in East Madison and Community Potlucks & Conversation.

How can I connect with LGBTQ people in my field?

Several departments have queer student and staff groups.  Check out the full list of organizations.  For Transgender Studies and related interests, see the Trans Studies Colloquium.

Does my UW-Madison health insurance cover my partner's hormone therapy, gender-affirming surgery, or related costs?

Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) covers hormone therapy for policy holders and their partners, but not gender-affirming surgery or related costs. Neither service is covered by graduate employee insurance.

See the faculty & staff page for more.

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