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LGBTQ & SSA Resources at BYU

At BYU, we want all our students, including our LGBTQ & SSA students, to feel the love of the Savior and the joy associated with living His commandments as part of a covenant-keeping community.
Office of Belonging

Office of Belonging
To learn more about gospel-centered LGBTQ & SSA-related education and training, please reach out to the BYU Office of Belonging. The Office of Belonging can also help LGBTQ & SSA students get involved with focus groups, panel presentations, research projects, and student councils. Julianne Grosse is our LGBTQ specialist, however students are encouraged to meet with any of the advisors and managers at the Office of Belonging to find help and support.

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
For LGBTQ & SSA students interested in receiving therapeutic support, CAPS offers individual counseling and group therapy, including Reconciling Faith & Sexuality groups. Students can also receive online support by using Sanvello, Welltrack Boost, and SilverCloud. After-hours crisis: 801.422.3035

Honor Code Office
The decision to attend BYU includes a personal commitment to the Honor Code. To get more information about behavior standards and policies related to same-sex romantic behavior or social transitioning, please reach out to the Honor Code Office.

Women’s Services & Resources
BYU Women’s Services & Resources is working to help all LGBTQ & SSA students, regardless of gender, find connection and support. Reach out to WSR for more information about “Better Together” socials and one-on-one advising.

Institute Workshop
The Utah Valley Institute of Religion regularly holds a workshop: Embracing Christ: LGBTQ+ and Friends. BYU students are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Discrimination & Reconciliation
Any individuals or groups who do not treat our LGBTQ & SSA students with respect and charity violate the values of the university and the teachings of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. If you have experienced or witnessed any form of discrimination on BYU campus or involving a BYU student or employee, make a report here:

Title IX Office
The BYU IX Office is available to help students navigate instances of unlawful sex discrimination and sexual misconduct, regardless of the sexual orientations and genders of the individuals involved. Victims or witnesses who report an incident of Sexual Harassment to the Title IX Office will not be disciplined by the university for any related Honor Code violations. To learn more about the Title IX Office, Sexual Assault Survivor Advocates, and related educational resources, visit the Title IX website.

BYU Speeches
On the BYU Speeches website, you can search devotionals, forums, and other addresses by topic, including “faith,” “charity,” “loneliness,” “divine nature,” and many others. BYU Speeches has a topic page specifically for LGBTQ & SSA-related speeches.

Single-Use Restroom Map
For various reasons, some BYU students, employees, and guests prefer single-use restrooms rather than public men’s and women’s restrooms. On the BYU mobile app, you can access the “Restrooms” feature where each restroom is located on a campus map. By clicking on each building, you can see a list of all restrooms including the location of each single-use restroom.
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Community Resources
Be thoughtful and prayerful when considering community and online resources. Look for options that support the principles of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and lead participants to make and keep sacred covenants with Him. “By their fruits ye shall know them.” (Matthew 7:20)

Church Website & Handbook References
The Family - A Proclamation to the World
Counseling Resources - Same-Sex Attraction
Gospel Topics - Same-Sex Attraction
Gospel Topics - Transgender
Life Help - Same-Sex Attraction
Life Help - Transgender
General Handbook - Same-Sex Attraction (38.6.15)
General Handbook - Transgender (38.6.23)