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LGBTQ+ Resources


Queer and Trans Committee

Working in conjunction with the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Office, the Queer and Trans Committee works to foster the development of an atmosphere of growth and enrichment for all. Specifically, its goal is to provide the campus community with education and training to promote the understanding of issues affecting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning individuals. Further, we act as advocates for LGBTQ+ students, faculty, and staff; ultimately striving to create an open and just College.

Marist Fox Pride

LGBTQ+ student activist group. Marist Fox Pride commits itself to the education and activism of the LGBTQ+ community and its allies. Follow Marist Fox Pride on Instagram.

Men's Spirit Group

This is an on-campus, anonymous and confidential support group intended for any person who identifies as a gay man, those who are out, not out, or not sure about their orientation. If you would like to learn more or join this special group, contact Bro. Michael at ext. 2156 or

Center for Multicultural Affairs (CMA)

Plans and implements educational, cultural, social programs on diversity to facilitate cross cultural dialogue for the entire campus. The CMA houses resources for LGBTQ+ education.

Counseling Services

Professional counselors work individually or with groups to help students understand themselves better, resolve problems, come to terms with difficult issues, and/or address important decisions. The purpose of counseling is not to tell students what to do, but to emphasize the ultimate responsibility each person has in conducting his or her own life.

Health Services

Marist Health Services is staffed by physicians, nurse practitioners, and registered nurses. Health Services provides evaluation and treatment of common problems such as acute illness and minor injuries. This also includes routine health visits such as contraception counseling and prescription, safer sex counseling, and STI screening. 

  • Contact Information: Student Center (SC) 352, 845-575-3270
  • Health Services

Student Affairs/Student Conduct

Oversees all areas of the student's experience with special emphasis on educational and social experiences outside the classroom. Student Affairs house the Office of Student Conduct, which oversee the campus disciplinary system. Students can file complaints of misconduct, harassment, and other violations of the student code of conduct with the Office of Student Conduct.

Title IX Resources

Sexual misconduct including sexual assault, dating/relationship violence, domestic violence, and stalking are violations of Marist College's standards of conduct and the State of New York Penal Code. Members of the College community, guests and visitors have the right to be free from sexual violence and any form of gender-based discrimination prohibited by Title IX. The sexual orientation and/or gender identity of individuals engaging in sexual activity is not relevant to allegations under this policy.

Safety and Security

Campus Safety and Security is staffed 24/7. Students can file complaints of misconduct, harassment, and other violations of the student code of conduct with Campus Safety and Security. 

Marist College LGBTQ+ Alumni and Students Facebook Group

Marist alumni can serve as a great resource to students, faculty, and staff. If you have questions about an alum's experience during or after college, use the link below to join the group or to connect with an alumnus or alumna: Marist College LGBTQ+ Alumni and Students Facebook Group

Gender Inclusive Bathrooms on Campus

  • Donnelly Hall - Lower Level
  • Music Building - 3rd Floor
  • Buildings A, B, C, & D
  • Leo Hall - Lobby Area
  • Marian Hall - Lobby Area
  • Sheahan Hall - Ground Floor

Local Resources

Dutchess County Pride Center:

A safe space for LGBTQ+ youth, young adults, families, and allies in Dutchess County, NY where they can feel comfortable and free to express themselves. The Center’s goal is to Advocate, Educate, and Support the Dutchess County LGBTQ+ community through community outreach, monthly support groups, and monthly meetings and social events.

710 South Drive, Suite 200
Hopewell Junction, NY 12533
845.380.6549 (Text) | 845.440.3430 (Voice)

Hudson Valley LGBTQ+ Community Center

"As a safe, supportive environment, the Hudson Valley LGTBQ+ Community Center provides services, professional resources, and programs that unite the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer community across lines of age, race, gender, and economics. Our purpose is to strengthen, support, and celebrate LGBTQ+ individuals, families, and groups in their efforts to achieve their fullest potential. The Center strives for positive social change through advocacy, community education, cultural awareness, and wellness programs that assist in the creation, development, and growth of LGBTQ+ affirming organizations, institutions, and culture within the community at large."

  • Contact Information:

300 Wall Street
Kingston, NY 12402

Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)

PFLAG promotes the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons, their families and friends through: support, to cope with an adverse society; education, to enlighten an ill-informed public; and advocacy, to end discrimination and to secure equal civil rights. Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays provides opportunity for dialogue about sexual orientation and gender identity, and acts to create a society that is healthy and respectful of human diversity.

  • Contact Information:

PFLAG Kingston
15 Turtle Rock Ct.
New Paltz, NY 12561
Phone:  (845) 853-5798


Online Resources

College Guide for Current & Prospective LGBT Students
This site is dedicated to providing students with college planning tools and academic resources. Use this site to identify LGBT-friendly schools as well as special scholarship opportunities. 

Human Rights Campaign: 
The largest national lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization, HRC envisions an America where LGBT people are ensured of their basic equal rights, and can be open, honest and safe at home, at work and in the community.

Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD): 
GLAAD’s mission is to amplify the voice of the LGBT community by empowering real people to share their stories, hold the media accountable for the words and images they present, and helping grassroots organizations communicate effectively. By ensuring that the stories of LGBT people are heard through the media, GLAAD promotes understanding, increases acceptance, and advances equality.

The Trevor Project: 
The Trevor Project provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth. 

Trevor Lifeline 1-866-488-7386

Campus Pride: 
Campus Pride is an organization for student leaders and campus groups working to create a safer college environment for LGBT students.