LGBTQ+ at F&M 

At Franklin & Marshall, LGBTQ+ faculty, students, staff, and their allies are committed to working toward greater awareness, visibility, and inclusion of the LGBTQ+ community. The Alice Drum Women’s Center, Queer Studies Faculty Caucus, Sexuality and Gender Alliance, and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program provide community and support for LGBTQ+ life, scholarship, pedagogy, and outreach. 

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Campus Groups and Resources 

The Alice Drum Women's Center and the Sexuality and Gender Alliance (SAGA) share a space on the second floor of the Steinman College Center. Come find community!

  • Alice Drum Women's Center Hours - Director: Chelsea Reimann
    • Monday - Friday  10:00 am - 5:00 pm 
  • Sexuality and Gender Alliance (SAGA) - Director: Chelsea Reimann
    • Friday 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Looking for Campus, Local, and National LGBTQ+ Resources? Download the file below. 

First All-Campus Forum on LGBTQ+ Life at F&M


On April 3rd, 2018, campus organizations and programs came together to host the first All-Campus Forum on LGBTQ+ Life at F&M. Chair of the Board of Trustees, Sue Washburn '73,  gave an introduction, which was followed by a panel of F&M students, professional staff, and faculty as well as an audience Q&A. Susan Dicklitch-Nelson, the head of the new LGBQ+ taskforce, gave closing remarks. 

The event was supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for Catalyzing F&M's Pathways to Faculty Diversification and Inclusive Pedagogy and co-sponsored by the Alice Drum Women’s Center; Queer Studies Faculty Caucus; Sexuality and Gender Alliance; and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program.

Access the LGBTQ+ Forum Spotify Playlist.


Suggestions for Improving Campus Climate 

Use this online form to provide your suggestions for improving the campus climate for the LGBTQ+ community. 

Please Note: Members of the Queer Studies Faculty Caucus, the Director of the Alice Drum Women's Center, and the Advisor of the Sexuality and Gender Alliance (SAGA) will be able to read your suggestion. This form is not set up to collect your e-mail address or name, so if you would like to be contacted, please include this information.

Queer Studies Reading Group for Fall 2018

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Are you interested in participating in a Queer Studies Reading Group during the Fall 2018 semester? 

The Queer Studies Faculty Caucus plans to host a Queer Studies Reading Group for interested students, professional staff, and faculty.

You can indicate your interest and suggests books or texts here


Upcoming Events & News

Story 2/7/2019

‘The Sign for Love’: Deaf Filmmakers Examine Disability,...

Israeli filmmaker El-ad Cohen and his co-director, Iris Ben Moshe, are on campus Feb. 14-15 as Franklin & Marshall College’s 2019 DeRoy Jewish Artists in Residence.

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Story 8/29/2018

Gender Inclusivity Efforts Continue at F&M

Franklin & Marshall College continues to improve its efforts at gender inclusivity, from all-gender bathrooms now in each of the campus residence halls to an updated housing form for first-year...

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Story 5/1/2018

F&M Celebrates Inaugural Lavender Graduation

Franklin & Marshall College conducted its first Lavender Graduation April 28. LGBTQQIA+ identified seniors were recognized for their accomplishments and resiliency. “F&M has been here 230 years, and...

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