Campus & Community Resources

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ON CAMPUS

Student Organizations

Rainbow Pride Union (RPU) was founded in 1971 and continues to grow its mission to provide a safe haven for the LGBTQ community on campus and in the surrounding areas. Through various events and activities, they provide social, political, and creative outlets for members to express themselves. They promote education and awareness concerning LGBTQ issues with an emphasis on the intersections of race, gender, sexuality, culture, religion, and identity. RPUs ultimate goal is to instill a sense of pride in the LGBTQ community that remains with members throughout their lives.

SHADES is an organization created to cater to students who are members of the LGBTQIA community and are of color. Members come together to create a safer atmosphere on campus. SHADES is known for its innovative programming and empowers students all over campus through embracing diversity!

Keshet is a subgroup of Hillel that focuses on LGBTQ and Jewish identity.

 

Campus Departments

Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies [WGSS] is a transdisciplinary program for students who wish to explore gender and its relation to other axes of power such as, race, class, ethnicity, nationality, religion and sexuality. WGSS covers a complex variety of theoretical and empirical scholarship both within traditional disciplines and in transdisciplinary frames in the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences, as well as combinations of the three.

Location: Library North (LN) 2408
Phone: (607) 777-2815
Website: www.binghamton.edu/wgss/

Decker Student Health Services Center provides primary care of acute illness and injury for all registered students at Binghamton University, as well as women's reproductive health care, confidential rapid HIV testing, PrEP, and psychiatric consultation.

Location: Decker Building
Phone: 607-777-2221
Email: health.services@binghamton.edu
Website: www.binghamton.edu/health

University Counseling Center provides comprehensive clinical and referral services to Binghamton University's undergraduate and graduate students. At least one counselor is WPATH certified. The University Counseling Center also works together with the Q Center to offer a professionally run LGBTQ Support Group.

Location: Old O'Connor-264
Phone: 607-777-2772
Website: www.binghamton.edu/counseling

The Dean of Students Office Case Management Team provides consultation, assessment, referral, and education for students experiencing a range of issues including, illness, death in the family, financial difficulties, academic trouble, and other personal emergencies.

Location: University Union West - 205
Phone: 607-777-2804
Email: dos@binghamton.edu

Website: www.binghamton.edu/dean-of-students

The Office of the Ombudsman is a safe place to voice your concerns, evaluate your situation, organize your thoughts and identify your options when dealing with a problem or concern. The office operates with strict confidentiality and keeps no records identifying visitors. It can be a good first step if you don't know where else to turn or how to proceed.

Main campus
Office: Library South Ground-528
Phone: 607-777-2388

University Downtown Center Office: UDC-421
Hours: Wednesdays, 2:00-5:00 pm
Phone: 607-777-2388

Website: www.binghamton.edu/ombudsman

Fleishman Center for Career and Professional Development has been awarded SILVER certification through OUT for Work's Career Center Certification Program. They have a thorough understanding of the complications LGBTQ students may face when looking for internships or jobs after college and resources to help.

Location: University Union 133
Phone: 607-777-2400
Email: careers@binghamton.edu
Website: https://www.binghamton.edu/ccpd/

Office of International Education and Global Initiatives supports students who want in pursuing Education Abroad. At Binghamton, all students are encouraged to become world wise and take advantage of the many study abroad programs offered through the university. For LGBTQIAP students, living abroad for an extended period may take some extra thought. Check out their LGBTQ resource page below.

Location: Old Champlain 240
Phone: 607-777-2336
Email: iegi@binghamton.edu
Website: https://www.binghamton.edu/iegi/index.html

High Hopes Helpline is a student run helpline for those who are feeling stressed, worried, or lonely and could use someone to talk to. Available every night during the Fall and Spring semesters from 8-11 pm.

Email: highhopes@binghamtonsa.org
Helpline: 607-777-4357

Interpersonal Violence Resources - There are an array of resources and information available for students about understanding interpersonal violence and the many options that are available to victims/survivors for support on and off campus. Follow the web link for full list of resources.

Website: www.binghamton.edu/ivp/support-services/resources.html

The Lesbian and Gay Family Building Project is dedicated to helping lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) people in upstate NY achieve their goals of building and sustaining healthy families. We do this by providing support, advocacy, information, and access to community as well as sensitive health care and services.
To learn more about what we do , please check our services , resources and events.

Location: LN 2408
Phone: (607) 777-3717
Email: prideandjoyfamilies@gmail.com
Website: http://www.binghamton.edu/prideandjoyfamilies/index.html


OFF CAMPUS

Health Care

Family Planning of South Central New York, Inc.
The mission is to advocate and provide individuals, families and organizations in the region with information, education and health care services pertaining to human sexuality and reproductive health in a private and confidential manner, respectful of all beliefs, supporting individual freedom of choice and responsibility.

117 Hawley Street, Binghamton, NY 13901
Phone: 607-723-8306
Website: www.fpscny.org

Southern Tier AIDS Program
provides comprehensive HIV/AIDS services in the Southern Tier of New York and is home to the Identity Program which serves LGBTQ youth (13-25).

122 Baldwin Street, Johnson City, New York 13790
Hotline: (800) 333-0892
Phone: 607-798-1706
Website: www.stapinc.org

Susquehanna Family Practice and Gender Wellness Center
The Gender Wellness Center at Susquehanna Family Practice offers services tailored to meet the needs of gender nonconforming patients. The caring and professional staff has advanced training in providing health and psychological services to the transgender community. Providers follow the Standards of Care from the World Professional Association for Transgender Health.

FoxCare Center, Suite 103
5432 State Highway 7
Oneonta, NY 13820
Phone: (607) 431-5757
Website: http://www.bassett.org/medical/locations/regional-health-centers/susquehanna-family-practice/

Personal Support

Southern Tier AIDS Program provides comprehensive HIV/AIDS services in the Southern Tier of New York and is home to the Identity Program which serves LGBTQ youth (13-25).

Locations:
STAP
122 Baldwin Street, Johnson City, New York 13790
Hotline: (800) 333-0892
Phone: 607-798-1706
Website: www.stapinc.org

Identity Center is a youth center for teens and young adults ages 13-24, we are a safe space for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ+) teens, but also welcome all youth regardless of their sexual identity, orientation, or gender identity. 

Location: 206 State St., Binghamton, New York 13901
Phone: 607-651-9120
Website: www.idyouth.org

Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays
(PFLAG) is a monthly support group for parents, friends, and allies of the LGTBQ community.

Contact: Karen Erdman
Phone: (607) 748-3984
Website: www.pflag.org

Southern Tier Gender Alliance
Our group is very diversified. We are first and foremost a Transgender group, all members of the Transgender community are treated equally and with respect. Those of who have S/O's (Significant Others) value their support and involvement in the group. We respect and welcome as members supporters and allies, without regard to sexual orientation.

Website: https://www.bigtent.com/groups/stga

HIV Positive Support Group

For those who are infected or affected by HIV/AIDS.
Groups are the 1st Thursday of the month at 5pm.
Wilson Hospital
Picciano Building, 4th Floor, Room #2

Contact: Betty Pomeroy
Phone: (607) 763-6003
Office: (607) 798-1706

Maryville University - College Guide for LGBTQ Students

The "College Guide for LGBTQ Students" offers materials for students transitioning from home to college life. The article covers information on LGBTQ+ statistics, financial aid resources, legal rights, as well as mental health concerns the community may face.

Website: https://online.maryville.edu/blog/college-guide-for-lgbtq-students/

Religion and Spirituality

Unitarian Universalist Congregation
LGBTQ Welcoming Congregation
182 Riverside Drive, Binghamton, New York 13905
Services: Sunday's 9:15am - 11:00am
Phone: (607) 729-1641
Fax: (607) 729-1899
Email: office@uubinghamton.org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Unitarian-Universalist-Congregation-of-Binghamton-UUCB-457660257633922/
Website: http://uubinghamton.org/interfaith.html

Centenary-Chenango Street United Methodist Church
LGTBQ Welcoming congregation. Reverend Gary E. Doupe
438 Chenango Street, Binghamton, New York 13901
Christian Education: Sundays 9:30am
Worship: Sundays 10:30am
Phone: (607) 724-3546
Website: http://www.unyumc.org/churches/detail/193


Christ the King Lutheran*
LGTBQ Welcoming congregation.
499 Laza Drive, Vestal, New York 13850
Services: Sunday 9:00am-11:15am
Phone: (607) 729-2688
Website: http://ctkvestal.org/

First United Methodist Church of Endicott
Pastor Susan Davis
LGTBQ Welcoming congregation.
53 McKinley Ave. Endicott, New York 13760
Services: Sundays 9:45am
Phone: (607) 748-7434
Website: https://www.facebook.com/FUMC.Endicott/

Tabernacle United Methodist Church
Pastor Stephen Heiss, LGTBQ Welcoming congregations and offers LGTBQ Christian Worship on the first Sunday of each Month.
83 Mains Street, BInghamton, New York 13905
LGTBQ Christian Services: 1st Sunday of each month 7:00pm
Regular Services: Sundays 10:30am
Phone: (607) 723-8983
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TabernacleUMCBinghamton

Trinity Memorial Episcopal Church
LGTBQ Welcoming congregation.
Corner of Oak and Main Street, BInghamton, New York 13905
Services: Sundays 10:00am
Phone: (607) 723-3593
Website: http://trinitymemorial.org/

Temple Concord Reform Synagogue
LGTBQ Welcoming congregation.
9 Riverside Drive, Binghamton, New York 13905
Services: Fridays 8:15pm
Phone: (607) 723-7355
Website: http://www.templeconcord.com/

Entertainment

Lost Dog Cafe
222 Water Street Binghamton, NY 13901
(607) 771-6063
Website: http://www.lostdogcafe.net/

 

Online Resources

Non-Crisis Support

Campus Pride is the leading national nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization for student leaders and campus groups working to create a safer college environment for LGBTQ students. The organization is a volunteer-driven network "for" and "by" student leaders.
Website: https://www.campuspride.org/

COLAGE unites people with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or queer parents into a network of peers and supports them as they nurture and empower each other to be skilled, self-confident, and just leaders in our collective communities.
Website: www.colage.org

National Center for Transgender Equality is the nation's leading social justice advocacy organization winning life-saving change for transgender people.
Website: www.transequality.org/about

LGBT Student Scholarships Database
Website: www.hrc.org/resources/scholarship-database

LGBT TED
A playlist of LGBT related TED Talks
Website: www.ted.com/topics/lgbt

LGBTQ + Health & Well-being Guide is an article written to help members of the LGBTQ community protect themselves and others.
Website: https://www.drugwatch.com/health/lgbtq/

Crisis Support

Trevor Project
The nation's only 24/7 crisis intervention and suicide prevention lifeline for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning young people ages 13 to 24.
Hotline: 1-866-4-U-TREVOR (866-488-7386)
Website: https://www.thetrevorproject.org/

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
24/7 support.
Hotline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Website: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

GLBT National Hotline (all ages)
Monday thru Friday from 4 pm to midnight EST
Saturday from noon to 5 pm, EST
Hotline: 1-888-843-4564
IM Chat: www.volunteerlogin.org/chat
Website: https://www.glbthotline.org/

Trans@Bing

 On Campus

Gender Inclusive Housing (GIH) seeks to provide an environment that is welcoming to all gender identities and is not limited to the traditional gender binary (male and female). Binghamton recognizes that same-sex room assignments are not ideal or appropriate for all students. Students who sign up for these areas will be permitted to have roommates, flatmates and suite mates regardless of gender identity. We are able to offer a limited number of gender inclusive housing options in most of the communities. 

Resource: FAQ Fact Sheet
Website: https://www.binghamton.edu/residential-life/living-oncampus/specialty.html

Gender Neutral Restrooms were created to ensure a safe space on campus for students regardless of gender expression or gender identity. In order to ensure that all students have a place where they feel safe using the restroom, Binghamton University has provided at least one gender-neutral restroom in 18 facilities on campus. Find facilities and locations here.

Locations: https://www.binghamton.edu/multicultural-resource-center/resources/genderneutral.html

Chosen Name Change Policy is coming in early 2019. We anticipate students will be able to make their own changes through their BU account. Until then, students who wish to request a  name change should make an appointment with Dr. Clark at the Q Center. Temporary changes can be made on class rosters, ID cards, and email accounts. Changes cannot be made to financial aid, medical, or employment records. 

Phone: 607-777-6028
Email: lgbtq@binghamton.edu

 

Off Campus

WPATH Certified Transition Health Services
Binghamton University is fortunate to be within one-hours drive of the Susquehanna Family Practice and Gender Wellness Center in Oneonta, NY. The Gender Wellness Center offers services tailored to meet the needs of gender nonconforming patients. The caring and professional staff has advanced training in providing health, psychological, and surgical services to the transgender community. Providers follow the Standards of Care from the World Professional Association for Transgender Health.

Susquehanna Family Practice and Gender Wellness Center
Fox Care Center, Suite 103
5432 State Highway 7
Oneonta, NY 13820
Phone: (607) 431-5757(voice)
Website: http://www.bassett.org/medical/locations/regional-health-centers/susquehanna-family-practice/