UMKC Rainbow Lounge: A Space for LGBTQIA+ Students

By Kari Jo Freudigmann, (Pronouns: she, her, hers)
Assistant Director, LGBTQIA Programs and Services

The Rainbow Lounge is a welcoming space for students, regardless of their sexual or gender diversity and expression

UMKC LGBTQIA Programs & Services within the Office of Student Involvement supports the Rainbow Lounge as a resource for LGBTQIA+ Roos. This space, located on the 3rd floor of the Student Union, offers an open environment for students to meet, study, and hang out. Students are encouraged to utilize the resources in this space, which includes:

  • Brochures and magazines from campus, local, and national organizations
  • Four computers and a printer for studying and coursework
  • A lending library that boasts an extensive collection of LGBTQIA+ literature and media
  • A lounge space with a couch, several chairs, and a TV
  • Access to information about student organizations, scholarships, and upcoming programs and events

We look forward to you stopping by!

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Rainbow Lounge Location and Hours

Student Union, Room 325
Monday – Thursday 8-7pm, Fridays 8-5pm

Upcoming LGBTQIA+ Programs

Pride Alliance Kick-Off (Student Organization Event)

Friday, September 6 at 5:30-7:30pm
Oak Street Hall Classroom

Safe Space Training

Tuesday, September 17 at 1-4pm
Faculty, staff, and graduate students can Register Here

Family Weekend Open House

Friday, September 27 at 1-3pm
Student Union, Room 325 (Rainbow Lounge)

Ally Photo

Wednesday, October 9 at 12:50pm
Student Union North Steps