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Our resources are intended to support students in their academic and personal success, as well as to uphold our values of inclusive excellence. We have a number of scholarship opportunities for LGBTQIA students, including our Empowerment Fund, created to support students who experience loss of financial support from their family after coming out. 

Rainbow Lounge and Library

Location and Hours

Student Union Room 325
Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m.-7 p.m. | Friday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

About the Rainbow Lounge

Established by LGBTQIA Programs & Services, the Rainbow Lounge is UMKC’s official LGBTQIA resource space. This space is intended as a welcoming space for students, regardless of sexual or gender diversity and expression. We ask that all guests help maintain the Rainbow Lounge as a space of inclusion. Affectionately referred to as our LGBTQIA living room, here, students will find literature, recreational opportunities and lounge space for, about and by the UMKC LGBTQIA student community.
Want to know what’s in our Library? Check out our LibraryThing

Scholarships

We have a number of scholarship opportunities for LGBTQIA+ students, including our Empowerment Fund, created to support students who experience loss of financial support from their family after coming out.

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OutList

UMKC faculty and staff who choose to participate in the Out List demonstrate their commitment to ensuring the LGBTQIA+ community has a visible presence at UMKC.

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Campus, Local, and National Resources

While UMKC LGBTQIA Programs & Services offers many resources, the UMKC community can also find support across campus as well as in Kansas City, the state of Missouri, and nationally.

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Trans @ UMKC

UMKC LGBTQIA Programs & Services is committed to ensuring our transgender and gender non-binary community feel they have the support and resources to succeed at UMKC.  This is done through inclusive policies, gender-inclusive facilities, and educational resources for transgender allies.

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