LGBTQI (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex) Students
The PCC recognizes the unique needs of students who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex or who are dealing with issues related to sexuality and gender identity/expression. It is not uncommon for students to be reluctant to reach out for help in fear of facing discrimination and/or marginalization. The PCC staff collaborates with campus and community partners to promote awareness and outreach to students as well as to strengthen delivery of culturally sensitive mental health services. Visit The Office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Transgender, Queer, Intersex life at Vanderbilt University- a cultural center and a place of affirmation for individuals of all identities, and a resource for information and support about gender and sexuality. Also visit the Vanderbilt Student Health Center to become familiar with their comittment to LGBTI health.
Members of the LGBTQI community have often found to be at risk for mental health concerns related to their identities and experiences of oppression, as compared to their heterosexual counterparts.