Resources and Support

Established in 2008, the PB Poorman Pride Center strives to provide an open and welcoming space for all LGBTQ and ally students to relax, study, and socialize. The Center employs student leaders to support the development of LGBTQ life and programming on campus, and to encourage mentorship. The staff recognizes the range of diversity and multiple, intersecting identities that make up the LGBTQ community, and strive to apply this understanding to all aspects of outreach and collaboration.

PB Poorman Pride Center Pride Center logo

The Pride Center is centrally located in the University Center. Visit us in Career and Leadership Development next to the Warhawk Connection Center.

Preferred Name/Pronoun Change

If you prefer to use a name that differs from your legal name for university business, follow these steps:

  • Log in to WINS
  • Click 'Profile'
  • Click on your name that has the type set as 'Preferred'
  • Make the desired changes and click 'Save'

If you prefer to use different pronouns, follow these steps:

  • Log in to Canvas
  • Click 'Account'
  • Click 'Settings'
  • Click 'Edit Settings' on the right-hand side
  • Choose your preferred pronouns from the drop-down list
  • Click 'Update Settings'

All Gender Restrooms

There are currently thirty-three all gender single-stall restrooms across campus. Click to see and print out an All Gender Restroom Map.

Gender Inclusive Housing

University Housing offers two gender inclusive housing options that are available to all students, but that especially support LGBTQ and gender diverse students.

Option 1: Six residence halls offer gender inclusive roommate options. Arey, Fricker, Fischer, Knilans, Tutt, and Wells allow students to apply to have a roommate of any gender.

Option 2: Starin Hall offers gender inclusive suites to transfer and continuing students.

PB Poorman Resource Corner

The PB Poorman Pride Center Resource Corner offers a free browse and borrow collection of books, zines, info sheets, and DVDs donated by alum, students, faculty, and staff. 

On Campus

Hate & Bias Reporting

To help us maintain a welcoming and equitable campus, you can use this form to report experiences with hate and bias. Completing this form does not mean you are filing a formal complaint. In many cases, incidents of bias do not violate campus policy, but rather offer an opportunity to educate and improve our campus climate. The reporting form is securely transmitted to the Dean of Students Office. Find the form here.

University Health and Counseling Services offers free, confidential counseling to all enrolled students. To schedule a counseling appointment, call 262-472-1305.

Food Pantry & MyMeals CARES

Two campus programs assist enrolled students with food insecurity. The Food Pantry, located at 847 W. Starin Road, offers nonperishable foods and toiletries. For more information, contact them at 262-472-1757. The MyMeals CARES program is sponsored by Aladdin and offers 25 meals to students experiencing temporary food insecurity. Contact LGBT* Coordinator, Stephanie Selvick, for more information.

Warhawk Emergency Fund

UWW’s emergency aid program was designed to help students stay in college and meet their educational goals by providing assistance during an unexpected financial emergency. Students who have an EFC (expected family contribution) of $7,000 or less are eligible to receive a grant up to $1,000. You can locate more information and apply by clicking here to their website. 

UHCS TransHealth

UHCS strives to support our trans and gender diverse students. They offer hormone replacement therapy and student support groups for both gender and sexual diversity. UHCS has an established TransHealth Committee, gender neutral bathrooms, and the staff have received training in working with students who identify across the gender spectrum, including students who are transitioning.

Off Campus

People Against Domestic & Sexual Abuse

PADA is a non-profit resource center located in Jefferson County that operates a 24-hour anonymous crisis line. PADA advocates are always available to provide callers with individualized support and information. In 2015, they responded to over 1,200 crisis calls. If you or someone who know has experienced domestic or sexual abuse, contact them at 920-674-6768.

AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin

ARCW provides HIV education, testing, and treatment, including Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP). The Milwaukee office is located at 820 North Plankinton Avenue. Staff can be reached at 414-273-1991

Help Lines

Help lines are a great opportunity to get anonymous help when you need it most.

The Trevor Project is the only national 24/7/365 crisis intervention and suicide prevention lifeline for LGBTQ young people. Call 1-866-488-7386.

Trans Lifeline is a trans-led organization seeking to improve the overall life-outcomes of trans people. Their peer support hotline is run by and for trans people and available 9am-3am. Call 877-565-8860.

Journey is a Madison, Wisconsin located 24-hour suicide prevention and crisis line. Call 608-280-2600.