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Julia KeleherJulia Keleher
Program Coordinator
Email | (208) 885-4072

Our Mission

The LGBTQA Office provides a safe and welcoming space for students and other members of the university community to explore aspects of sexual orientation and gender identity/expression in an open and non-judgmental atmosphere.

Our vision is for UI to become a campus that promotes the full inclusion of LGBTQA students, faculty and staff. To this end, we work together to eliminate homophobia, heterosexism and gender identity oppression.

We respect and recognize the vast diversity of sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions in our society.  We also acknowledge the prevalence of anti-LGBTQA oppression and strive to provide an empowering and safe space for all students.

We are committed to creating a more equal and welcoming campus community for LGBTQA and ally students.  We recognize the current perceived climate for LGBTQA and ally students, faculty, and staff and are charged to better increase inclusivity and fairness on the University of Idaho campus.

We strive to create an inclusive community and provide support for all students.  We acknowledge the vast diversity of the LGBTQA community.  We respect the individual identities and stories in order to create an inclusive and rich campus community.

We are committed to the advancement of LGBTQA equity on the University of Idaho campus and in the Moscow community.  We pledge to support and advocate for LGBTQA issues and concerns while working to empower students to become agents of social change.

LGBTQA stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, Asexual and Ally.

This acronym represents what has come to be recognized as a standard range of sexual and gender identity-based individuals and groups. We include "A" for "Ally" in recognition of the many people on our campus who support, affirm and advocate for LGBTQ people and causes. Increasing numbers of people use the word “Queer” as an umbrella term inclusive of the full spectrum of identities.

An ally to the LGBTQ community is someone who works to support and affirm LGBTQ people while challenging traditional notions of gender and sexuality that are unnecessarily restrictive and oppressive. Allies are welcome in all programs and services offered by the LGBTQA Office.

Safe Zone Program
The Safe Zone Program creates a safe and welcoming environment at UI for LGBTQ students, faculty and staff by developing and maintaining a network of informed individuals who are willing to be visibly supportive of people on campus who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender.

Become an Ally
Allies pledge to foster a campus climate in which everyone, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, will feel safe, supported, respected and affirmed.

Safe Zone training is offered through the Office of Human Rights Access and Inclusion. For more information, call (208) 885-4285 or email

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Contact Us

Teaching & Learning Center Room 227

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Dr. MS 2431
Moscow, ID 83844-2431

Phone: (208) 885-6583

Fax: (208) 885-9494