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Queer Peer Program

The Mission of the Queer Peer Program is to promote the success of UW Oshkosh students of diverse sexual orientations and gender identities, including but not limited to asexual, bisexual, demisexual, gay, genderqueer, intersex, lesbian, pansexual, polyamourous, queer, questioning, transgender, and two spirit. This program helps students expand their potential as individuals and connect with other LGBTQ+ students at UW Oshkosh in a friendly and confidential setting.  

Ask A Queer Peer

 If you have a Question about anything LGBTQ+ and would like a quick response, check out  Ask A Queer Peer.

Q: How do I come out without making my parents think I am trying to fit in or this is just a phase?

A: This is such an important question that so many of us have asked in our journeys.  And there is no one easy answer.  Each of us would have a different answer, and you need the one that allows you to be true to you.  I found that telling my parents I loved them and being consistent and serious in my discussions with them about my queerness worked overtime.  And then finding support in other ways--through counseling, through groups of people going through similar experiences.  It also makes a difference if you are still living with your parents or not.  The LGBTQ Resource Center on campus is a place you can come and be you, but I also know that many see it as too public.  We have a good library and books can be checked out through email and arranging a safe place to get them.


  • Upper classman
  • International students
  • Transfer students
  • Nontraditional students
  • Students living off campus
  • Incoming first year students
  • Students living on campus

  • Career development questions
  • Coming out
  • Culture, ethnicity, and LGBTQ+
  • Dating
  • Getting acquainted with campus
  • How academic and LGBTQ+ influence one another
  • LGBTQ+ History
  • Myths and stereotypes
  • New relationships
  • Specific questions that need specific answers

Want a Peer?

All of our mentors receive training in partnership with the UW Oshkosh Counseling Center. Participants will meet with Peers for one-on-one meetings in confidentiality.

To request a mentor, please fill out the Mentee application. All information is confidential.

Become a Peer

The Queer Peer Program enables peers to mentor peers in the process of developing a positive LGBTQ+ identity and of acclimating to college life.

Mentors will be trained by the UW Oshkosh Counseling Center staff, and are encouraged to attend SAFE Training and Stop the Hate Training.

To become a mentor, please fill out the Mentor application.

Contact Us

UW Oshkosh LGBTQ Resource Center

(920) 424-3465


717 W. Irving Ave.

Oshkosh, WI 54901

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Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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