Welcome to the LGBT Center


Welcome to the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Center, one of the oldest and most active LGBTQ+ campus centers in the country. The Center is a home away from home for the University of Pennsylvania's queer and transgender communities for over 35 years. Whether you are questioning your gender identity or sexuality, in the process of coming out, proudly identify as LGBTQ+, or an ally, the Center welcomes you. We serve as a social and political hub for the LGBTQ+ campus community by hosting almost 30 undergraduate and graduate student organizations, as well as offering peer mentorships, tons of space to study and socialize, and a calendar full of events.

At the LGBT Center you'll find: a colorful lounge furnished with plush couches and a wide-screen TV; a multi-purpose room complete with a kitchen; a library and study space stocked with hundreds of queer books; and a CyberCenter where, yes, you can print for free - as long as you bring your own paper/purchase paper/use recycled paper and limit yourself to 25 pages per day.

In addition an offering a community social space, our staff also advocate on behalf of Penn's LGBTQ+ community for sensitive and inclusive University policies and practices. If you or someone you know feels they have been harassed or discriminated against on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity, we are here to help. Staff members are available to provide confidential assistance regarding these matters as well as sexual assault or harassment as we are one of nine confidential campus reporting centers. We are all committed to serving the students, faculty, and staff of the University of Pennsylvania.

Our hours are 10a-10p Monday-Thursday, 10a-5p on Fridays, noon-6p on Saturdays, and noon-8p on Sundays. After 6p Monday-Thursday, as well as during all weekend hours, please swipe your PennCard for access.  If you do not have a PennCard or prefer not to swipe, please push the button so a staff member can buzz you in.  Thank you!

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LGBT Center | 3907 Spruce Street | Philadelphia, PA 19104 | 215-898-5044

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The LGBT Center respectfully acknowledges we are on Lenapehoking, the ancestral home of the Unami Lenape.

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