LGBTQ Center

On behalf of the LGBTQ Center at the University of Cincinnati, welcome to campus! This site is used to showcase our commitment to LGBTQ students, faculty, staff, and alums. We invite you to familiarize yourself with our staff and programs that we provide throughout the year.

Mission

The LGBTQ Center supports the mission of the University of Cincinnati through a commitment to diversity, equity, leadership development, and intellectual inquiry with particular respect to sexual orientation and gender identity. The Center is an inclusive campus community that welcomes people of all sexual orientations and gender identities and provides support, resources and advocacy. The Center facilitates LGBTQ visibility by promoting and enhancing understanding, acceptance, and awareness regarding LGBTQ issues.

Purpose

The LGBTQ Center enhances the campus community for LGBTQ students and their allies through intentional advocacy, providing a safe space, intersectional programming, and access to culturally relevant resources.

3 people wearing rainbow masks at the front of the LGBTQ Center.
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R. Chad Freeman (he/him/his & they/them/theirs)

Director, LGBTQ Center

565 Steger Student Life Center

513-556-0009

Chad is originally from Marietta, Georgia. They have a Masters degree from Louisiana State University in higher education administration and a Bachelors degree in sociology, anthropology and women's studies from Valdosta State University.

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Charmaine Moore-Kitsinis (she/her/hers)

Program Manager, LGBTQ Center

565 Steger Student Life Center

513-556-4329

A native Cincinnatian, Charmaine is a music educator and project manager. She earned her Bachelors degree in Music Education at The Ohio State University and has produced educational content & community arts events for Cincinnati Opera.

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Gabrielle Nichols (she/her/hers)

Graduate Assistant, LGBTQ Center

565 Steger Student Life Center

513-556-7533

Gabrielle is originally from Augusta, Georgia. She received a Bachelors degree from Georgia Southern University in Gender Studies and is currently pursuing a Masters degree in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at the University of Cincinnati.

Headshot of Syd Steck (they/them)

Syd Steck (they/them)

Graduate Intern (MSW), LGBTQ Center

565 Steger Student Life Center

Syd is originally from Fairborn, Ohio. They attended Miami University where they got their bachelor's in social work with a focus in Queer Activism and Power. Syd is currently pursuing a master's degree in Social Work here at UC.

Enter Steger Student Life Center through the entrance (with automated open button) on the ground level near Student Activities and Leadership Development (SALD). Entrance is located on Mainstreet across from the Campus Recreation Center and Center Court Dining Hall. Take the elevator to the 5th floor. Turn left out of the elevator and continue down the hallway to room 565. 

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The University of Cincinnati is a Premier Campus, earning 4.5 out of 5 stars in the Campus Pride Index, a national listing of LGBTQ-friendly colleges and universities. The index is an overall indicator of institutional commitment to LGBTQ-inclusive policy, program and practice. Additionally, in a recent national ranking the University has been ranked #52 among the top LGBTQ-friendliest colleges and universities.