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Welcome LGBTQQIA and Ally VOLS!
Lambda Student Union is the only student-lead organization on campus that provides a means of communication among lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans*, queer, questioning, intersex, and allied students (LGBTQQIA) at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
Lambda has general-purpose meetings every Wednesday night at 6 p.m. in the Humanities and Social Science Building, room 69.
These meetings offer a comfortable, safe-space on campus to respectfully exchange ideas and cultivate community within the LGBTQQIA community. Meetings
are the easiest way to stay connected!
Along with weekly meetings Lambda also hosts many social events
throughout the semester; these events serve as a social outlet wherein members are encouraged to make friends and build relationships. Social events such as themed parties, movies nights, dinners, etc. allow for Lambda members to interact with others like themselves forming a “home away from home” on UT’s campus.
Be sure to check out our Facebook and follow us on Twitter!
Frequently asked questions:
Who is allowed to be a member of Lambda Student Union?
Anyone student is allowed to be a member: undergraduate or graduate, LGBTQ or ally! To be a voting member, you must attend at least half of our weekly meetings and be on a planning team for at least one event per semester.
So I can join even though I'm a cis-gender, straight ally?
Yes, absolutely! Anyone and everyone is welcomed!
Where can I find a list of gender neutral/family restrooms?
See the “resources” section on the right hand side! If there is another restroom that we haven't found yet, e-mail us at email@example.com and we'll add to it. We'll be creating a map soon!
I'm bisexual. Will I fit in in Lambda?
Definitely. We are a very diverse group of people and welcome you, regardless of your sexuality. We acknowledge that people often feel excluded or exiled when they are bisexual and are in a straight relationship. We strive to prevent that from happening and to not invalidate anyone's sexuality.
How can I join?
Just attend one of our weekly meetings! The dates, location, and times are all listed under the 'Events' tab.
Does it cost anything to join Lambda Student Union?
No, there are no dues to be a member of Lambda Student Union. We do, however, attend many social events together, such as bowling, dinner, movies, ice cream, sports games, etc. If you are interested in attending these get-togethers, it may cost a little bit of money. Many members are on a low budget and would be willing to split, so don't let that keep you away! We try to do events that cost as little as possible. All of our events that we plan are free and open to the public.
There's a really cool program I would like to see at UT. What should I do?
Talk to our Events Coordinators or one of our Executive Board members! Lambda is open to doing any sort of programming. If the program costs a substantial amount of money, we can apply to get funding in March/April for the following academic year. If it's not too expensive, we may have enough funding to make it happen right away! Don't hesitate to bring your ideas up in meeting!
List of Gender Neutral/Family Restrooms on Campus
Alumni Memorial Building
, first floor
Austin Peay Psychology Building
, nearly every floor (1st floor, to the right): single stall, dual-gendered, lock restrooms
Carol Brown University Center
, third floor, in the computer lab area: 1 person restroom
College of Social Work building
, second floor, towards the center of the building: 1 person restroom
First-year Studies, 1817 Melrose Avenue
, second floor by the Studio: 3 stalls
, right by the OUTreach Center: 1 person restroom
Student Health Center
, open to those who work/receive services there
Sports Medicine Clinic
, must ask for key, 2 individual family changing rooms with toilet/shower