LGBTQ+ at Oakton

Oakton is committed to maintaining a peaceful and comfortable environment for all students to achieve their goals. The College strives to promote, foster and support a safe and inclusive campus community for students, employees and guests.

We recognize the need for a welcoming campus where members of the diverse LGBTQ+ community are respected, valued and supported. This mission is achieved through educational and informative training opportunities, services and resources, and Title IX compliance.

LGBTQ+ Working Group

The LGBTQ+ Working Group at Oakton is dedicated to our anti-bias values and works to institutionalize policy that advocates for the LGBTQ+ community. Examples of this work are gender-inclusive restrooms, SafeZone trainings and more inclusive classroom instruction.

SafeZone and Ally Training 

SafeZone is a series of interactive trainings intended to allow students and employees to develop a better understanding of LGBTQ+ concerns and experiences, and become effective allies of the LGBTQ+ community. Participants are challenged to listen, share and grow.

SafeZone Allies 

Discover where you can find our SafeZone-trained employees at Oakton Community College.

Additional Resources 

From connecting you to LGBTQ+ support and advocacy groups to community services and health resources, see what other resources Oakton provides to members of the LGBTQ+ community and its allies.


Have questions about Oakton's commitment to creating a welcoming, accepting and inclusive community for LGBTQ+ persons? View these Frequently Asked Questions.

National LGBTQ+ Days of Awareness

March 31 - International Transgender Day of Visibility

April - Day of Silence (Date varies)

June - LGBT Pride Month

June 28 - Stonewall Riots Anniversary

October - LGBT History Month
October 11 - National Coming Out Day

October 13 - Spirit Day

October 26 - Intersex Awareness Day

November 20 - Transgender Day of Remembrance

December 1 - World AIDS Day