Center for Diversity and Inclusion

Resources and Links


Truman State Student Health Center: Truman State Student Health Center provides immunizations, well-women exams, physicals, medication management, STI testing, and more to help keep students healthy. You can visit with the campus physician, family nurse practitioner, or the women’s health nurse practitioner.

Truman State Women’s Resource Center: Truman State Women’s Resource Center helps supply students with physical, mental, and sexual health supplies needed to stay safe and informed on campus. Information about sexual assault and peer-to-peer counseling are also available.

Adair County Health Department: The Adair County Health Department clinic specializes in health education and disease prevention. They provide immunizations as well as secondary prevention testing for A1C, blood sugar levels, hemoglobin levels, TB, and sexually transmitted infections.

Guidelines for the Primary and Gender-Affirming Care of Transgender and Gender Nonbinary People: The University of California, San Francisco Transgender Care Navigation Program has compiled a list of information on health issues and procedures that trans people may come across.

The Center Project: The Center Project has compiled resources to serve LGBTQ+ youth, parents, and adults in the state of Missouri. These include a library, a closet, a list of gender-affirming healthcare providers, and supportive programs and activities.

Out, Proud and Health in Missouri: Out, Proud and Healthy in Missouri aims to raise awareness of the health disparities faced by LGBTQ+ people who live in the state of Missouri. Their projects include Women’s Health and Fitness, Safe Healthcare Providers Listing, and smoking cessation.

Transgender Health Network: The Transgender Health Network consists of a group of healthcare providers in Missouri that provide gender-affirming care to patients. They are involved with educating health professionals on trans healthcare as well as connecting trans people with healthcare providers.

Mental Health:

Truman State University Counseling Services: Truman State University Counseling Services offers in-person and virtual counseling for individuals, relationships, and groups. During your session, you’ll be able to confidentially discuss your concerns.

The Trevor Project: The Trevor Project is a national hotline that provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to those in the LGBTQ+ community. Phone: 866-488-7386 (866 4-U-TREVOR)

International Association for Suicide Prevention: The LGBTQA+ Special Interest Group at the International Association for Suicide Prevention conducts continuous research on suicide within the LGBTQ+ community.

The Family Acceptance Project™: is the only community research, intervention, education and policy initiative that works to decrease major health and related risks for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth, such as suicide, substance abuse, HIV and homelessness – in the context of their families. We use a research-based, culturally grounded approach to help ethnically, socially and religiously diverse families decrease rejection and increase support for their LGBT children.

Inclusion on Campus:

Safe Zone: Safe Zone is a training program that students, staff, and faculty at Truman State can participate in to learn more about the LGBTQ+ community and how to be an effective ally.

PRISM: PRISM is a student organization dedicated to incorporating values of diversity, appreciation of LGBTQ+ culture, and the reverence of acceptance nationally and on Truman State’s campus.

TruTrans: Provides a safe space for Trans, nonbinary, and queer students

oSTEM: oSTEM is a student organization designed to support LGBTQ+ students and allies in STEM disciplines at Truman State.

Campus Pride Index: The Campus Pride Index is a database of LGBTQ+-friendly universities and higher education institutions in the United States. Each place has made efforts to improve the academic experience and quality of campus life for students in the LGBTQ+ community.


PROMO: Missouri’s statewide organization advocating for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender equality through legislative action, electoral politics, grassroots organizing, and community education.

National Center for Transgender Equality: The National Center for Transgender Equality is a national social justice organization devoted to ending discrimination and violence against transgender people through education and advocacy on national issues of importance to transgender people.

The Southern Poverty Law Center: The Southern Poverty Law Center is a legal resource that can help LGBTQ+ students with school safety, experiences with bullying, and advice on your rights in various situations.

The Advocate: An online magazine providing timely information that is relevant to the LGBTQ community in areas such as Politics, Arts & Entertainment, Business, Health, Society, etc.

The Fenway Institute: The Fenway Institute’s goal is to enhance the well-being of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community and all people in our neighborhoods and beyond through access to the highest quality health care, education, research and advocacy.


Truman State Academic Affairs: Truman State’s Office of Academic Affairs can connect students with meaningful learning experiences and help apply what you learn in class to the real world. The Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Eric Freedman, can assist with more specific advice on being LGBTQ+ in the professional setting.

Human Rights Campaign Employer Search: On the Human Rights Campaign’s employer search webpage, you can search companies, municipalities, and healthcare facilities to see how they rate on Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate, Municipal and Healthcare Equality Indices.

National LGBT Chamber of Commerce: The National LGBT Chamber of Commerce is an advocacy organization dedicated to expanding economic opportunities and advancements for LGBTQ people, and the exclusive certifying body for LGBTQ-owned businesses.

KCOM Sexuality in Medicine: The KCOM Sexuality in Medicine club at A.T. Still University helps to educate students on how gender and sexuality is present in the medical profession. Their goal is to provide future healthcare providers with sensitivity and understanding to effectively treat LGBTQ+ patients.

Faith-Based Organizations:


Momentum: United Methodist Ministry Momentum is a college-age community in Kirksville, MO that welcomes all people for support.

Trinity Episcopal Church: Trinity Episcopal Church in Kirksville, MO is a welcoming community that performs LGBTQ+ affirming baptisms, marriages, and funerals. They also provide support for Kirksville High School’s Gay-Straight Alliance and host the Pride Prom.


HeartStrong: HeartStrong is an organization that can lend LGBTQ+ people of faith an open ear to discuss negative experiences in religious settings and provide help after being disciplined or expelled from a religious school for being LGBTQ+.

Believe Out Loud: Believe Out Loud is a digital community that advocates for LGBTQ+ belonging in religion and spiritualities. They also host online worship services led by LGBTQ+ faith leaders.


Pride in Diversity Scholarship: The Pride in Diversity Scholarship will be awarded to one deserving member of the LGBTQ+ community pursuing a degree in STEM in order to promote further representation.

Fund for Education Abroad Rainbow Scholarship: This scholarship is available to deserving students who identify as LGBTQ+ attending a study abroad program of any length. All U.S. citizens or permanent residents currently enrolled as an undergraduate at a U.S. institution of higher education are eligible to apply.

Point Foundation Flagship Scholarship: The Point Flagship Scholarship empowers LGBTQ+ students who are earning their undergraduate, graduate, & doctoral degrees at accredited colleges in the United States.

Prism Foundation Scholarships: Prism Foundation provides scholarships to empower outstanding students who are making a positive impact on the Asian & Pacific Islander and LGBTQIA+ communities.

National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association’s (NLGJA) Leroy F. Aarons Scholarship: The Leroy F. Aarons Scholarship is for LGBTQ+ students who plan to pursue a career in journalism.

The Kenneth W. Payne Student Prize: The Kenneth W. Payne Student Prize is for graduate or undergraduate students in acknowledgment of outstanding anthropological work on a lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender topic or a critical interrogation of sexualities and genders more broadly defined.

The Out to Innovate™ Scholarships: The Out to Innovate™ Scholarships are intended for LGBTQ+ undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) programs.

Roy Scrivner Memorial Research Grants: Roy Scrivner Memorial Research Grants seek to encourage the study of LGBTQ+ family psychology and therapy in graduate research.

Stonewall Community Foundation Scholarships: The Stonewall Community Foundation has partnered with donors to create scholarships for LGBTQ+ students.