Information for LGBTQIA+ Individuals

Frostburg State University celebrates the wealth of diversity across our college campus. We recognize our need to provide assistance, support, and services for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans*, Queer, Questioning, Intersex, and Asexual individuals.


Spectrum aims to provide a safe space for everyone on campus, to promote equality for everyone, and to make a positive impact on our community for LGBTQ+ students, faculty, and youth.

For more information, email or visit their Facebook page.

Safe Zone at FSU

Frostburg State University's Safe Zone program is designed to support students, faculty, and staff who identify as an ally and advocate on behalf of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community.  Through education, advocacy and awareness, they will be empowered to speak out against homophobia and heterosexism. The program’s goal is to contribute to an open campus climate that is safe, accepting and just for all members of the University community.

Learn more about Safe Zones

Information Regarding an Individual's Name

Preferred Name Policy - PN 1.013

The University recognizes that, as a community, many of its members use names other than their legal names to identify themselves. As long as the use of this preferred name is not for purposes of misrepresentation, the University acknowledges that a preferred name can and should be used wherever possible in the course of University business and education.

For student's seeking to update their preferred or official name, please visit the Registrar's Office online for additional information.

Legal Name Change in Maryland

For instructions for Change of Name of An Adult, please review the Maryland Courts website for more information.

For additional assistance, including requesting legal advocacy, please visit FreeState Justice for more information.

Information Regarding Gender Inclusive Housing

All identities and expressions are welcomed to live in the Frostburg State University residence halls safely, affirmed, and accepted, without ridicule or discrimination. In conjunction with all other housing options, Gender Inclusive Housing affords the opportunity to live in an environment not restricted by traditional conceptions of gender.

For more information, please visit the Residence Life Office.

Information Regarding Sexual Violence in the LGBTQIA+ Community

Sexual Violence and the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual Community

Sexual Violence and the Transgender Community

Additional Information

Review University System of Maryland Chancellor Robert L. Caret's Statement on diversity and inclusion.

Learn more on the President's Advisory Council on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion page.