LGBT Resource Center

On Campus/Local

Religious Organizations

Disclaimer: This is not a comprehensive and exhaustive list of religious organizations and belief systems that are accepting and affirming of the LGBTQ+ community. The LGBT Resource Center encourages any individual who may be seeking such information to further research the below listed religious organizations and belief systems as well as others that are not listed.

The LGBT Resource Center at St. Cloud State University and the St. Cloud State University as an institution do not endorse any religious organizations and/ or belief systems.


All God’s Children

Telephone: 612-824-2673

Address: 3100 Park Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55407




Anoka United Church of Christ (First Congregational Church)

Telephone: 763-421-3375

Address: 1923 3rd Ave. S., Anoka, MN 55303




Church of Satan



Dignity Twin Cities

Telephone: 612-721-6341

Address: 22 Orlin Ave. SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414





Telephone: 612-930-1818

Address: 4330 S. Cedar Lake Rd., Minneapolis, MN 55416




Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Minneapolis

J-Pride (Telephone: 952-417-2122) (Email:

Telephone: 952-546-0616

Address: 5905 Golden Valley Rd., Golden Valley, MN 55422





Telephone: 508-422-6234



Masjid Al-Rabia




Reconciling Works

Telephone: 651-655-0861



Preferred Name Change (On-Campus)

St. Cloud State pursues inclusive practices for its students. A student may select names that fit how they identify. 

Instead of the legal first name, middle name and last name, a student may choose a preferred name.

Read the Preferred and Legal Name policy and procedure.
An individual’s preferred name will appear on:
  • Campus email address
  • System directories
  • Campus Card
  • Class rosters
  • Alumni office records
  • Advisee list

An individual has the option to choose which name they want to appear on their:

  • Commencement program
  • Diploma

An individual’s legal name will appear on:

  • E-services
  • Official and unofficial transcripts
  • Federal immigration documents
  • Paychecks and pay stubs
  • Timecards
  • SEVIS records
  • Financial Aid records
  • I-9s
  • Some official correspondence from the university and/or a college

How do I set or update my preferred name?

  • You can set or update your preferred by completing the name change request form.
  • Follow the next steps, depending if you are a student or an employee:
    1. If you are a student, please submit your form along with a photo ID to the St. Cloud State Office of Records and Registration (Administrative Services 118)
    2. If you are an employee, please visit St. Cloud State Human Resources Office (Administrative Services 204) or Ask HR.

May I set or change my preferred name to whatever I want?

Individuals can determine and set their preferred name that they want to be known by in the Minnesota State system. Minnesota State and St. Cloud State University reserve the right to deny inappropriate preferred name requests including, but not limited to, those that: attempt to avoid legal obligations, violate other system or St. Cloud State policies, contain inappropriate or offensive language, or are being used for misrepresentation or fraud.

Are there different processes for student, staff, and faculty?

Yes, there are difference process for different roles on campus. 

Can I change my email address to reflect my preferred name?

Not necessarily. An individual’s exact email address may change to reflect the preferred name due to the conventions of the system used to create emails for university. The name attached to the email will change.

Can I request a new Campus ID to reflect my preferred name?

Yes, and there is no extra cost for name change on Campus IDs.

Will a preferred name change on D2L Brightspace?


Can I set or update my preferred name if I have applied or been accepted by St. Cloud State and will be attending in the future?

Once your first semester has started, you are then able to request a preferred name. You must be an active student to complete a request.

How long will it take for my preferred name to appear and be used by the university?

For most systems and programs, one’s preferred name will appear within 2-3 business days. If denied, the requester will receive notification within ten business days.

How can I appeal a denial of preferred name change?

The request as ten business days after notification of denial to file a written appeal to our Office of Institutional Equity and Access (Administrative Services 102).


Who can I contact with more questions?

Scholarships and Grants

There are many ways to finance your college experience.  Some of those can be through scholarships and grants.  As a reminder when applying for both scholarships and grants, you should never have to pay to apply or receive the scholarship/grant.  Check out a list below of some, but not all scholarships for LGBTQIA+ students:

Mental Health Resources

Please note that this is not a comprehensive and exhaustive list of mental health resources.


If you are in an emergency, call 911.


National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) provides peer led support groups for individuals who are living with a mental illness. The peer led support groups include but are not limited to a LGBTQ+ Connection Support Group for LGBTQ+ individuals who are living with a mental illness and a BIPOC Connection Support Group for BIPOC who are living with a mental illness.


Crisis Telephone: 651-645-2948 Ext. 117

General Telephone: 651- 645-2948

Address: 1919 University Ave W, Suite 400, St. Paul, Minnesota 55104


National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) website 


Prism Mental Health LLC provides therapy services for individuals who are marginalized by their social identities which includes LGBTQ+ individuals.


Telephone: 320-217-9964

Address: 14 7th Ave N, Suite 107, St. Cloud, MN 56303


Prism Mental Health LLC website

Reclaim provides LGBTQ+ individuals with mental health support by increasing accessibility to competent community therapy resources.


Telephone Number: 612-235-6743

Reclaim website


St. Cloud State University Counseling and Psychological Services provides various services to SCSU enrolled studies, SCSU faculty, SCSU staff, and parents of St. Cloud State enrolled students. These services include counseling, case management, and consultations.


Telephone: 320-308-3171

Address: 720 4th Ave S, St. Cloud, Minnesota 56301-4498

Counseling and Psychological Services website


Trans Lifeline provides transgender peer support through a confidential hotline. Through the associated link there are alternatives to finding support in the event that the hotline is not in operation.


Crisis Telephone: 877-565-8860

Trans Lifeline website


The Trevor Project provides 24-hour confidential support for young LGBTQ+ individuals  through the TrevorLifeline, TrevorText, and TrevorChat.


TrevorLifeline: 1-866-488-7386

TrevorText: Text START to 678-678

TrevorChat: available through the associated link

The Trevor Project website

Gender and Sexuality Related SCSU Courses

Below is a list of courses offered by various departments at St. Cloud State that are related to, or their course content may incorporate, gender and sexuality. Please note courses may or may not be offered each semester as well as prerequisites may also change. Most up-to-date information, which includes prerequisites and semester offerings, can be found on the university's course catalog

  • ANTH 364 Sex and Gender
  • ANTH 370 Applied Anthropology
  • BIOL  107 Biology of Women 
  • CMST 313 Political Communication
  • CMST 314 Freedom of Speech- Rights and Issues
  • CMST 317 Performance and Social Change
  • CMST 318 Argumentation and Advocacy
  • CMST 324 Gender and Communication
  • CJS 111 Crime and Justice in America 
  • CJS 325 Comparative Criminal Justice
  • CJS 420 Critical Issues in Law Enforcement
  • CJS 465/565 Community Policing a Diverse Society
  • ENGL 203 Gender Issues in Literature
  • ENGL 305 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Literature
  • ENGL 432 Rhetoric for Diverse Audiences
  • ENGL 593 Women in Literature
  • ETHS 111 Race In America
  • ETS 183 Technology and Third World Development 
  • GWS 201 Introduction to Gender & Women’s Studies
  • GWS 220 Race and Gender in the U.S. (Diversity/RIS)
  • GWS 270 Feminist Leadership and Social Transformation
  • GWS 305 Topics in Women’s Studies
  • GWS 315 Feminist Research Methods
  • GWS 330 Gender and Popular Culture
  • GWS 340 Global Feminism
  • GWS 345 Practicum in Gender and Women’s Studies
  • GWS 405 Women of Color in the U.S.
  • GWS 406 Sexual Assault Advocacy Training
  • GWS 415 Feminist Theory
  • GWS 530 Feminist Transformative Leadership
  • GERO 405 Aging and Diversity
  • GERO 415 Gender and Aging 
  • HLTH 581 Human Sexuality
  • HIED 804 Diversity and Social Justice in Higher Education
  • HURL 102 Human Relations and Race
  • HURL 201 Non-Oppressive Relationships I 
  • HURL 206 Understanding Oppression 
  • HURL 303 Global Social and Environmental Justice
  • HURL 411 Heterosexism
  • HURL 412 Disability Rights
  • HURL 418 Xenophobia
  • HURL 419 Genocide and Oppression
  • HURL 506 Sexual Assault Advocacy Training
  • PHIL 211 Philosophy and Feminism
  • CMTY 354 Planning for Equity, Diversity, and Social Justice
  • REL 180 Religion: Race and Racism 
  • SOC 201: Social Inequality
  • SOC 268: Race and Ethnicity
  • SOC 273: Sociology of Gender 
  • SOC 473: Sociology of Sexualities


St. Cloud Local Organizations

CentraCare Gender and Sexual Medicine Clinic

1900 CentraCare Circle, Suite 2375
St. Cloud, MN 56303
(320) 654-3633

CentraCare Gender and Sexual Medicine Clinic website

Central Minnesota Sexual Assault Center

15 Riverdale Drive
St. Cloud, MN 56304
(320) 251-4670

Central Minnesota Sexual Assault Center website

Parents, Friends, and Families of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)

Telephone: 320-492-8486

Address: 402 8th Ave S, St. Cloud, MN 56301


PFLAG website 

Prism Mental Health LLC

14 7th Avenue, #107
St. Cloud, MN 56303
(320) 217-9964

Prism Mental Health website

The Salvation Army offers various services that require short-term and long-term solutions. These services include but are not limited to a food shelf, weekly lunch program, emergency shelter, and homeless veterans’ program.

 Telephone: 1-800-SAL-ARMY

Address: 400 Highway 10 S, St. Cloud, MN 56302

Salvation Army website 

Volunteer for the LGBT Resource Center

If you are interested in assisting the center in its efforts to help the LGBT+ community, please consider volunteering with us.

Send an email to the LGBT Resource Center with the following information in the body:

  • In the subject line, please write "LGBT Resource Center Volunteering"
  • In the body, First and Last Name
  • St Cloud State email
  • A sentence stating "I would like to volunteer for any upcoming events or programs with the LGBT Resource Center