standOUTis an organization for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning (LGBTQ) students and allies. Primarily a social organization standOUT provides a respectful, understanding, and inclusive place for LGBTQ identified students to meet and socialize.  StandOUT also participates in a number of educational and social change oriented events throughout the year including: LGBTQ history month, suicide prevention and awareness week, and National Coming Out day.

standOUTmeets twice a week. Regular business meetings are held on Monday evenings at 5:30pm in Fayard Room 232. Social events are typically held on Wednesdays at 5:30pm in Fayard Room 109 and occasionally office campus. For more information about standOUT please the officers at email or faculty advisor Dr. Marc Settembrino.

Resources for LGBTQA Students, Faculty, and Staff:

Safe Space training – SELU provides Ally training for students, faculty, and staff who want to create an environment of acceptance, support, and understanding for LGBTQ students. More information is available at:

PFLAG – New Orleans (Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays):

Equality Louisiana:

Louisiana Trans Advocates:

The Trevor Project:

GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network):

Southern Poverty Law Center – LGBT Rights: