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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning+ (LGBT+)

LGBT+ resources are here to help the University of North Georgia (UNG) community be a safe place for all students, faculty and staff, and provide the UNG community with the information and support they need.


Gainesville Campus

Michallene McDaniel
Associate Professor

Jeanelle Morgan
Associate Professor & Associate Department Head

J. Stephen Pearson
Assistant Professor

Olivier Le Blond
Assistant Professor

Carly Redding
Assistant Professor

Caroline Samples
Assistant Director of Learning Support

Kyle Murphy
Coordinator for Multicultural Student Affairs

Office of Student Counseling - Gainesville

Dahlonega Campus

Gabriel Jones
Student Success Technology Specialist

Sue Ann Kalish
Associate Professor
Maria Calatayud
Associate Professor
Olivier Le Blond
Assistant Professor
Wade Manora, Jr.
Assistant Director of Multicultural Student Affairs

Melissa Lockaby
Safe Zone Representative 

Office of Student Counseling - Dahlonega 

Oconee Campus

Michelle Brown
Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs & Dean of Students

Veronica Walker
Student Ombudsman

Lindsay Bailey
Director of Student Involvement


LGBT National Hotline - 1-888-843-4564
The Trevor Project - 1-866-488-7386
LGBT National Youth Talkline -1-800-246-7743

Safe Zones

What is Safe Zone?Safe Zone Sticker

  • Safe Zone stickers indicate faculty/staff who have undergone at least one beginner’s level LGBTQ+ sensitivity training session. These individuals have committed to being an understanding and non-judgmental listener for anyone who needs to discuss their experience.
  • This sticker indicates that the person has received Safe Zone training. (See attached image)

Safe Zone Allies

Gender Neutral Restrooms


  • Downtown Office Building: 1st and 3rd floor, and room 233
  • Dunlap Hall: 219
  • Hoag Student Center: 404 & 405
  • Library Technology Center: 136 & 137
  • Memorial Hall 128
  • Plant Operations: 145 & 146
  • Stewart Center: 312, 310, 307, 243
  • Student Recreation Center: 205


  • Library: 113 (Faculty/Staff - [S/F])
  • Student Center 122
  • Watkins: 123 (S/F), 124, (S/F), & 198
  • Science: 140, 141, 235, 236 (all labeled S/F)
  • Administration: 126
  • Testing Center: All restrooms in facility are gender neutral
  • Student Center 158 and 159 (Faculty/Staff)
  • Strickland 182A 


  • Administration 116
  • Building 200: 200
  • Building 500: 579
  • Facilities Building


  • None

Blue Ridge

  • All restrooms are gender neutral
Mental Health Support
  • The TREVOR Project
    • Suicide hotline/text line, digital support for LGBTQ youth
  • The LGBT Hotline
    • Completely anonymous hotline for LGBTQ-identifying people
  • Lost & Found
    • Safe housing, job training, mental health support and more for queer youth
  • It Gets Better Project
    • A digital space for LGBTQ people to be reminded that it gets better for us! 

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