Our goal is to keep the HFC campuses safe and welcoming for everyone! The information and resources on this site are targeted toward LGBTQ+ individuals and allies, and can strengthen and support all community members.

Student Organization

The Sexuality And Gender Acceptance Club (SAGA) is a student-led group whose mission is to support students in their lives as LGBTQ+ individuals and allies.

Learn more about SAGA by contacting the group's faculty advisor, Chelsea Lonsdale

Chelsea Lonsdale is a full-time faculty member in the English department who works extensively with students, faculty, and staff across campus. She is also a member of the College's Diversity Task Force, the Committee for the Assessment of Student Learning, and other groups.

Employees and Community

SAFE@HFC is a campus organization of faculty and staff LGBTQ+ allies and community members who are spreading awareness on campus, providing support, and connecting students and employees to resources. Some options for participating include:

Learn more about the employee initiative SAFE@HFC or contact to get involved.

NOTE: While the SAGA student organization is solely for students, SAFE@HFC activities are open to everyone, and we welcome students at any time.

Upcoming Events

movie poster, Political Animals

April Pride Movie Mondays: Political Animals (2012)

Apr 22 2:30pm
Celebrate HFC April Campus Pride month with Movie Mondays. Monday, April 22nd, 2:30pm Location: Vogt Conference Room, Eshleman Library Popcorn provided by the Eshleman Library To be featured: Political Animals (2012) Political Animals is a powerful, award winning documentary about four California lawmakers -- all women -- who took the fight for equality from the streets into the halls of... Read More
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Free, Confidential HIV/STI Testing

Apr 23 12:00pm
SAFE@HFC is hosting confidential one-on-one HIV/STI testing for anyone in our community. The service is offered to all, free of charge, by Michigan Unified. Neither your identity nor your results will be shared with anyone. All are welcome. Date: April 23, 2019 Time: 12 p.m.- 6 p.m. Location: Berry Auditorium Read More
movie poster: The Way He Looks

April Pride Movie Mondays: The Way He Looks (2014)

Apr 29 2:30pm
Celebrate HFC April Campus Pride month with Movie Mondays. Monday, April 29th, 2:30pm Vogt Conference Room, Eshleman Library Popcorn provided by the Eshleman Library To be featured: The Way He Looks (2014) Leonardo is a blind teenager searching for independence. His everyday life, the relationship with his best friend, Giovana, and the way he sees the world change completely with the arrival... Read More

LGBTQ+ Resources for HFC Students

In addition to the SAGA student organization and SAFE@HFC organization described above, HFC offers the following resources and information that may be helpful to LGBTQ+ students.

Preferred First Name

Submit a Preferred First Name Change Request form to designate a preferred first name for use in some HFC systems, documents, and communications.

LGBTQ Student Scholarships

  • The James R. Stokes & Frederick W. Hoffman Endowed Scholarship is offered to HFC students who are gay, or are children of a gay parent.
  • The Forum Foundation Scholarship for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender students opens in the spring of each year; we will provide details as they become available.
  • LGBTQ+ students are, of course, also eligible for dozens of other merit- and need-based scholarships available to all HFC students.

Gender-Inclusive Restrooms

Students, staff, and visitors to Henry Ford College’s campuses have access to Gender Inclusive (also referred to as Gender Neutral, Unisex, or Family) restrooms. These restrooms may be used by anyone, regardless of sex, gender identity, or expression. Locations: Gender Inclusive Restrooms are located in buildings on both HFC campuses.

LGBTQ+ Allies

Become a Trained Ally, or find a Trained Ally at HFC.

A Safe Campus

HFC will continue to provide a safe environment for all students, free from intimidation and discrimination, and with an open and welcoming stance toward all students, staff, faculty, and visitors. HFC prohibits and will take prompt action against all forms of discrimination, harassment, and violence. If you have experienced harassment or related problems on our campuses, or need information relating to harassment, please contact the Student Title IX Coordinator.

A Welcoming College

The HFC community is dedicated to living the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion by providing a welcoming, supportive learning environment. Learn more about what it means to be a member of our welcoming college community.

Student Title IX Coordinator

Aura Cazares
Student Conduct/Compliance and Title IX Officer
Office N227, Campus Safety (Building N)