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 (Charlie) is a full-time faculty member in the English department who works extensively with students, faculty, and staff across campus.

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

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Hawks' Nest opens Sept. 3 for Fall 2019

Sep 3
Hawks' Nest Student Food Pantry Opens Tuesday, September 3, 2019 10:00 am - 5:00 pm ASCC (Building L) - L-138 The Hawks' Nest is a Student Food Pantry at Henry Ford College. The purpose of the Hawks' Nest is to decrease food insecurity on campus by offering non-perishable food and personal care items to students in need. Any student enrolled in at least one credit hour during the current... Read More

Anti-Bullying Awareness Presentation

Sep 18 6:00pm
Anti-Bullying Awareness Presentation with Anthony Ianni Wednesday, September 18, 2019 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm ASCC (Building L), Rosenau Rooms The Relentless Tour with Anthony Ianni is a Michigan Department of Civil Rights Initiative to eradicate bullying in Michigan and beyond. Motivational Speaker Anthony Ianni, was diagnosed with Pervasive Developmental Disorder, which is on the Autism Spectrum, at... 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

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.

LGBTQ-related definitions

A brief list of definitions of LGBTQ-related terms.

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

Dr. Daniel Herbst
Student Conduct/Compliance and Title IX Officer
Office L430, Andrew Mazzara Administrative Building (Building L)