The University of Wisconsin-Platteville Doyle Center hosts and collaborates on many programs, initiatives, and events on and off campus. 

All of our programs, services, initiatives, and events are to help education, support, and promote all gender identities and expressions, and sexualities.

You may be looking for concrete ways to help support LGBTQ+ people. Here are some resources, files, and suggestions on how to be more inclusive. These resources are for students, staff, faculty, administration, and the community.

Lactation Room

We at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville and the Doyle Center support you and your family. If you are a parent working to balance school and career with having a baby, the Patricia A. Doyle Center for Gender and Sexuality hosts the lactation room on campus, in 130 Warner Hall.

We provide a clean, quiet, and private place for mothers to pump, recharge, and find balance. Our space includes a refrigerator, a comfortable couch, and a changing table. The lactation room is open every day from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. or by appointment.

Rainbow Rave

The Rainbow Rave Conference is held every year prior to the Rainbow Rave Drag Show.

Workshops will cover a range of topics including gender expression and identity, drag culture and performance, progress and change, and more. The Rainbow Rave Conference has no registration fee, although folks are encouraged to register prior to attending.

LGBTQ+ Support Group

The LGBTQ+ Support Group helps individuals understand, accept, and value their own sexual orientation and/or gender identity.

If you attend, you will have the opportunity to gain information, find support, and develop a sense of community.

No appointments are required. This service is led by University Counseling Services and supported by the Doyle Center. For location information, or questions and concerns, contact Deirdre Dalsing at or call 608.342.1865.

Sexual Violence Victim's Advocate

The Sexual Violence Victim's Advocate is here to provide support, crisis intervention, and resources to victims and survivors of sexual violence. The current advocate on campus is Paula Schoenberg.

Paula is the Sexual Assault Services Coordinator at Family Advocates, a non-profit organization serving survivors of sexual violence and family or partner abuse in Grant, Lafayette, and Iowa Counties. Paula is currently offering her services eight hours a week at the university. Her support and advocacy is always free and confidential.

Appointments may be made ahead of time, but walk-in services are permitted as well.

Contact Paula Schoenberg
University Counseling Services, 233 Royce Hall
608.778.9802 (text or call)

Open Drop-in Advocacy
Mondays: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Thursdays: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Support Group
Mondays: 4-5 p.m.

The Alliance

The Alliance is an LGBTQ+ Student Organization at UW-Platteville that provides an inclusive community for all gender identities, sexual orientations, and allies. The Alliance hosts educational and social events.

For meeting times, locations, or to sign up visit Pioneer Link.