Diversity Resources

Building a Supportive & Open Community at DIS

DIS is dedicated to ensuring that all students have a platform for discussion and dialogue regarding diversity abroad. Each semester, the Diverse Identities Social Club (D.I.S. Club) welcomes students to gather, share stories and experiences, and contribute to a community surrounding the topic of diversity.

Interested in discussing personal experiences of being an underrepresented student, as well as wider social issues related to diversity and identity?

Find information about the Diverse Identities Social Club 

Support with the DIS Care Team

While abroad, if you are struggling with identity questions or have the need to talk to someone about your experience, reach out to the Care Team for support. Should you encounter situations where you feel discriminated against, e.g. by the police, at a nightlife venue, or elsewhere, the DIS Care Team can also provide emotional and practical support as well as guidance on how to file a complaint.

Learn how to contact the Care Team

First-Generation College Students

Academic Advising

Resources at the Office of Academic Support are available to you; find more information about DIS Academic Resources.

Personal Support

If you are facing difficulties navigating a new culture, the pressure to succeed, changes in your financial situation, or any non-academic obstacles, reach out to the DIS Care Team.

Find contact information for the DIS Care Team

Access Copenhagen’s Communities and Create Your Own

Prior to departing for your semester, research communities you feel you would identify with – these are a good start:

LGBTQ* Resources

Homosexuality is legal and widely accepted in Denmark. LGBTQ people take part in public life. Several actors, politicians, and other prominent people are out and proud. Looking back in history, the world’s first same-sex civil partnership took place in Copenhagen in 1989.

Organizations

For a comprehensive overview of LGBTQ* facilities in Copenhagen visit Out & About.