About Us


Hours: Mon - Fri, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Phone Number: 214.768.4792
Email: womenandlgbtcenter@smu.edu

Physical Address:
Hughes-Trigg Student Center
3140 Dyer Street, Suite 218 
Dallas, TX 75205

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 750172 
Dallas, TX 75275

Map to the Hughes-Trigg Student Center
Map to the SMU Campus
Map of Inclusive Bathrooms
Map of Changing tables and Lactation Stations 

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Our Staff

Nate Faust


Director, Women and LGBT Center

Phone: 214-768-4796

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Emma Bluestein


Coordinator, Women and LGBT Center

Phone: 214-768-4709

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Mission Statement

The Women and LGBT Center at SMU works to create purposeful learning, leadership, and advocacy opportunities that allow you to have a space to clarify and develop your knowledge, values, skills, and identities in relation to gender equity, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression.


  • To advocate, at an individual and systems level, on issues of gender equity, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression
  • To build a safe, inclusive, supportive and affirming campus community for women and people in the LGBT community
  • To celebrate the contributions and achievements of women and allies
  • To encourage women and LGBT students to advocate for themselves and others
  • To empower women and LGBT students through creating pathways for their involvement and leadership in all aspects of university life
  • Support the wellness, developmental process, academic success and retention of women and LGBT students
  • Provide resources, programs and experiences that support and expand student leadership development
  • Increase community awareness and allyship of women and the LGBT community

The Human Resources Women's Center opened its doors in 1973 as one of the first university women's centers in the Southwest. Click here to read more.



Described by her colleagues as a woman of vision, Emmie V. Baine (1916-1999) never hesitated to challenge the status quo, first as the Dean of Women and then as University Coordinator for Women at Southern Methodist University. Click here to learn more.


A Group of graduating seniors with awards from awards extravaganza


Andrea Salt 2019
Syd Clark 2018
Emily Trible 2017
Jenny Torres 2016
Shelbi Smith 2015
Melissa Maguire 2014
Bekah Boyer 2013
Cori Hill 2012
Jessica Andrewartha 2011
Ashley Olson 2010
Ashley Bruckbauer 2009
Bahar Ravandi 2008