Lavender Closet

Update for March 22, 2024:

Lavender Closet is currently unable to accept any donations.

Hang on to the clothing you want to donate - we will happily take it when we have space.

Email if you require assistance.

Lavender Closet

Donate items
Neon Shirt, pants, and clothes.

The Lavender Closet provides UNL students with free and discreet access to identity affirming clothing and accessories.

A valid NCard must be shown to utilize this service.

What is Identity Affirming Clothing?

Identity can refer to a lot of things, including sexual orientation, gender identity, cultural heritage, and much more. We hope to have clothing and accessories that fit students’ identity across the spectrum. While clothes can be gender affirming, we will have lack-of-gender/agender styles available as well.

How it Works

The Lavender Closet is open during the Gender and Sexuality Center's open hours. Stop by Nebraska Union Room 346 to request access to the space to try on and pick out clothes. The Lavender Closet provides bags to take items home in, but you are also welcome to bring any personal reusable bags to take home items.

Current Items

  • T-shirts
  • Sweaters
  • Jeans
  • Dresses
  • Chest binders
  • Button-up shirts
  • Blazers
  • Neck ties
  • High heels
  • Boots
  • Scarves
  • Jewelry

Volunteer Opportunities

Many academic courses, student organizations, and fraternity and sorority houses require their members to complete a certain amount of volunteer hours. Students can fulfill these hours by helping with the Closet.

Apply to Volunteer


Any clothing that is not claimed within a certain timeframe will be donated to local LGBTQA+ friendly shelters and organizations. We understand the importance of protecting the environment, so we aim to limit our contributions to landfills by not throwing away old clothing.