LGBTQIA+ Community


Compass provides a fully inclusive community for LGBTQIA+ people, as well as straight cis friends and allies. Our goal is to celebrate diversity, provide inclusivity, and support to like-minded people at TU/e. Our events are open to all and centered around LGBTQIA+ topics.

About us

Compass is a fully inclusive community for LGBTQ+ members as well as straight (cis) friends! We celebrate diversity by actively expanding our circle of like-minded people. Our events are open to all but centred around LGBTQ+ themes.

Because we are a new community, we have the following aims:

  • We want to bring people together
  • We want to improve the value of diversity for the TU/e

What kind of people go to Compass events?

  • Students (mainly TU/e)
  • Alumni
  • Staff Members
  • And our friends!

Why did we start Compass?

  • We want to show our visibility as an LGBTQ+ community at the TU/e
  • We want to get to know more LGBTQ+ people here
  • We think it’s good to unite staff and student resources
  • We want to be a positive influence for change at the TU/e

Here are some of the positive changes we have already achieved (excluding events):

  • We have introduced gender neutral language in TU/e regulations
  • We changed TU/e job application forms to include Female/Male/X(other)
  • We have been involved with national LGBTQ+ networks
  • We have established formal contact with the TU/e Executive Board and have the mandate to be ambassadors for positive diversity actions
  • We organise yearly meetings with the political parties of the TU/e to discuss their agendas for diversity and LGBTQ+ issues

But above all, we have created a community for people to meet and make friends and bond over different aspects of our lives!


  • 27 Sep
    Deep Learning Techniques for Multi-Dimensional Medical Image Analysis

    PhD defense Farhad Ghazvinian Zanjani

    September 27, 2023 / TU/e Campus

  • 27 Sep
    Numerical Methods for the Hyperbolic Monge-Ampère Equation with Applications to Optical Design

    PhD defense Maikel Wilhelmus Marinus Cornelus Bertens

    September 27, 2023 / TU/e Campus

  • 28 Sep
    29 Sep
    The academic celebration of the year


    September 28, 2023 7:00 PM / TU/e campus

  • 29 Sep
    Necessity for better membranes in water electrolysis and CO2 electrolysis

    EIRES Lunch Lecture

    12h00-13h00 | with David A. Vermaas (TU Delft)

  • 03 Oct
    June 14, 2023

    HighTech Chemistry Event

    October 3, 2023 9:30 AM / Blauwe Zaal

  • 04 Oct
    Formation and Optimization of Halide Perovskite Interfaces from First Principles

    PhD defense Sofia Apergi

    October 4, 2023 / TU/e Campus

  • 04 Oct
    Non-Oxidative Coupling of Methane over Heterogeneous Catalysts: Understanding Surface and Gas-Phase Processes

    PhD defense Hao Zhang

    October 4, 2023 / TU/e Campus

  • 04 Oct
    Make Differences Count

    PhD defense Janna Heynen-Behnke

    October 4, 2023 / TU/e Campus

  • 05 Oct
    Behavior of nanoparticles on surfaces exposed to EUV environments

    PhD defense Dmitry Shefer

    October 5, 2023 / TU/e Campus

  • 05 Oct
    A heartbeat for soft robots

    PhD defense Lucas Carolus van Laake

    October 5, 2023 / TU/e Campus

  • 06 Oct
    July 7, 2023

    Embracing Diversity and Social Justice in Social Robotics

    October 6, 2023 1:30 PM / Zwarte Doos (Movie theatre), Campus TU/e

  • 06 Oct
    Wafer Stage Motion Control

    PhD defense Nic Jasper Dirkx

    October 6, 2023 / TU/e Campus