LGBTQ+ community for students and staff at Eindhoven University of Technology

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!


  • 08 Jun
    Nudging neurons

    PhD defense Elles Adriana Lamberdina Raaijmakers

    June 8, 2023 / TU/e Campus

  • 08 Jun
    Consumer Acceptance of Crowdshipping Services

    PhD defense Chenyu Wang

    June 8, 2023 / TU/e Campus

  • 08 Jun
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    Quiz Night XL

    June 8, 2023 7:00 PM / Klokgebouw Strijp S Eindhoven

  • 08 Jun
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    TU/e Research Day: Celebrate Science!

    An event to recognize and reward scientists, get to know each other and become familiar with the research at TU/e-campus.

  • 08 Jun
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    Pitch event for PhD's and EngD's at Research Day

    Talking Science

    Science communication competition to offer a platform to young PhD en EngD researchers at Research Day 8 June 2023, Eindhoven University of…

  • 08 Jun
    09 Jun
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    Dutch Technology Festival

    June 8, 2023 9:00 AM / Klokgebouw, Strijp S Eindhoven

  • 09 Jun
    Statistical Monitoring Procedures for High-Purity Manufacturing Processes

    PhD defense Caterina Rizzo

    June 9, 2023 / TU/e Campus

  • 09 Jun
    The people's aspect of energy transition in buildings: data, digital tools, behaviour

    EIRES Lunch lecture

    12h00-13h00 with Ioulia Ossokina & Theo Arentze

  • 09 Jun
    Restorative value of the urban greenscape

    PhD defense Robert Paul van Dongen

    June 9, 2023 / TU/e Campus

  • 12 Jun
    16 Jun

    TU/e Green Week 2023

    June 12, 2023 / Various buildings around campus

  • 13 Jun
    Extra curricular experience

    Meet the student teams

    Want to do more than just studying? Join a student team and put theory into practice, develop your (soft) skills and work on innovations!

  • 13 Jun
    Class Association Rule Models for Predicting Transportation Mode Choice

    PhD defense Jiajia Zhang

    June 13, 2023 / TU/e Campus