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The Commission promotes Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Ally (LGBTQA) visibility, educates on issues of diversity, and advocates for equality, particularly on issues related to sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression.
The LGBTQA Commission continues to support the campus and area LGBTQ communities via advocacy, education, and resources. We will establish and maintain a permanent high-visibility campus resource center with a full time staff that will serve as the home of our initiatives. We look to partner with other groups and institutions on and off campus.
The LGBTQA Commission meets three times each academic year to report on the work of the committees. Committees meet more regularly and are supervised by the chairs below. If you are interested in working with a committee, please contact the appropriate chair.
|Chair||Craig Young||Craig Young|
|Vice-Chair||Gretchen Osterman||Gretchen Osterman|
|Secretary||Asa Kelley||Asa Kelley|
|Treasurer||Debra Chamberlain||Debra Chamberlain|
|Resource Center Coordinator||Matthew Barcus||Matthew Barcus|
We are currently seeking a Chair for the Mid-Atlantic LGBTQA Conference Committee.
|Visibility Committee Chair||Joe Hassert||Matthew Barcus|
|Education Committee Chair||Matthew Barcus||Matthew Barcus|
|Advocacy Committee Chair||Mark Usry||Mark Usry|
|Social Events Committee Chair||Gretchen Osterman||Gretchen Osterman|
|Conference Committee Chair||Kelly Tenzek||Vacant|
|PASSHE LGBTQIA Consortium Representatives||Matthew Barcus
|GSA Advisors||Alana Atchinson
|Nomination Committee Chair||Asa Kelley||Asa Kelley|
Strategic Plan and Bylaws
The LGBTA Commission officially adopted bylaws at the October 6, 2010 meeting.
A new Strategic Plan and revisions to the bylaws were approved at the February 25, 2011 meeting.
Additional revisions to the Bylaws were approved at the April 13, 2012 meeting.
The name of the organization was amended to include "Q" at the March 14, 2013 meeting. Official ratification of modified bylaws is forthcoming.