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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||Mark Usry||Mark Usry|
|Secretary||Asa Kelley||Asa Kelley|
|Treasurer||Beth Brennan||Beth Brennan|
|Coordinator of Sexual & Gender Diversity||Malik Muhammad||Malik Muhammad|
|Visibility Committee Chair||Malik Muhammad||Malik Muhammad|
|Education Committee Chair||Malik Muhammad||Malik Muhammad|
|Advocacy Committee Chair||Robert Carlsen||Robert Carlsen|
|Social Events Committee Chair||Gretchen Osterman||Gretchen Osterman|
|2017 Conference Committee Chair||Shavonne Shorter||Shavonne Shorter|
|2017 Conference Committee Vice-Chair||Dave Kube||Dave Kube|
|PASSHE LGBTQIA Consortium Representatives||Malik Muhammad
|Equality Alliance Advisors||Monica Johnson
|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.