LGBTQA Commission

LGBTQA Commission

Mission Statement

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.

Vision Statement

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.

Executive Officers

Chair Mark Usry
Vice-Chair Gretchen Osterman
Secretary Asa Kelley
Treasurer Beth Brennan
Coordinator of Sexual & Gender Diversity Search in process.


Education Committee Chair Craig Young
Advocacy Committee Chair Damien Marken
Social Events Committee Chair Gretchen Osterman
2018 Conference Committee Chair Jessy Defenderfer
2018 Conference Committee Vice-Chair Vacant
PASSHE LGBTQIA Consortium Representative Asa Kelley
Equality Alliance Advisors Monica Johnson
Craig Young
Nomination Committee Chair 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.

Meeting Minutes

2017 Meetings

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Friday, March 24, 2017

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

2016 Meetings

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

2015 Meetings

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Friday, April 3, 2015

Friday, March 6, 2015

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

2014 Meetings

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Monday, September 15, 2014

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Thursday, February 6, 2014

2013 Meetings

Monday, September 9, 2013

Friday, May 10, 2013

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Wednesday, March 14, 2013

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

2012 Meetings

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Friday, April 13, 2012

Thursday, January 26, 2012

2011 Meetings

Friday, December 2, 2011

Friday, November 4, 2011

Friday, October 7, 2011

Friday, September 2, 2011

Friday, April 22, 2011

Friday, March 25, 2011

Friday, February 25, 2011

Friday, January 28, 2011