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 Vacant
Secretary Asa Kelley
Treasurer Beth Brennan
Coordinator of Sexual & Gender Diversity Malik Muhammad


Visibility Committee Chair Malik Muhammad
Education Committee Chair Malik Muhammad
Advocacy Committee Chair Vacant
Social Events Committee Chair Gretchen Osterman
2017 Conference Committee Chair Shavonne Shorter
2017 Conference Committee Vice-Chair Dave Kube
PASSHE LGBTQIA Consortium Representative Malik Muhammad
Equality Alliance Advisors Monica Johnson
Craig Young
Malik Muhammad
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