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.

Meetings

The LGBTQA Commission meets at least three times each academic semester 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

  2020/21
Chair Mark Usry
Vice-Chair Gretchen Osterman
Secretary Asa Kelley
Treasurer Beth Brennan

Committees

  2020/21
Visibility Committee Chair Craig Young
Advocacy Committee Chair Damien Marken
Recruitment and Fundraising Committee Chair Gretchen Osterman
Scholarship Committee Chair Jessy Defenderfer
2020 Conference Committee Chair Damien Marken
2020 Conference Committee Vice-Chair Julie Petry
Nomination Committee Chair Asa Kelley

Auxiliary Organizations

Coordinator of Sexual & Gender Diversity Carolyn Taggart
Equality Alliance Advisors Monica Johnson
Craig Young
Albra Wheeler
President's Commission on Diversity and Inclusion Representative Asa Kelley
PASSHE LGBTQIA Consortium Representatives Asa Kelley
Carolyn Taggart
Vacant Student Position
Vacant Student Position

Bylaws and Strategic Plan

The LGBTQA Commission Bylaws were originally adopted October 6, 2010, revised February 25, 2011 and April 13, 2012. Current revision approved May 8, 2020.

The Strategic Plan was approved at the February 25, 2011 meeting.

Meeting Minutes

Spring 2020 Meetings

Spring 2019 Meetings

Fall 2018 Meetings

Spring 2018 Meetings

Fall 2017 Meetings

Spring 2017 Meetings

Fall 2016 Meetings

Spring 2016 Meetings

Fall 2015 Meetings

Spring 2015 Meetings

Fall 2014 Meetings

Spring 2014 Meetings

Fall 2013 Meetings

Spring 2013 Meetings

Fall 2012 Meetings

Spring 2012 Meetings

Fall 2011 Meetings

Spring 2011 Meetings