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 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

Chair Mark Usry
Vice-Chair Gretchen Osterman
Secretary Asa Kelley
Treasurer Beth Brennan
Coordinator of Sexual & Gender Diversity Vacant


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 Damien Marken
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

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