President’s Commission on LGBTQ Affairs

 

 

The mission of the President’s Commission on LGBTQ Affairs is to create a more inclusive and supportive campus and community climate through education, activism, and advocacy for all, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.


Members of the Commission

Amy Downes – abd350@lockhaven.edu
Dr. Jennifer Deitloff – jmd240@lockhaven.edu
Dr. Kate Fiegel – kaf833@lockhaven.edu
John Gradel – jrg5874@lockhaven.edu
Dr. Erin Kennedy – ekennedy@lockhaven.edu
Kylie LeVan – kjl802@lockhaven.edu
Bre Reynolds – bre.reynolds@lockhaven.edu
Dr. Lisette Schillig – lschilli@lockhaven.edu
Dr. Rick Schulze – fschulze@lockhaven.edu
Dr. Julie Story – jstory@lockhaven.edu

Members meet monthly in Ulmer 222 at 4 pm. To become a member please complete a membership form, found here: https://www.emailmeform.com/builder/form/sl4MG65dfz6aX0

There are a variety of committees within the commission:

Advocacy

Identify and advocate for policy related issues on the local, regional, state and national levels. Educate Commission members and campus community regarding policy issues.

Chair
Dr. Sandy Barney – sbarney@lockhaven.edu

Assessment

Assess educational programs.

Chair
Dr. Timothy Baylor – tbaylor@lockhaven.edu

Fundraising

Determines fundraisers throughout the year to raise money for our annual Book Awards.

Chair
John Gradel – jrg5874@lockhaven.edu

Lavender Graduation

Coordinate Lavender Graduation ceremonies in December and April.

Chair
Dr. Gayatri Devi – gdevi@lockhaven.edu

Membership

Recruit faculty, staff and students for overall Commission and committees.

Chair
Dr. Erin Kennedy – ekennedy@lockhaven.edu

President's Award

Coordinate the nominations for the President’s student award given out annually at Spring Convocation.

Chair
Dr. Julie Story - jstory@lockhaven.edu

Programing, Education & Visibility

Identify, schedule and publicize guest speakers, trainers or entertainers. Develop and implement campus awareness activities. Facilitate collaboration among Commission, Gender & Sexuality Alliance, Gender Equality & Liberation, and other affiliate groups.

Chair
Bre Reynolds – bmr1258@lockhaven.edu

SafeZone

Coordinate, recruit, train and publicize ally program.

Chair
Dr. Jennifer Deitloff — jmd240@lockhaven.edu

SafeZone

The SafeZone Committee encourages students, staff & faculty to participate in private SafeZone trainings. The mission of SafeZone is to help build support networks for LGBTQ individuals seeking a sense of connection to the campus community. Students who feel connected are much more likely to stay and complete their education. Having safe spaces to go where LGBTQ can feel comfortable with self-expression is vital to personal and academic success. Safe Zone Ally programs help reduce discrimination, harassment, and violence nationally reported to impact LGBTQ populations.

To request a training please complete a request form: https://www.emailmeform.com/builder/form/fe2o89cs30nc4NWJCyLYe1x

Gender & Sexuality Alliance

GSA is a student run organization with a similar directive to the Commission. Students work closely with the Commission, often serving on various committees. GSA events are often co-sponsored by the Commission and are noted as such on the Events Page.

Connect With Us

The Commission is dedicated to educating our audience. Our facebook page shares many educational articles, videos and stories of the LGBT Community. In an effort to educate we have established #TerminologyTuesday and #QueerTwitterThursday. Check us out here:

President’s Commission on LGBTQ Affairs

LHU Gender & Sexuality Alliance

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