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Commission on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Equity


What Does the Commission Do?

Created in 1991, the Commission on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Equity is an advisory group to the President. The purpose of the Commission is to improve the climate for diversity within Penn State by specifically addressing issues affecting the welfare of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) members of the University community.

The Commission serves to improve the climate for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer members of the Penn State community through examination of current policies and practices and through the initiation and promotion of programs which will result in a more equitable and supportive environment. This is accomplished through our current standing committees and through the initiation of ad hoc committees for special topics.

Bylaws - [Updated December 1, 2014]

Who is on the Commission?

The Commission membership includes Penn State administrators, faculty, exempt staff, nonexempt staff, technical service employees, and graduate and undergraduate students.

Current Membership - [ Updated September, 2016 ]

Past Chairs of CLGBTQE - [ Updated April, 2016 ]

How can I request funding?

Funding guidelines are available in PDF format for organizations applying for funding from the Commission on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Equity. The Funding Application request form is available online only.

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Commission Information

Commission Chair


Full Commission Meetings

Meeting Schedule 2016-17

Next meeting:

Tuesday, October 18, 2016
315 Grange Building, University Park Campus

11:15 a.m.—1:15 p.m.

Past Chairs of CLGBTQE - [ Updated April, 2016 ]

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