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

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's operating strategies are as follows:

  • Monitoring, evaluating, and creating programs to improve the climate, welfare, and visibility for the LGBTQA community;
  • Encouraging and supporting academic and social discourse related to issues affecting the LGBTQA community;
  • Building partnerships and encouraging communication among students, faculty, staff, and administration on issues of LGBTQ equity University-wide;
  • Developing ongoing means of supporting A Framework to Foster Diversity at Penn State, 2010-15, and diversity strategic planning.

Commission Information

 Commission Chair, 2016–18


Full Commission Meetings

Meeting Schedule 2016-17

Next meeting:

Tuesday, January 24, 2017
315 Grange Building, University Park Campus

12:00—1:15 p.m.

Bylaws (Updated December 1, 2014)

All In Diversity and Inclusion Calendar


News and Events

Commission Reads Programming 2016-2017 - [PDF]