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The Commission on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Equity values the breadth of background and experience that can be found among the members of the University community and is actively seeking a broad base of applicants. Students (undergraduate and graduate), faculty, staff, and administrators from all Penn State campuses are eligible to serve. Individuals interested in working to enhance diversity and support the mission of CLGBTQE are encouraged to apply. 

Please note that there will be some changes to Commission membership in 2017-18. Previously, there were two categories of membership: appointed membership and affiliate membership. In 2017-18, these categories will be renamed to member (previously appointed member) and affiliate (previously affiliate member).


Commission Members

Commission members are full-time University faculty, staff, students, and administrators. They are appointed to a three-year term by the President of the University and are expected to attend meetings, contribute to projects, and vote. Active participation in commission service generally requires four to ten hours per month. Service includes attendance at full commission meetings, executive leadership committee meetings (if in a leadership position), committee participation, and attendance at special events. 

Member Eligibility: Employees must be in good standing to be considered for commission membership. For University activities such as commissions and award programs, faculty or staff are considered to be in good standing if they are meeting the expectations of their positions and have not been the recipient of recent discipline. Individuals should also exhibit qualities such as civility, collegiality, and a commitment to the overall success of their departments. Staff members may wish to speak with their supervisors about this University service opportunity prior to submitting an application.

Undergraduate students must have and maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 in order to serve on CLGBTQE. Graduate students must have and maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 to serve on CLGBTQE. Student applicants’ academic records and conduct histories will be checked to determine eligibility for commission membership.

Commission Affiliates

Commission affiliates are selected by the Commission, approved for one-year terms, and can serve on one of the Commission’s five standing committees.