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 three times each academic year 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 Craig Young
Vice-Chair Gretchen Osterman
Secretary Asa Kelley
Treasurer Debra Chamberlain
Resource Center Coordinator Matthew Barcus


Visibility Committee Chair Matthew Barcus
Education Committee Chair Matthew Barcus
Advocacy Committee Chair Mark Usry
Social Events Committee Chair Gretchen Osterman
Conference Committee Chair Safa Saracoglu
PASSHE LGBTQIA Consortium Representatives Matthew Barcus
Asa Kelley
GSA Advisors Alana Atchinson
Ginny Larson
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

2014 Meetings

Monday, September 15, 2014
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Thursday, February 6, 2014

2013 Meetings

Monday, September 9, 2013
Friday, May 10, 2013
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Wednesday, March 14, 2013
Wednesday, February 20, 2013

2012 Meetings

Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Friday, April 13, 2012
Thursday, January 26, 2012

2011 Meetings

Friday, December 2, 2011
Friday, November 4, 2011
Friday, October 7, 2011
Friday, September 2, 2011
Friday, April 22, 2011
Friday, March 25, 2011
Friday, February 25, 2011
Friday, January 28, 2011