The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered, Queer/Questioning & Ally (LGBTQA) Social Justice Center at Pace University exists to create campus environments that are inclusive and supportive of student, staff and faculty diversity in the areas of sexuality and gender identity/ expression. The office promotes identity expression and exploration on all levels for all members of Pace University through advocacy, education, activism, programming and a commitment to social justice.
Functions of the Center
- Serve as a clear and visible sign of university-sanctioned support for the LGBTQ and ally community.
- Create a welcoming environment for all people interested in developing their understanding of LGBTQ and ally issues.
- Advocacy, activism and community building with a focus on diversity, multicultural issues and social justice
- Education and outreach on the isolating impact of gender and sexuality norming.
- Help students, staff and faculty to build conscientious communities of care, inclusion, support, and trust.
- Recognize and explore the differences in ability, age, ethnicity, gender, health, language, national origin, race, religion, and socioeconomic among the LGBTQ and ally student, staff and faculty population.
- Celebrate how differences in the LGBTQ and ally student staff and faculty population can enrich campus and local communities.
- Provide direct service to LGBTQ students, staff, faculty and their allies in the forms of advisement, advocacy, career networking, referral services, education and training, event sponsorship and co-sponsorship, leadership development, and peer mentorship programs.