The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning & Ally (LGBTQA) 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.