The Office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Ally (LGBTQA) Affairs was founded in July of 2015. The Office of LGBTQA Affairs is part of the Division of Multicultural Affairs & Community Engagement at Wright State University and is staffed by the Director and one Graduate Assistant. It proceeds the part-time staff member (graduate assistant) hired for GLBTQA Initiatives by Student Affairs & the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, & Ally Resource Room (both founded in 2011).
The Office of LGBTQA Affairs website is designed to collectively bring together information about LGBTQA programs and services in one convenient location for Wright State University students, faculty and staff.
The LGBTQA Community Engagement Room (formally known as the GLBTQA Resource Room) which was a collaborative effort of the core team comprised of Counseling and Wellness Services, Office of Student Activities, Women’s Center, Rainbow Alliance, and Student Government) is a service provided by the Office of LGBTQA Affairs. The LGBTQA Community Engagement Room offers a brave space for LGBTQ & Ally students find and build community, provides LGBTQA+ DVDs and Books, and the Community Engagement Coordinators provide resources and referrals.
In addition, the Office of LGBTQA Affairs co-advises the undergraduate LGBTQA+ organization Rainbow Alliance and supports and partners with the Wright State Allies, Boonshoft Pride, and the LGBTQA+ Liaison in Counseling & Wellness.
Office of LGBTQA Affairs 2016 Award Recipients
The Office of LGBTQA Affairs celebrated 11 LGBTQ & Ally graduates and awarded our Community Development, Advocacy & Innovation awards at our Annual Lavender Celebration on April 13th, 2016. We were honored to celebrate and award the following recipients for their amazing contributions to the Wright State LGBTQ & Ally community: