Office of LGBTQA Affairs

About

The Office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Ally (LGBTQA) Affairs was founded in January 2015 by students who saw the need for more support and space for LGBTQA+ students at Wright State University. We strive to create a more inclusive Wright State University and greater Dayton community. We affirm and celebrate all LGBTQA+ identities and the complex intersections of all identities in our communities. We are open to all and we hope you take some time to stop by and learn more about our many services, programs, and opportunities for community engagement.

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Events

Thursday, December 20, 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Student Union, Emerald Room (010)
Thursday, January 17, 2019, 6:30 pm to 8 pm
Med Sci (Email Facilitator for Room number)
Friday, January 18, 2019, 5 pm to 6:30 pm
Med Sci (Email Facilitators for specific room)

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Mission

The Office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Ally Affairs serves all Wright State students, staff, faculty, and alumni through four core tenants: advocacy, community engagement, education, and success. We accomplish these tenants by:

  • Advocacy: We recommend and maintain best institutional policies and practices that ensure the holistic development and success of the LGBTQ and ally communities at Wright State University.
  • Community Engagement: We facilitate cultural programs, advising, and supporting student organizations, and fostering relationships with the greater Dayton community.
  • Education: We produce multiple educational opportunities for the Wright State community to develop a stronger understanding of the complex intersections of identity, culture, and social justice allyship.
  • Success: We provide resources and support that assist and affirm LGBTQ and ally Wright State students, staff, and faculty to persist to their academic and professional goals.

Vision

We envision a campus community that is inclusive and affirming of all gender and sexual identities and a campus that is proactive in working to eliminate heterosexism and cissexism through an intersectional and social justice approach.

Staff

Petey L Peterson, M.S.

Department:
Chief Diversity Office
Title:
Director, LGBTQA Affairs
Address:
Student Union 011, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy, Dayton, OH 45435-0001

Shelby Danielle Dinkledine

Graduate Student
Student college:
College of Ed & Human Services
Student major:
Rehabilitation Counseling

Shaquetta Angelique Morris

Graduate Student
Student college:
College of Ed & Human Services
Student major:
Education Leadership

Campus Pride Index Premier Campus

Wright State University is a premier campus, earning four out of five stars in the Campus Pride Index, a national listing of LGBTQ-friendly colleges and universities. The index is an overall indicator of institutional commitment to LGBTQ-inclusive policy, program, and practice. 

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