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A Message from Your 2017 Co-Chairs It has been an honor to be the new co-chairs for an organization we have grown to deeply love and hold  dear! With your support, we have endured a challenging semester on many fronts. And while this  excitement is important to capture, we also think it is critical to acknowledge the pain, hardships, and lived  experiences of people across the nation. Over the past semester, we have released statements regarding  the targeting of underserved populations, including people or color, and the lack of support on college  campuses across all levels. In efforts to envision our new mission, we will continue to center social and racial  justice with the support of Consortium membership and work for the liberation of LGBTQ+ people on  campuses in 2018.  In 2016-2017 we revised our mission, values, and vision by centering racial justice with input from  membership. To actualize our mission and vision we are embarking on a strategic planning process with  consultants in order to enact our vision. The executive board will begin working with identified consultants  at our winter board retreat. The task is not simple or easy but we believe after 20 years of groundbreaking  work, our lens and approach to the work must shift. 

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In the summer of 2017, the Consortium expanded efforts to engage HBCUs with a partnership with the National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) for the summer institute. The Consortium and NBJC committed to the  summer institute in order to further advance historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) LGBTQ  inclusion efforts. We welcomed over 80 participants this past summer and look forward to our continued  efforts and partnerships at HBCUs and other Minority Serving Institutions.  In order to support the strategic planning process and our development efforts, we have added a  Development Chair to the board. We have enjoyed working with LB Hannahs in that role and are grateful for  this continued partnership. We welcome our membership to engage with us and share your feedback  regarding actualizing our new mission, values, and vision. While we undergo this extensive process, we will  focus on optimizing regional support and educational online engagement.  Whatever challenges and struggles 2018 may bring to our LGBTQ+ campus communities, the Consortium  will stand with members in solidarity!  In community,  Dr. Van Bailey and Dr. Adriana di Bartolo (Co-Chairs)   

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A Message from the Past Co-Chairs As outgoing co-chairs we worked alongside Meg Evans and Van Bailey in planning and leading the Summer  Retreat at North Carolina Central University, in Durham, North Carolina. This retreat was the first time that  the Consortium collaborated with the National Black Justice Coalition to bring the Consortium retreat to an  HBCU. We worked with another past co-chair, Demere Woolway, to make the Consortium self-study a  responsibility of the past co-chairs and to plan to have the self-study published on a biennial cycle. Our final  official board responsibility will be conducting the 2018 elections. Seven of the Consortium’s fifteen board  positions are up for election in 2018: People of Color Constituency Co-Chair, Publications and  Communications Chair, Racial Justice Chair, Recorder, Transgender and Genderqueer Constituency Chair,  Education Chair, and Treasurer. Ask us about running, we would like to tell you more about being on the  board!  We are grateful to so many people we have  worked with during our time with the  Consortium Board: fabulous board members,  past board members, and the Consortium  membership. Thank you for inspiring and  challenging us and the opportunity to be part of  this wonderful organization. We appreciate the  opportunity to have served at this moment in  time and are happy to leave it in the hands of  such a capable board.  With Pride,  Matt Bruno and D.A. Dirks (Past Co-Chairs)     

 

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Consortium Mission & Vision Vision  We envision higher education environments where LGBTQ people,  inclusive of all of our intersecting identities, are fully liberated.   

Mission The Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals is  a member-based organization working towards the liberation of  LGBTQ people in higher education. We support individuals who  work on campuses to educate and support people of diverse sexual  orientations and gender identities, as well as advocate for more  inclusive policies and practices through an intersectional and racial justice framework.    

The Consortium does this through:   Education​-We offer best and promising practices through a variety of professional development  opportunities. Most notably via monthly webinars, day-long institutes, and the development of documents  aimed at addressing specific areas that affect LGBTQ communities.     Empowerment & Support​ ​-We cultivate networks of higher education professionals advocating for and  supporting LGBTQ communities on their campuses, by working towards meaningful inter-generational  engagement, providing pipeline support for queer and trans people of color (QTPOC), and connecting  members in Consortium constituency groups.     Collaborative Engagement​-We foster collaborative relationships with higher education institutions and  other organizations in our efforts to advocate for more just and inclusive colleges and universities.    ** Acronyms are tricky and can be both regionally and culturally based. In an effort to more broadly name our  communities we use LGBTQ, QTPOC, and diverse sexual orientations and gender identities in this document to give  voice to multiple ways that they may be named. 

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2017 Consortium Award Winners Each year the Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals has the opportunity to  recognize excellence in the field of LGBTQ student services with these awards. The nominations, generated  by the membership of the Consortium, lift up the amazing work of our peers and honor the individuals who  create change on college campuses each day. 

Promising New Professional: Aiden Cropsey ​(Cornell University, LGBT  Resource Center)  Aiden Cropsey is the Interim Director of the LGBT  Resource Center at Cornell University. Before his work at  Cornell, Aiden graduated from SUNY Geneseo with a  degree in Psychology and went on to earn a Graduate  Certificate in LGBT Health Policy and Practice from George  Washington University. While completing his graduate  work, he became the founding Coordinator of the Office of  LGBTQ Programs and Services at SUNY Geneseo.  Aiden has always been deeply involved with social justice  issues, dedicating summers to riding his bicycle across  New England for climate change awareness, completing an  AmeriCorps term, and volunteering on disaster relief service trips.  These days, when Aiden is not making students groan at bad puns, he is focusing his passion for social  justice on the queer student community in higher education, or he is daydreaming about riding his bicycle  across the country. Aiden has contributed to queer student’s college experience through education,  advocacy, and empowerment. He has developed university-specific trainings to increase culturally  competent health care for college students along with educational workshops on transgender identities,  mental health, sexual violence prevention, intersectionality, and privilege.  In addition to his work in university settings, Aiden is on a constant quest for the perfect slice of pizza. He  can almost always be found with his dog, Koda. They can be seen hiking in the White Mountains, doing  therapy dog work across campus, or biking around town.  _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________  Issued at Creating Change 2018 - Washington, D.C.  

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2017 Consortium Award Winners (con’t) Outstanding Social   Justice Practice  Je-Shawna Wholley​ (Brown  University, LGBTQ Center)  Je-Shawna C. Wholley is the new Assistant  Director of Brown University’s LGBTQ  Center. Wholley is joining the Brown  family as a recent graduate of Minnesota  State University, Mankato with her  Masters of Arts in Gender and Women's  Studies. Prior to that, Wholley served as the Programs Manager of the Emerging Leaders Initiative and  Special Projects at the National Black Justice Coalition. Je-Shawna provides strategic insight on outreach and  issues affecting Black LGBT young people. A graduate of Spelman College, Wholley served as President of  the LGBT student union, Afrekete. In 2009, alongside Morehouse College’s Safe Space organization, she  spearheaded the first LGBT Pride Week in the Atlanta University Center. Wholley has been honored as the  recipient of the 2011 Campus Pride Voice & Action National Leadership Award for her tireless efforts to  make Spelman College and the Atlanta University Center a more inclusive environment for the Historically  Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) gay and transgender student body. Additionally, she was  instrumental in the research and planning of the historical Audre Lorde HBCU Summit, which focused on the  social climate regarding LGBT affairs on HBCU campuses. Dedicated to the empowerment of LGBT youth of  color, Wholley travels across the nation to keynote and conduct workshops on creating safe and inclusive  campuses for all students to thrive. 

 

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2017 Consortium Award Winners (con’t) Research & Assessment  Dr. D-L Stewart (​ Colorado State University, School  of Education)  Dr. Dafina-Lazarus (D-L) Stewart (pronouns: ze, zim, zir) is  professor in the School of Education and Tri-Chair of the Student  Affair in Higher Education program at Colorado State University.  Ze is a scholar, educator, and activist focused on empowering  and imagining futures that sustain and cultivate the learning,  growth, and success of marginalized groups in U.S. higher  education institutions. Dr. Stewart’s work is motivated by an  ethic of love grounded in justice and informed by an  intersectional framework that recognizes both the lived  experiences of individuals with multiple marginalities, as well as  the material effects of interlocking systems of oppression. Over  the course of zir 17-year faculty career, ze has focused most  intently on issues of race and ethnicity, sexuality, and gender, as  well as religion, faith, and spirituality in zir research, teaching, and service to professional organizations and  institutions across the nation.    Dr. Stewart is the author of over four dozen journal articles and book chapters, as well as either editor,  co-editor, or author for three books covering multicultural student services, gender and sexual diversity of  U.S. college students, and the historical experiences of Black collegians in northern liberal arts colleges in  the middle of the twentieth century. Dr. Stewart has also provided professional service and leadership to a  number of scholarly and professional associations, most substantively through a variety of roles in  ACPA—College Student Educators International, as well as for the Association for the Study of Higher  Education. Dr. Stewart was recognized as an ACPA Senior Scholar in March 2017.   

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2017 Consortium Awards Committee The Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals would like to thank the 2018  Consortium Award Selection Committee:  ●

Matthew Bruno (American University Experience Instructor and Counselor)

Debra East (Admissions Counselor, NOLS Wilderness Medicine)

Craig Leets (Director, Queer Resource Center at Portland State University)

Kayla Lisenby (Assistant Director, Wake Forest State University)

Megan Pendleton (Assistant Director, Office of LGBTQ Life at Emory University)

2017 Summer Institute In partnership with the ​National Black Justice  Coalition (NBJC) a ​ nd N ​ orth Carolina Central  University (NCCU)​, the Consortium had a very  successful summer drive-in this past June 2017.  This year’s partnership with NBJC and NCCU led to  the success of Strategies for Resistance, Resilience,  and Hope: Supporting QTPOC on College  Campuses Summer Institute. It was the first time  that a Consortium Summer Institute was hosted at  an HBCU. In efforts to align with the Consortium’s  new mission, the board has decided that all future  summer institutes will be hosted at minority  serving institutions. We look forward to continuing to engage and serve  our members and those impacted by the amazing work our members do  on campuses around the world.  -Consortium Executive Board & Summer Institute Planning Committee   

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Treasurer’s Report This year the two major treasurer projects were fiscal  transparency and the Memberclicks upgrade! Check out  lgbtcampus.org/fiscal-transparency​ to see our taxes,  policies, and the context for our spending, as well as a  new budget policy to make sure funds are getting out  to members and your development in FY18.   The new Memberclicks comes with a new website  interface, easier payments, a new membership  structure, and more. Memberships are now one of two  types: institutional members (any individual affiliated  with an institution of higher ed), and non-university  affiliates (nonprofits, private consultants, etc, unless  those individuals have previously worked in LGBTQ+  higher ed services). Almost every member is now an institutional member regardless of whether your  previous designation was affiliate, emertius, grad student, etc. Those affiliations are now collected under a  different process, so you won't lose your cohort! The new structure is simpler, more transparent, and  removes hierarchies of practitioner types within higher ed.  As with other years, in this third year as a 501c3 nonprofit our primary expenses included web/tech  expenses, Creating Change, the summer drive-in institute/board retreat, and supporting regional  conferences and meetings. Accessing sliding scale membership or requesting cosponsorships? Email me at  treasurer@lgbtcampus.org.  -Katherine Charek Briggs (Treasurer)     

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Constituency Chair Reports People of Color Constituency  Since the Summer Board Retreat, the co-chairs of the POC  Constituency group have focused their work in a variety of areas  to provide support for our QTPOC membership. As QTPOC  Student Affairs Practitioners we must recognize that we are  co-creators of knowledge, wisdom and cultural wealth and we  wanted to make it a goal to uplift the great work we are already  doing and share that work with one another. To try and meet this  goal we have begun by hosting (2) conference calls for QTPOC  folx in both the Summer & Fall to engage with membership  but also provide support, resources and an opportunity to  connect with community. On our future calls we will  continue to discuss hot topics in the field from an  intersectional lens as well as lift up our membership and  discuss how we can better support our membership. It has  become essential to provide opportunities to both heal and  laugh as we navigate the current climate in both in Higher  Education and but also the world! We will continue to have  these Quarterly QTPOC calls to engage with membership  across the country to create a network for those that feel  disconnected. Self-care & community care is essential for  us! As so much of our work is from the site of our multiple  identities we will also continue to organize a QTPOC Quarterly Newsletter that will feature a variety of  articles, resources, and opportunities to provide healing and lift up our very own membership by  highlighting QTPOC research, art and accomplishments. Finally, we will provide additional opportunities to  connect with us in our webinar for QTPOC Student Affairs Professionals (taking place in February 2018). Our  future goal this year is to continue to curate a toolkit of resources so that we can archive and pass this  knowledge so we have a consistent network of care. Continue to reach out to us for different ways we can  support you in the future!  - Deejay Brown & Bri Sérráno (People of Color Constituency Group Co-Chairs)  _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________  Issued at Creating Change 2018 - Washington, D.C.  

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Transgender and Genderqueer (TGQ) Constituency The TGQ Constituency has been slowly building a group of folks who are hoping to co-create an advocacy  document for our trans, agender, non-binary practitioners. Specifically, our hope is to prevent pushout  culture, discuss the important intersection of gender, sexuality, race, and other identities, and to orchestrate  a collective voice to speak directly to our supervisors and administration about our needs to be successful in  this field. If you are interested in getting involved with this work, please contact Dolan, the TGQ Chair at  transgq@lgbtcampus.org. Additionally, there is a Facebook page where TGQ professionals share support  and best practices, and if you are a TGQ professional interested in being included, please contact Dolan.  The goals of the TGQ Chair and the constituency are to cultivate community among TGQ professionals and  also build power for us to articulate what a more successful and holistic retention of TGQ professionals  looks like in higher education.  - Dolan (TQG Constituency Group Chair) 

LGBT2 Constituency Hello all! Over the past year, the LGBT2 constituency group has  continued to grow as we continue to see the growth and expansion  of our work across institutions. 2017 kicked off with an outstanding  Academy Session at Creating Change - “Advancing the Pipeline for  QTPOC and TGQ Student Affairs Professionals” - and successful  constituency meet-ups at the LGBT2 lunch and grad student  breakfast. The ideas and conversations started in the Academy  Session have continued to inform the work of the Consortium over  the past year, and the meet-ups provided great networking and  support space to many members.  2018 will begin with an LGBT2 Needs Assessment, kicking off at  Creating Change. Be on the lookout for information on how to share your thoughts with me, the incoming  LGBT2 Constituency Chair, and the Consortium as a whole. I look forward to hearing from you and  identifying ways to grow our community and create support networks and development opportunities for  our constituency. 

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Interested in getting more connected? If you are currently an LGBT2 and a member of the Consortium, please join our Facebook group - “Consortium LGBT2 Constituency Group” - and join nearly 100 other  LGBT2s in conversation throughout the year! Questions, comments, ideas? Please don’t hesitate to reach out  to me at lgbt2@lgbtcampus.org!  I look forward to serving you!  -Kayla Lisenby (LGBT2 Group Chair) 

Regions Constituency Hello from your Regions Chair! The Consortium consists of eight  different regions that spans the US and some parts of Canada.  Each region has one or two representatives who work to ensure  that institutions in their respective states have access to  continuing professional development, education, advocacy, and  support resources.  This year we have worked to create a list of conferences and  professional development opportunities that are organized by  region. Additionally, in this year of various tragic events, we have  held many discussions about the work we can do to support our  members across regions in times of need.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact your regional rep(s) or myself. I look forward to  working with this outstanding group of regional reps and focusing on creating lasting and sustaining  connections in the Consortium Regions!  -Kari Jo Freudigmann (Regions Chair)   

 

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Regional Representatives    Northwest: Alaska, British Columbia, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming  Craig Leets, Portland State University  Jaimee Marsh, University of Washington    Midwest: Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska,North Dakota, South Dakota  Sean Olmstead, University of Missouri    Great Lakes: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin  Jen Hsu-Bishop, Grand Valley State University  R.B. Brooks, University of Minnesota Duluth    Mid-Atlantic: Delaware, District of Columbia,Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania  Kameron Winters, American University  Jocelyn Moses, Fairleigh Dickinson University    Northeast: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Ontario, Rhode Island,  Vermont  Chris Tanaka, Stony Brook University  Lexie Mucci, Bates College    Southwest: Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah  Steven Willich, Metropolitan State University of Denver  Lauren Moreno, Loyola Marymount University    South Central: Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas  Kathleen Hobson-Bond, University of North Texas    South/Southeast: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina,  Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia  Kaitlin Legg, University of North Florida  Liv Parks, Vanderbilt University 

 

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Become a Member Eligibility​:  No individual shall be denied membership in the Consortium if they meet the eligibility requirements.  Eligibility is open to:  1. Any professional staff, faculty,  or graduate student at an  institution of higher education  or individuals and  organizations working towards  improving campus climate and  services for communities  across the spectrum of sexual  orientation, gender identity  and gender expression;  2. Supports the mission of the  Consortium;  3. Meets the qualifications for  either Practitioner or Affiliate  Membership;  4. Completes an application for membership;  5. Remits appropriate dues.  For more Information about becoming a member, please visit: lgbtcampus.org/become-a-member 

Current Membership Over 335 Institutions  809 Members Total 

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Join the Executive Board! Open Exec Positions​:  Treasurer (1)  Recorder (1)  Publications & Communications  Chair (1)  Racial Justice Chair (1)  People of Color (POC)  Constituency Co-Chair (1)  Trans & Genderqueer  Constituency Chair (1)  Education Chair (1) -​ filling vacancy  for one year election cycle    

Election Timeline​: January 17: Nominations open  February 16: Nominations close  February 19: Ballot opens  March 1: Ballot closes  March 5: Elections results  announced     Speak with a current board  member for more information! 

Open Regional Positions: Northeast (1)  Mid-Atlantic (1)  South/Southeast (2)  Great Lakes (1)  Midwest (1)  Southwest (2)  Northwest (1)     Nomination Link:  http://bit.ly/ConsortiumNominati ons2018         

The Consortium at Creating Change 2018  

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 24 All day: ​Racial Justice Institute (​ Not Consortium  sponsored, but we encourage members to attend)  7:30-9:30pm​: Business Meeting, D ​ elaware Room  A/B ​(7:30pm -8:00pm networking)  9:30pm​: Post Business Meeting Social, L​ obby Bar.  Cash bar and free appetizers  THURSDAY, JANUARY 25  9am-5pm: C ​ onsortium Institute, ​Location TBD.   Please register for the Institute here:  https://tinyurl.com/LGBTCampusCC18  10-11pm: ​Past & Current Board Members  Gathering, C ​ S  11pm-12am: M ​ eet & Greet with the Consortium  Board, C ​ S  _______________________________________________________  CS = Consortium Suite Hotel Room: _______ (​ TBA) 

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FRIDAY, JANUARY 26 8-9:30am: G ​ rad Student Breakfast, CS  11am-12:30pm: P ​ eople of Color Constituency  Lunch, CS  1:30-2:45pm: S ​ tate of the Movement Address &  Presentation of Consortium Award for Research  and Assessment, M ​ arriott Ballroom  3-4pm: E ​ merging Research on Queer and Trans  Spectrum Students across Higher Education with  Dr. Sue Rankin, C ​ S  8-10pm: S ​ ober Social, CS    SATURDAY, JANUARY 27 (all events in the CS)  11am-12:30pm: L ​ GBT2 Constituency Group Lunch  3-4pm: R ​ egional Representatives Meeting  6-7:30pm:​ TGQ Constituency Group Dinner  _______________________________________________________  This report was designed & formatted by Andy Cofino  (Publications and Communications Chair) 

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