|Endorsement for Congressman Hank Johnson’s Inclusive Campuses Act|
The Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals Endorses Congressman Hank Johnson’s Inclusive Campuses Act
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE September 30, 2016
The Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals enthusiastically endorses H.R. 6164, the Inclusive Campuses Act of 2016, which was introduced this week by U.S. Representative Hank Johnson (GA-4). If passed into law, this measure would promote inclusion and empowerment of LGBTQ people at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and other minority serving institutions. This federal legislation would take a critical step forward by authorizing Title III education funds to establish campus resource centers that provide support for LGBTQ students as well as programming resources and education about LGBTQ people to the entire campus community at our nation’s HBCUs and other minority serving institutions. “The Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals was happy to work with Rep. Johnson on the drafting of this legislation and we look forward to enhancing our own membership support for the work of LGBTQ campus resource centers at HBCUs and other minority serving institutions,” said D.A. Dirks, Co-Chair of the Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals.
The combined vision and mission of the Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals is to achieve higher education environments in which lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students, faculty, staff, administrators, and alumni have equity in every respect. Our goals are to support colleagues and develop curriculum to professionally enhance this work; to seek climate improvement on campuses; and to advocate for policy change, program development, and establishment of LGBT Offices/Centers. Learn more about the Consortium at lgbtcampus.org.