Summer Institute

For the past eight years, the Consortium board has hosted a summer planning retreat at different campuses across the U.S. As a benefit to the retreat site, we have also hosted a day-long summer institute for higher education professionals. Read on for more information about the institute and retreat.

Summer 2017 Institute at North Carolina Central University 

2017 Summer InstituteStrategies for Resistance, Resilience, and Hope: Supporting QTPOC on College Campuses

Saturday, June 17, 2017
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The Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals
, in conjunction with North Carolina Central University and the National Black Justice Coalition, is proud to offer this professional development opportunity to higher education colleagues to build networks across the region & country, discuss emerging trends in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) student services, and share knowledge and struggles in the work of supporting TQPOC students on college campuses. The institute is appropriate for all experience levels and professional roles.
Sponsored by the Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals, North Carolina Central University, and the National Black Justice Coalition
Consortium members: $25
Grad students (non-members): $35
Regular registration (non-members): $60
Late Registration (starting June 11th): $100
For more information or information on sliding scale opportunities for registration, contact Meg Evans (the Consortium's Support Services Chair).

For the finalized schedule of workshops with descriptions (with room locations) please click here.
8:00-9:00 am -  Check-In and Networking over Breakfast
9:00-9:30 am -  Opening, Intro, NBJC & NCCU Admin welcomes
9:30-10:30 am - Opening Keynote (Aneesah Smith, Social Justice Educator & LGBTQA Activist)
10:45-11:45 am - Workshop 1 (3-4 offerings)
11:45-1:00 pm - Lunch and Panel Discussion: composed of students from North Carolina colleges and universities (PWI & HBCU) and moderated by NCCU
1:00-1:20 pm - BREAK
1:20-2:20 pm - Workshops 2 (3-4 offerings)
2:30-3:30 pm - Workshops 3 (3-4 offerings)
3:45-4:45 pm - Closing Keynote (Saby Labor, Founder of Resilient Campus LLC)
4:45-5:00 pm - NCCU/NBJC/Consortium Closing 

Institute Tracks (workshops fall into one of four categories)
  • Allyship & Solidarity
  • Creating Space
  • Classroom & Research
  • Health & Wellness


- Directions to Institute location: AlbertTurner LawSchool: 640 Nelson St., Durham, NC
- Parking: Miller Morgan lot, the Criminal Justice lot or the Nursing lot.  There will be signs to guide you and parking will be free. If you need access to parking, please contact Emily Guzman ([email protected])
- Boxed lunches will be provided.

Should you have any questions, please reach out to us at the following email addresses:
- Concerning parking, facilities, or directions: Contact Emily Guzman ([email protected])
- Concerning Institute schedule, food, or anything else: Contact Dr. Van Bailey & DA  Dirks ([email protected])


Hotel Information

Courtyard Durham Research Triangle Park

About the Summer Institute

The Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals offers a unique educational opportunity to higher education professionals. At our day-long institute, professionals are invited to connect with colleagues across the region, discuss emerging trends in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) student services, and share knowledge and struggles regarding specific campus policies. Faculty for the institute are Consortium board members, local Consortium members, and other regional experts.

articipants will discuss trends in LGBTQ student services, develop collaborative structures for networking, engage in critical discussions about policies, and define strategies for sustainable campus partnerships. It is aimed at higher education professionals, administrators, and graduate students who are seeking to better serve LGBTQ campus communities.