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Wednesday, February 15, 2017 04:33 PM

Celebrating 20 Years of the Consortium

The Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals celebrated our 20 year anniversary at Creating Change 2017 in Philadelphia. Please watch the video below to learn more our organization's history.

We'd like to give a special thank you to Demere Woolway, Ph.D. for putting together this special video
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Wednesday, February 15, 2017 04:33 PM

Statement on White House Rescinding Dear Colleague Letter on Trans Inclusion

The Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals condemns the action taken by the Trump administration in denying the civil rights of transgender students across the nation. The Trump administration recently rescinded the "Dear Colleague Letter on Transgender Students" that gave guidance to educational institutions on how to support trans students. The Consortium and its members who staff LGBTQ campus centers work to empower, build safety for, and affirm trans, genderqueer, and non-binary students, staff, and faculty on college and university campuses, and we will continue to do so.

We call on colleges and universities to legally encode in their institutional policies the rights that the Trump administration is no longer protecting. Furthermore, the Consortium urges institutions to continue to be bold and steadfast in their support for trans, genderqueer, and non-binary students, staff, and faculty: it is time that institutions rise up and support their trans students. Please refer to the resources linked below:

The Consortium Executive Board recognizes this is a dire landscape for trans students and professionals, and we see you and value the lives and labor of trans people in this work. We are here to provide assistance and guidance, and please reach out to us and colleagues as support and resources in this critical campus equity work.

-The Consortium Executive Board

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Thursday, December 15, 2016 03:58 PM

Creating Change 2017

Please join the Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals in celebrating our 20 year anniversary at Creating Change 2017 in Philadelphia!

Creating Change 2017

Wednesday, January 18:
9am-6pm: Racial Justice Institute (Not Consortium sponsored, but we encourage Consortium members to attend)
7:30-9:30pm, Consortium Business Meeting (7:30pm-8pm Networking), Grand Ballroom D
9:30pm: 20th Anniversary Celebration, Grand Ballroom D 
Cash bar, free appetizers & birthday cake!

Thursday, January 19:
All Day: Consortium Institute, Liberty Ballroom A/B 
The Institute will feature a morning speaker, regions meeting time, lunch on your own, roundtable discussions in the afternoon, and wrap-up with a mix and mingle opportunity for members to network. If you are attending the institute, please use this link to provide additional information to the Consortium for Thursday's Institute.

Friday, January 20 (all in the Consortium Suite):
8-10am: TGQ Constituency Breakfast
12:30pm-1:45pm: LGBT2 Constituency Lunch
3-4pm: Regional Representatives Meeting
7-9pm: Past & Current Board Members Gathering
8-9pm: Meet & Greet with Executive Board

Saturday, January 21:
8-10am: Grad Student Breakfast, Consortium Suite
12:30-2pm: People of Color Constituency Lunch, Consortium Suite
3-6:15pm: Consortium Academy Session:
Advancing the Pipeline for QTPOC and TGQ Student Affairs Professionals, Room 410 (4th Floor)
7-9pm: Sober Social Night, Consortium Suite

Consortium Suite Hotel Room: TBA--We will update this page with the Consortium suite on Wednesday once we know the location. It will also be announced at the Consortium Business Meeting Wednesday Night.

Follow Consortium discussions at Creating Change with #lgbtcampusCC17 and we look forward to seeing you in Philadelphia!

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Wednesday, November 16, 2016 04:07 PM


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Summer 2017 Consortium Institute Call for Proposals

Would you like to bring the Consortium board to your campus? 

We are pleased to announce the Consortium's invitation for proposals to host the 2017 Day-Long Summer Institute! Your campus could host a professional development opportunity for your region. Since 2009, the Consortium board has hosted a summer planning retreat at different campuses across the U.S. including University at Albany-SUNY and University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Before the retreat, we have hosted a Consortium Summer Institute with the host institution. Since the retreat travels, we would like to take the retreat and institute to a new location where it can benefit our members. 

In the attached document (also found online at, you will find descriptions of the Institute and the partnership between the hosting institution and the Consortium. The detailed proposal form (pgs 3 - 7 of the attachment) includes an opportunity to outline proposed dates, venue(s), logistics and much more.

Consider inviting the Consortium board to your campus in Summer 2017. The deadline for proposals is Friday, December 16, 2016! What questions do you have?


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Thursday, October 27, 2016 10:43 AM

Nominate Colleagues for the 2017 Consortium Awards


The community of LGBTQ higher education resource professionals is comprised of a vast array of dedicated individuals committed to enriching the lives and campus climates for LGBTQ people. It is only appropriate that we are able to recognize the durable and sustainable impact that we all have at our institutions. 

Last year, the Consortium community recognized Dr. Debbie Bazarsky, Dr. Cara Miller, and Nicholas Shigeru Sakurai for their achievements in the work. These awards, presented at Creating Change in Chicago, continue to mark milestones for the Consortium in its goal to recognize those who have, and who continue to, create change. 

This year we are excited to invite nominations for the following three awards:

Promising New Professional

This award recognizes a professional with less than five years of experience and the unique role new professionals play in supporting students and innovating campus programs while elevating the work of a campus LGBT Center. The award recognizes a new professional who is doing outstanding service, demonstrates innovative or creative effort within the profession, and shows significant promise for leadership on the field.

Exemplary nominees for this award exhibit:

  • work that has created and assessed marked change in a campus center, office, or unit that provides direct service to LGBTQ people on campus
  • work that impacts local campus and LGBTQ people on a regional and national level. 

Outstanding Social Justice Practice 

This award recognizes significant commitments to social justice in both the field of Student Affairs as an academic discipline and through advanced practice in a professional capacity. This includes research, published work, advocacy, policy change, advising and/or mentoring student organizations, curriculum creation, best practices, and other work that addresses the intersecting identities of race, class, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, ability, national origin, age, familial status, veteran status, and other emerging identities.

 Exemplary nominees for this award exibit:

  • contribution to the practice of socially just, intersectional practice in LGBTQ student services with clearly defined accomplishments and documentation
  • contribution to the body of literature regarding intersectionality in the academy 
  • successsfully worked with and across multiple communities/identities to make change

Distinguished Achievement in the Profession

The award for distinguished achievement in the profession recognizes and honors individuals whose work has attained preeminence in lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender services and programs in higher education. This work includes areas related to practice and policy, research and theory, as well as programs and service. The work exemplifies the profession, and is represented by a broad scope of activities and accomplishments.

Exemplary nominees for this award exhibit:

  • a broad scope of accomplishments related to practice and policy, research and theory, and programs and services
  • accomplishments with clear connections to CAS standards, ACPA and/or NASPA Professional Competencies
  • exemplary work at the intersection of multiple identities

Nomination Requirements and Timeline

 The nominator should submit the following materials in support of their nomination:

•   a cover sheet/email indicating the below basic information

•   a copy of the Nominee's Curricula Vitae and/or resume

•   a nomination letter, written by the nominator (no longer than 2 single-spaced pages)

•   no more than two letters of support (no longer than 2 single-spaced pages)

•   any relevant supporting documentation (such as news stories/articles) that strengthen the nomination


Nominator Information

First and Last name in use

contact email

contact phone

Institution and Role/Title


Nominee Information

First and Last name in use

contact email

contact phone

Current institution and Role/Title

Completed nomination materials are due by end of business on Monday, October 31, 2016. 

Materials should be emailed to Meg Evans at [email protected].  The nominator will receive a confirmation email once the submitted materials have been received and processed. 

Review of materials will take place during the first few weeks of November and notifications to awardees will occur no later than December 1, 2016. Awards will be presented during Creating Change in Philadelphia.

Thank you for your consideration and participation as we strive to recognize the important work of our colleagues across our profession.


In Pride,

2017 Consortium Award Review Committee

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