Purpose of the Commission

The President's Commission on the status of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) faculty, staff and students strives to ensure equity for LGBT people at Suffolk University and to address issues of sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression throughout the Suffolk community. The Commission is also dedicated to the on-going process of enhancing the ways in which Suffolk University welcomes, values and supports LGBT members of the campus community and their allies.

The President's Commission on the status of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) faculty, staff and students strives to ensure equity for LGBT people at Suffolk University and to address issues of sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression throughout the Suffolk community. The Commission is also dedicated to the on-going process of enhancing the ways in which Suffolk University welcomes, values and supports LGBT members of the campus community and their allies.

Membership

The membership of the Commission shall consist of no fewer than 13 and no more than 17 individuals and all members shall have a demonstrated commitment to the Mission of the Commission. The Commissioners will include four to five students (two to three undergraduate students and two to three graduate students; undergraduates must have completed at least two semesters at Suffolk University and be currently enrolled full or part-time in the College of Arts and Sciences or the Sawyer Business School) and two to five members from each of these areas: faculty, professional/administrative staff, and support staff (faculty must be employed full-time; staff must have at least a 24hr/week position). Every effort will be made for the membership of the Commission to reflect the diversity of the LGBT community at Suffolk University. Also every effort will be made to ensure that there is no conflict of interest between student, faculty and staff Commissioners.

The members of the Commission are available to all members of the University community to hear your thoughts, concerns, ideas, and experiences related to LGBT issues at Suffolk. Anyone within University community should feel free to consult with members of the Commission and to express their opinions in confidence. The Commission shall not disclose to the President, or to others, any communication requested to be kept confidential by a member of the University community.

Application

Application details to be announced

Contact

For more information about this commission, contact Wilma Busse, Chair, at 617.573.8226.