Campus Pride partners with NC colleges to develop Consortium for LGBTQ issues across the State; All NC Colleges welcome
The inaugural launch of the North Carolina LGBTQ College Consortium will be on February 9th, 2014 at Guilford College and is supported by a grant from The Guilford Green Foundation.
The mission of the NC Consortium is to combine efforts of student affairs professionals, students leaders, faculty and staff in order to develop tactics needed to transform and liberate LGBTQQA spaces within higher education institutions across North Carolina.
“We are very excited about this new collaboration,” said Shane Windmeyer, Executive Director of Campus Pride. “The Carolinas are the home of our national organization Campus Pride. We have long supported colleges across the State of North Carolina in developing LGBT-inclusive policies, programs and practices. Now we can broaden and strengthen that work developing the NC Consortium and bringing together native Southern pioneers to tackle the tough challenges around LGBTQ issues, especially in the South.”
The NC Consortium will provide a common network to members where resources and ‘better practices’ can be shared in order to address current institutional policies and procedures. The network is also developed to function as a support system state-wide for members working towards change and progress.
Members will meet annually, participate in quarterly conference calls, be provided with webinars and events to share resources, be provided opportunities to collaborate on local, statewide and national initiatives.
For more information contact Campus Pride or to RSVP, contact Parker T. Hurley, LGBTQQA Coordinator, Multicultural Education Department at Guilford College: (336) 316-2374 or email bayardrustincenter@guilford.
Campus Pride is the leading national educational organization for LGBTQ and ally college students and campus groups building future leaders and safer, more LGBTQ-friendly colleges and universities. The organization provides resources and services to thousands of college students and nearly 1400 campuses annually. Learn more online at www.CampusPride.org.