Campus Pride Events

WEBINAR: Improving the Climate for LGBTQ Students in Fraternity and Sorority Life

About this event:

Created by Jess McDonald

Date: Thursday, November 28, 2012

Title: Improving the Climate for LGBTQ Students in Fraternity and Sorority Life

Moderator: Jess McDonald, Media, Communications & Programs Manager, Campus Pride

Guest Presenter: Shane Windmeyer, Executive Director of Campus Pride, and John Scholl, Delta Tau Delta, Iota Mu Chapter, Founding Father

Time: 3:00 pm EST/12:00 pm PST (50-75 minutes)

Fee: Only $95 per site (includes web recording)

Description: Building a climate of acceptance for LGBTQ people in fraternities and sororities requires a commitment at all levels, ranging from individual members to the intern/national headquarters and including the university administration. Join us to learn more about the experience of being “out” in a fraternity or sorority and how we can all work together to create a more welcoming climate for LGBTQ people in fraternity and sorority life. We will discuss resources and new initiatives such as Lambda 10 and “Fraternities Against the ‘F’ Word” that your campus can use to challenge the stereotype that fraternity and sorority life if not inclusive of LGBT students.

Participants will:

· Learn about the experiences of LGBTQ brothers and sisters

· Understand the various levels of commitment requires to make fraternity and sorority life more inclusive

· Share innovative strategies and tools for making fraternity and sorority life more LGBTQ-friendly

Guest Presenter Biography:

Shane L. Windmeyer, M.S., Ed., is a leading author on gay campus issues, national leader in gay and lesbian civil rights and a champion for LGBT issues on college campuses. He is cofounder and executive director of Campus Pride, the only national organization for student leaders and campus organizations working to create a safer college environment for LGBT students. Released Fall 2006 by Alyson Books, Windmeyer is the author of The Advocate College Guide for LGBT Students, the first-ever college guide profiling the “100 Best LGBT-Friendly Campuses.” He is also the editor of Brotherhood: Gay Life in College Fraternities and co-editor of the books Inspiration for LGBT Students & Allies, Out on Fraternity Row: Personal Accounts of Being Gay in a College Fraternity and Secret Sisters: Stories of Being Lesbian & Bisexual in a College Sorority.

John Scholl is a senior at Quinnipiac University, studying Public Relations and English. He is an advocate for LGBT rights in the fraternity and sorority environment, and is a contributor to the “Fraternities Against the ‘F’ Word” movement at Quinnipiac. John is also a founding father of the Iota Mu chapter of Delta Tau Delta, and has previously served on his chapter’s executive board as the Sergeant At Arms. John’s other campus involvement includes Quinnipiac’s Student Government Association, Student Programming Board, and Film Society.

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