Established in 1995, the Chancellor’s Advisory Committee for LGBT+ Advocacy is a non-elected, standing committee devoted to improving climate and diversity by making recommendations related to current and proposed policies and practices that affect LGBT+ employees and students.
News and Events
We are once again active and engaged in raising the visibility of LGBT+ communities on the UWM campus! Our goals for the 2014-15 academic year include the following: To create an LGBT+ ally visibility campaign; develop an Out and Proud campaign that allows LGBTQIA+-identified UWM community members to tell their stories; in collaboration with the UWM LGBT Resource Center, identify UWM departments and divisions that would benefit from Safe Space training; and incorporate feedback from UWM departments and divisions to expand and improve the Safe Space training program.
2013-14 Year Highlights
The 2013-14 academic year was filled with accomplishments, including the expansion of the Chancellor’s Advisory Committee for LGBT+ Advocacy membership to include representation across the campus community in alignment with committee purpose; adoption of a campus wide Inclusive Facilities policy; and exploration of a Preferred Name (Name In Use) policy and practice.
(Gender) Inclusive Housing
In fall 2013, we received university approval to implement an Inclusive Housing policy, which provided us with greater flexibility in assigning students to living spaces that meet their needs. Inclusive Housing has already proven to offer an inviting, welcoming space for students who self-select and self-identify as gender non-conforming; students who have other cultural or identity considerations related to living in the residence halls at UW-Milwaukee; and students who identify as allies.
We are still looking for volunteers for the Trans* Commission, a sub-group of the LGBT+ Advisory Committee. Their charge is to create equity, access, and an inclusive environment for people of all genders through education, advocacy and institutional change. If you are interested in getting involved, please contact Co-Chairs of the LGBT+ Committee: Jen Murray or Jeff Guenther.