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LGBTQ+ Task Force

Mission

Created by directive from the Chief Diversity Officer, the LBGTQ+ Task Force makes ongoing assessment of attitudes and conditions throughout the University regarding gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans, and Queer persons and issues.

The LGBTQ+ Task Force also makes recommendations for changes and seeks implementation of these recommendations on issues such as (1) the University-wide environment for gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans, and Queer students, staff, and faculty; (2) appropriate supportive services for such students, staff, and faculty; (3) educational programs for the entire University community; (4) other matters affecting the lives of gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans, and Queer community members at University of Nevada, Reno; (5) opportunities for working collaboratively and in concert with a variety of affinity groups.

Current Priorities

During the spring 2017 semester and into summer, the LGBTQ+ Task Force is actively:

  • developing opportunities to increase visibility of the LGBTQ+ community on campus by offering improved means for faculty, staff and students to self-identify
  • working to create methods by which the varied interests and needs of our community can be identified, studied and served
  • designing Pride merchandise to purchase on campus
  • collaboratively programming an LGBTQ+ film series and talk back sessions
  • partnering across campus to address the unique concerns and needs of DACA students who also identify as LGBTQ+
  • studying and developing policy for improving gender neutral facilities across campus
  • teaming up with offices across campus to offer continuing education and training in a variety of Title IX, EEOC and diversity responsiveness issues
  • formulating and advancing recommendations for improving recruitment behaviors on campus and growing a welcoming and progressive sense of community here on campus for people of difference

Resources

The LGBTQ+ Task Force maintains a growing list of resources for University community members to make use of.  If you would like to suggest additional links, please email us. 

University Resources: 
Queer Student Union is dedicated to promoting LGBTQIA acceptance and understanding on the UNR campus as well as the Reno/Sparks community.
unrqsu@gmail.com

UNR Counseling Services provides psychological services to University of Nevada, Reno students to support and facilitate their personal and academic success and development.
www.unr.edu/counseling
775.784.4648

The Center provides programs and services that support the success of all students.
www.unr.edu/thecenter

Local Resources: 
Build Our Center works to establish and maintain a safe, empowering, and supportive center in Northern Nevada that addresses advocacy, education and services.
www.buildourcenter.org
775.624.3720

Who to Contact?

Chair: Paul Baker Prindle, email: bakerprindle@unr.edu, phone: (775) 784-6658

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