LGBTQ+ Concerns Committee

Welcome to the online presence of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer+ (LGBTQ+) resources and organizations at Shippensburg University! We encourage members of the LGBTQ+ community, as well as family, friends, and supporters, to explore our website. You will find information regarding "coming out," upcoming events, Safe Zones, and organizations at the university. We also have provided links to connect you with community resources and LGBTQ+ news.

LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer) as an initialism is an attempt at recognizing myriad of complex and intersecting identities within this population. Yet, it is not an entirely-inclusive term. For example, individuals with a spectrum of additional identities often go unnamed and may feel further marginalized with the singular, overarching usage of LGBTQ+. If you would like more information about other terminology related to the LGBTQ+ community, please check our definitions tab.

Events on Campus

Safe Zone Trainings:

For SU Faculty & Staff: Thursday, November 9th, 3:30-4:45pm in CUB 119

For SU Students: Tuesday, November 14, 3:30-4:45pm in Lehman Library 205

Publications in the SU student newspaper, The Slate

Student Training

Speaker Kristin Beck

Candlelight Vigil for Orlando Victims

Students speak out about Orlando --Chambersburg Public Opinion

Don't Say...

The Shippensburg University Student-Athlete Advisory Committee launched a "Don't Say" campaign as a way to create an awareness of the inappropriate language used toward various groups of people. Go to the the SAAC homepage to check out the campaign in full!

Don't Say

What LGBTQ+ students want their professors to know…

Here's a quick video that captures the diversity that is gender & sexual identity and highlights key issues and concerns!