Faculty and Staff Resources

LGBTQIA Faculty/Staff Affinity Group

~Graduate students welcome~

The Affinity Group is a place of support for LGBTQIA faculty and staff and
a place for those who are interested in fostering and sustaining a
welcoming and affirming climate on campus for LGBTQIA people.

The goals of the group include:
- Sponsoring, hosting and supporting LGBTQIA events on and off campus
- Inviting and hosting high profile University colloquium speakers
- Supporting the LGBTQIA Services Department and the various LGBTQIA
student groups
- Meeting with LGBTQIA candidates during faculty and staff hiring
- Coordinating with Lehigh University Gay and Lesbian Alumni (LUGALA)

The group currently has over 40 active members, but we are always looking
for more. All faculty and staff are welcome to join, regardless of whether they identify
as LGBT or as an Ally.

There is no serious time commitment associated with the group. The group
meets a few times a year and has a listserv to keep members aware of events
on campus and in the community. The listserv is low volume, and typically
has a few messages per month. Participation in all events is purely

We understand that the situations of all members are different and respect
the privacy of each individual. We will never "out" anyone, and assume that
you want your membership in the group to be kept private unless you
explicitly tell us otherwise.

If you are a faculty or staff member that would like to join, please
contact one of the co-chairs, or sign up for the listserv by visiting
Also, if you have any questions about the group or suggestions for
activities, please don't hesitate to contact one of the co-chairs. We look
forward to hearing from you!

Jeff Heflin
Associate Professor
Computer Science and Engineering

Ainsley Lamberton
Administrative Director
Office of Vice President and Associate Provost for Research and Graduate


Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals

The combined vision and mission of the Consortium is to achieve higher education environments in which lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students, faculty, staff, administrators, and alumni have equity in every respect. Our goals are to support colleagues and develop curriculum to professionally enhance this work; to seek climate improvement on campuses; and to advocate for policy change, program development, and establishment of LGBT Office/Centers.

Queer Studies Listserv

QSTUDY-L is a forum for academic discussions pertaining to queer theory, an umbrella term encompassing lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transsexual/transgender studies. QSTUDY-L is also intended to promote networking and information sharing between teachers, researchers, librarians, and students -- anyone involved or interested in the field of queer studies. Posting announcements about relevant conferences or publications, calls for papers, job opportunities, or anything else relevant to the topic of queer studies is encouraged, though only subscribers may post to the list. The list is fully archived, and also serves as a repository for syllabi, bibliographies, and other items of interest relating to Queer Studies.

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