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Commission on Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues

LGBT FlagCreated in 1998, the University Commission on Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender (GLBT) Issues is an advisory group to the Office of Social Equity and the President.

The purpose of the commission is to improve the climate for diversity within IUP and specifically to address issues affecting the welfare of lesbian, gay, and bisexual, and transgender members of the university community.

The commission supports multiple campus programs and groups, including:

  • Annual LGBT Film Festival
  • Annual Visibility Day
  • Chalk-on-the-Walk Sidewalk Commentary
  • Lavender Graduation
  • PASSHE Consortium
  • Pride Alliance
  • Safe Zone
  • Six O’Clock Series

For further information, please contact Tedd Cogar, assistant director of Student Conduct and LGBTQIA Advocacy, at

Read the LGBTQIA Advocacy Brochure (pdf).

For current news and events, please visit the Safe Zone news section.

About the GLBT Commission
Learn about the commission’s structure and the Safe Zone Project.
GLBT Commission personnel
Safe Zone
  • Social Equity Office
  • B17 Susan S. Delaney Hall
    920 Grant Street
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-3402
  • Fax: 724-357-3404
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.