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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 to specifically address issues affecting the welfare of lesbian, gay, 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

Read the LGBTQIA Advocacy Brochure (pdf).

The Safe Zone Program improves the visibility of — and support for — LGBTQIA students.

For further information, please contact:

Mr. Tedd Cogar, assistant director of Student Conduct and LGBTQIA Advocacy, 724-357-1264 or

Dr. Shelly Bouchat, assistant professor in the Department of Mathematics, 724-357-2605 or

  • 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.