Student Panel: Our Voices—Perspectives of LGBTQIA Students at IUP

Posted on 4/10/2017 9:23:53 AM

Be even better prepared to understand and assist LGBTQIA students by attending this student panel on Tuesday, April 11, 2017, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in G-98 Wallwork.

Are you confused by the ever-changing and expanding language being used to describe sexuality and gender? Do you wish that someone would explain all the letters and abbreviations—such as LGBTQIA+—to you? More importantly, would you like to know what students on the queer spectrum experience on our campus—and how you might be able to help make the climate in your classroom, department, or building more inclusive?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, consider accepting this invitation from the Safe Zone and Pride Alliance to spend an hour engaging with a student panel as they discuss their sexual and gender identities and their experiences at IUP. You are likely to come away not only with a better understanding of terminology, but also an appreciation of the diversity that exists on our campus. This event is also presented by the GLBT Commission and LGBTQIA Support. For further information, please contact Rita Drapkin at

Note: This program has been approved by the Office of Human Resources for professional development. Staff who wish to attend should notify their supervisors and will not have to use personal leave or their scheduled lunch hour.