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Center for Trans and Queer Advocacy

Student Organization

Contact Center for Trans and Queer Advocacy  

Center for Trans and Queer Advocacy

Address:
250 Sykes Student Union
West Chester, PA 19382


Phone: 610-436-3147 
Fax: 610-436-2480
Email: LGBTQA@wcupa.edu

Student Organization

Weekly Meetings

SAGA meets on Mondays 4:30pm - 5:30pm in the Sykes Student Union during the fall and spring semesters.

Please note: Our meetings are open to all who wish to participate both educationally and socially in a dedicated safe space. These meetings are not open for students who are fulfilling academic or paraprofessional requirements!  Please

contact us

directly and we can direct you to specific programs or trainings that would be more appropriate.

Visit our website!

Executive Board (2019-2020)

  • President: Jayson Lutrario
  • Vice President: Devonte Burrell
  • Secretary: Zaire Cuspud
  • Treasurer: Maggie Collins
  • Public Relations: Jess Ngo
  • Historian: Holland Morgan
  • Shades Representative: Jai-La Aponte

Office Location and Phone

Visit us in Sykes Student Union, room 220. The office sits in the back left corner of the CSI (Center for Student Involvement) on the second floor.

Phone: 610-436-3351 

Speakout Program

The Speakout Program, now run by SAGA, is an opportunity for West Chester University's trans and queer students to share their coming out stories with their peers. To become a Speakout panelist, fill out the Speakout Volunteer form. An email regarding training for this will be sent out shortly. Please email 

SPEAKOUT@wcupa.edu

 with any additional questions. 

Shades of the Rainbow

Shades of the Rainbow is a group that offers connection, support and community for queer and trans students of color. If you are interested in learning more about this group, please contact 

Jai-La Aponte

for more information. 

T-Time

T-Time is a closed discussion and support group for trans and non-binary identifying students. We meet once a week in Sykes Student Union. For more information about this group, contact

Holland Morgan

to learn more.

LGBTQA Advocacy Committee

Description

This committee is comprised of faculty, staff, students, and administrators. The committee meets on a regular basis during the academic year to discuss campus climate issues. We work closely with campus leaders to create a warmer campus climate for LGBTQA people.

If you have an issue of concern that you would like to bring to the attention of the Advocacy Committee, please send us

an email

.  
If you are interested in LGBTQA Advocacy Committee Membership, please

reach out

Advocacy Committee Mission Statement

The LGBTQA Advocacy Committee is a group of faculty, staff, administrators and students who work together as advocates for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, and allied people at West Chester University.

The committee is charged with the following functions: 

  • identify LGBTQA equity issues
  • work with appropriate campus agencies to create a safe campus for LGBTQA people
  • suggest, develop and implement educational programs
  • promote an awareness and understanding of LGBTQA issues
  • explore the possibilities of curriculum of LGBTQA issues

The committee will make recommendations to appropriate channels within the University when concerns arise regarding these areas. These functions are in keeping with and enhancing the mission of West Chester University. 

CTQA Spotlight

Maggie Collins

Maggie Collins
(they/them)
Peer Educator at the Center for Trans and Queer Advocacy, Treasurer of SAGA

CTQA Spotlight is a way to highlight and showcase students, faculty, staff members, and organizations at West Chester University who continuously advocate for the trans and queer community. If you have a nomination for the next CTQA Spotlight, click here.

What does coming out and being out mean to you?

"Coming out and being out means chosen family. It means my authentic, whole self. Coming Out means honesty and liberation. Being Out at WCU was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. It has influenced every decision I made from the moment I came out and it still influences everything I do today. I love being out, and I love the community I have found because of it."

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