2018 LGBT+ College Conference

 

How can advisors, faculty, and student affairs staff improve retention and outcomes for LGBT+ students?

The 2018 LGBT+ College Conference focusing on All Identities-Bridging the Divide is packed with ideas and strategies to leverage our presenters' expertise into student success.
 
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LGBT+ students are at a greater risk of experiencing difficulties than their non-LGBT+ peers

  • "...it is within the higher education context that many students begin to explore and/or disclose their sexual identities, positioning college and university environments with potentially high levels of influence on this process" (Dugan & Yurman, 2011, p. 201).
  • "Reviews of published campus climate studies for GLBT students universally indicate that these students experience discrimination, harassment, and fear and that the campus climate for them is chilly at best" (Brown, Clarke, Gortmaker, & Robinson-Keilig, 2004, p. 8).
  • "Taken together, this information suggests that LGBTQ students may face a great deal of adversity from the campus climate. Best practices information shows that campuses can change their policies, procedures, and facilities to be more inclusive" (Tetreault, Fette, Meidlinger, & Hope, 2013, p. 950).

How can you improve your campus climate for LGBT+ students?

The LGBT+ College Conference offers opportunities to explore these issues with experts and thought-leaders from academia and beyond. Learn about the latest research and develop concrete interventions to implement on your campus. Enjoy conference programming designed for advisors, faculty, and student affairs staff.
 
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"The LGBT+ College Conference has been an uplifting force of encouragement and solidarity for our campus.  Our students have gathered so much each year of attendance and they have reflected that in the positivity they bring back to campus. As a derivative of this conference, my institution partnered with MTSU and conducted a Safe Zone training to increase the numbers of Safe Spaces on Campus. I would encourage institutions to send faculty, staff, students, and administrators to this conference!" Kenny Yarbrough, MBA, Th.D., CDP, Director, Student Life & Diversity Initiatives, Volunteer State Community College Kenny Yarbrough
Bobbie R. Porter “The LGBT+ College Conference is such an amazing experience because it creates a safe environment for students to be their full selves, celebrate and connect across difference, and learn more about what it truly means to be culturally competent in a global and diverse society. I am so appreciative to the student leaders and their supporters who saw the need for an event like this and took on the task.” Bobbie R. Porter, Director of Diversity & Equity Initiatives, Tennessee Board of Regents

 

Want to learn more about the 2018 LGBT+ College Conference?

Check out the LGBT+ College Conference schedule and information.
 
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Benefits for administrators, faculty, advisors, and student affairs staff:

  • Get information about challenges faced by LGBT+ students and concrete strategies to address those challenges.
  • Advisor/faculty tracks to maximize your experience.
  • An opportunity to socialize with students and your peers at the conference film festival, open mic, and awards dinner.
  • Registration at the 2018 LGBT+ College Conference is free, most meals are included, and you are encouraged to attend all events. We want your input and participation!
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Conference Contacts

Program Presentations and Participation
Professor William Langston (william.langston@mtsu.edu)
Sponsorships and Support
Development Director Paul Wydra (paul.wydra@mtsu.edu)
Corporate and Community Engagement
Advisory Board Chair Jeffery Humble (jefferyhumble@gmail.com)

Presenting Sponsor
 
Nissan
 

2018 LGBT+ College Conference Sponsors


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Lambda has an office in the Student Union Building within the office for Student Organizations. STU Room 320G.

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