A Semicolon Not a Period: Moving Beyond LGBTQ+ Inclusivity Rankings to Affect Institutional Change (ID 405)
The presenter will share their experience as a student affairs professional working in a mid-sized, public institution in the Midwest repeatedly ranked nationally for its LGBTQ+ inclusivity. Using professional experience working amidst a tumultuous institutional environment, this presenter examines the role institutional inclusivity rankings play in efforts to recruit and retain -and ensure the persistence of- LGBTQIA+ students. Attendees will examine and critically assess their own institutional obstacles to LGBTQIA+ inclusivity, and will leave the presentation with several strategies and ideas for supporting LGBTQIA+ students while helming institutional change.
Tuesday, March 12
11:15 am to 12:05 pm
LA Convention Center
Christopher Jorgenson, Director, Gender & Sexuality Resource Center, University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire