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The LGBTQ of DCC Committee seeks to create an inclusive campus environment through academic and networking events and activities for all. Working with student clubs like the Pride Alliance Club and the Masquers’ Guild Theatre Club, the committee sponsors or co-sponsors events such as:
National Coming Out Day and LGBTQ Spirit Day activities.
Campus performances opening night receptions.
Information sharing through panel discussions, displays and celebrations.
Serving as one of the president’s ad hoc committees, LGBTQ of DCC is a key advisory body ensuring that the College continues to respond to the changing needs of the campus LGBTQ community. As LGBTQ advocates, the committee promotes and lobbies for policies, procedures and practices that affect the well-being and quality of life for the LGBTQ community and offers recommendations and suggestions for enhancements.
Speakers bureau: The committee can make guest speaker recommendations and offer contact information.
Research and teaching support: The committee can offer support for scholarly research and teaching in the areas of LGBTQ studies and related inclusive pedagogical ideas.
Educated staff on student name policy usage.
Successfully advocated for more gender-neutral bathrooms.
Introduced a DCC commencement tradition through the wearing of lavender tassels by committee members.
Chair: Joe Cosentino
Chair of the Department of Performing, Visual Arts, and Communication/Professor of Speech and Theatre
Associate Professor of Business
Chair of the Department of Behavioral Sciences, Program Chair of the Liberal Arts Teaching Program, and Professor of Psychology, Department
Instructor in the Human Services Program
Program Assistant in DCC’s Office of Institutional Research, Planning and Assessment
Director of Scheduling
CAMPUS PARTNERS: The DCC Ally Network
COMMUNITY PARTNERS: The Hudson Valley LGBTQ Community Center