Central Connecticut State University
LGBT Advisory Board
Soon this page will contain information about our LGBT Center Advisory Board membership, a nomination submission area for open seats on the board and a nomination section for Lavender Graduation Awards commitee.
In the mean time, please contact us at LGBT@ccsu.edu for more information.
Central Connecticut State University
LGBT Advisory Board to the Center and to the President
Mission & Bylaws
The CCSU LGBT Advisory Board provides input, advice, and vision regarding the short and long-term strategic plans of the LGBT Center and campus life as it pertains to the LGBT student population. The LGBT Advisory Board advocates for the interests of the University’s LGBT student population by promoting their inclusion and access to campus life and to encourage a safe, supportive, and equitable learning environment. The LGBT Advisory Board will support and/or assist the LGBT Center with identifying and achieving institutional goals for this student population and will make recommendations to the LGBT Center Administrator and the Vice President of Student Affairs (VPSA) regarding issues, policies, and university culture that affect the quality of campus life for the LGBT student community. The LGBT Board advises and supports the Center Administrator on ways to provide CCSU with new initiatives, resources, educational opportunities, and enhanced student support services as the Center works toward achieving its distinct mission to the campus LGBT community.
The LGBT Advisory Board advocates for the interests of the university’s LGBT faculty/staff by promoting their inclusion and access to campus life and encouraging a safe, supportive, and equitable learning and working environment. The LGBT Advisory Board supports the LGBT community at large by advising the campus administration about institutional policies, goals, resources, initiatives, and university culture and climate.
All student members will be approved and appointed by the Vice President of Student Affairs. All staff/faculty members will be approved and appointed by the CCSU President.
A total membership of up to 20 people will sit on the board with staggered terms. Students will serve a one-year term; faculty/staff members will serve a two-year term with re-nomination and appointment pending thereafter. The board composition may include up to five CCSU student representatives (the president of PRIDE is an ex-officio voting member of the board) and up to 15 Administrative/Faculty/Staff representatives. The LGBT Center University Assistant (UA), a representative of the Counseling and Wellness Center, a representative of Office of Diversity and Equity, a representative from the Women’s Center, and a representative of the Department of Student Activities/Leadership Development (SALD) are ex-officio voting members of the LGBT Advisory Board.
Members can be nominated by a group, or individual, or self-nominate. The nomination process may be done via web or in person. If necessary, nominees will be asked to submit a one-page summary of their interests in LGBT issues at CCSU and their interest in serving on the board.
The Advisory Board will elect 1 non-student and 1 student from the board to act as the co-chairs.
- All members will have equal voting rights.
- Members will attend all scheduled meetings and be actively involved in the board’s work – and give notice if unable to attend a meeting. If any member is consistently not in attendance, that member may be asked to step down from their appointment.
- The existing LGBT Board members will select the strongest student applicants for recommendation to the Vice President of Student Affairs.
- The co-chairs of the committee will email the CCSU community asking for nominees for the CCSU LGBT Advisory Board. These names will be forwarded to the University President for confirmation.
- The Board has the responsibility to fulfill its mission.
Reporting Structure: The LGBT Board will report to the Vice President of Student Affairs every month (the SALD representative will share monthly minutes and the LGBT Advisory Board will submit an annual report to the CCSU President.
Meetings: Meetings are held every month.