The Consortium of LGBT Higher Education Resource Professionals is a member-based organization working towards the liberation of LGBTQ people in higher education. We support individuals who work on campuses to educate and support people of diverse sexual orientations and gender identities, as well as advocate for more inclusive policies and practices through an intersectional and racial justice framework.
We have 772 members at 323 institutions and are celebrating our 20th anniversary
as an organization, with a larger fundraising campaign of $20,000 for our 20th anniversary. This $7,500 effort at Give OUT Day is to address the specific initiatives below, within the anniversary effort!
On June 17, 2017, the Consortium, along with North Carolina Central University and the National Black Justice Coalition, will be hosting a daylong drive-in institute: "Strategies for Resistance, Resilience, and Hope: Supporting QTPOC on College Campuses." Sign up here!
Because of historical and ongoing oppression that shows up as low funding for HBCUs and punitive legislation in North Carolina, this effort is especially vital, and we need extra support to bolster it. Your contributions will:
- Support local practitioner and graduate student attendance
- Compensate experts for their labor and expertise
- Help draw in regional attendees and contributors to the conversation
Our priority for 2017 and beyond is a comprehensive pipeline framework to serve and be led by our members who are TGQ; TQPOC; serving in non-director roles; in rural, Midwestern, Southern, and Southwestern regions; at 2-year institutions; and at institutions serving women, HBCUs, HSIs, tribal colleges, and other MSIs. Donate to support:
- 100 pipeline memberships in 2017
- Professional development funding
- Funds directly to Regions
for agency over local organizing
- A structure to compensate members who offer their labor in writing/publishing, webinar instruction, and more
Sustaining the Work
Over the last twenty years, the Consortium has changed the landscape of higher education for LGBTQ people. At the same time, the work has become more complex with centers collapsing into larger diversity offices, new and emerging legal challenges with Title IX and immigration policy, and economic stress further barring access to our first-generation and low-income communities. Support:
- Funding organizational consultants to develop a long-term strategic plan, accountable to our community
You Can Help
Please make a donation to the Consortium on Give OUT Day. We hope you can support us with a tax-deductible contribution to support our work this summer and in the next academic year, including strides toward community college and graduate student sponsorships, professional development support, strategic planning, and more. We appreciate you so much!