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Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay, Trans, Queer Education & Advocacy Council (LBGTQ)

Charge: To provide visionary leadership, education, and advocacy necessary to cultivate an equitable, inclusive, and supportive climate for the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh community members of all sexual identities.

More specifically, the Council will meet four community needs:

  • Educate the University community members about challenges and issues faced by LBGTQ faculty, staff, and students;
  • Affirm the lives, experiences, and presence of LBGTQ faculty, staff, and students at the University;
  • Advocate to ensure an environment of safety, equity, and respect for individuals of all sexual and gender identities; and
  • Evaluate the UW Oshkosh members’ efforts toward these ends including an assessment of the effectiveness, impact, and outcomes of the LBGTQ Education & Advocacy Council.

Composition: 15 Members: Administrative Appointment --1, Faculty Advisor, Rainbow Alliance of HOPE -- 1, Faculty -- 6, Academic Staff -- 3, Classified Staff -- 2, Students -- 2. Student representation will be determined in the beginning of the Fall semester; students will serve a one-year term with the possibility of re-appointment. Ideally, the council will have members representing the following groups: (a) all colleges, (b) Dean of Students Office, (c) Counseling Center, (d) Women’s Center, (e) Residence Hall Leadership, (f) Reeve Union Board, (g) Rainbow Alliance for HOPE, (h) Oshkosh Student Association, and (i) Multicultural Education Center.

Chair: Co-chairs chosen by the committee to serve staggered two-year terms. 


Faculty Senate Office
(920) 424-2102
Dempsey 205

Faculty Senate President (2018-19)
Stephen Bentivenga
Senate President's Office Hours TBD.
All others by appointment.

Senate Meetings

Meetings are held in Reeve 306, 3:10pm-5:00pm


September 11 & 25(Canceled)
October 9(Canceled) & 23
November 6 & 20 
December 4


January 15 (if needed)
February 5(Canceled) & 19 
March 5 & 19
April 2, 16, & 30
May 14

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