Message from Chancellor Black
Campus Climate Change Organization
Achievements and Reports
GLBTQA Commission Report
The GLBTQA Commission met on November 11, 2011 to discuss our participation in implementing goal 2 of the strategic plan.
Our group is committed to participating in creating and sustaining a multicultural housing option (step 2A). We understand that Susana Pelayo-Woodward is heading up this work and will contact her regarding GLBTQA participation and/or other options.
We discussed step 2B extensively. We encourage analysis of recruitment, retention and graduation rates for underrepresented groups, but we do encourage recognition of the fact that this is ineffective for GLBTQ populations. There is currently no way for GLBTQ persons to formally self-identify for recruitment, retention or graduation rate documentation.
GLBT Services is planning recruitment/outreach efforts through GLBTQ community and high school organizations. GLBT Services has already received funding for this purpose.
Though our commission is not directly involved in academic matters, we will write a letter to the UMD Dean of the College of Liberal Arts recommending continued support for the Intro to GLBT Studies course (step 6).