April 1, 2016; 3:45–4:15 pm
Illinois Wesleyan aspires to be a campus that fully embraces diversity to further its educational mission and purpose. Strides have been made in recent years to more fully embrace lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer (LGBQ+) and others marginalized around sexual orientation, and transgender and gender nonconforming people (TGNC) and those marginalized around gender identity. This process gained traction with a climate survey of LGBT identity and experience that was administered in Spring 2013 and developed through a student–staff collaboration. This session will explore that collaboration and the ways it opened the doors to a period of significant change on campus.
Presenters: Tim Reardanz ’15, Graduate Hall Director at Bowling Green State University
Matthew Damschroder, Assistant Dean of Students for Campus Life Student
Respondents: Avery Amerson ’17, Psychology major
Paige Buschman ’17, Sociology major
Illinois Wesleyan University
Gender and Sexuality | Higher Education
Reardanz, Class of 2015, Tim; Damschroder, Matthew; Amerson, Class of 2017, Avery; and Buschman, Class of 2017, Paige, "Artistic and Scholarly Sessions: LGBTQ+ Identity at IWU: Measuring and Enhancing a Climate of Inclusion" (2016). Inauguration of Eric R. Jensen. 11.