About Us

Background

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Caucus at Virginia Tech formed in 1992 as an affiliate of the Women’s Network. The Caucus purpose is improving the working and learning environment for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender members of Virginia Tech and the surrounding community.

LGBT Caucus membership is open to all Virginia Tech faculty, staff, graduate students, and individuals who support the objectives of the Caucus.

By bringing concerns about retention, classroom climate, or other issues to the attention of the administration, providing educational programs to the larger community, and partnering with other campus groups like the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Alliance (LGBTA), the undergraduate student group, to host public events, the Caucus aims to foster an atmosphere of understanding at the University, thereby improving productivity and quality of life at Virginia Tech for all employees and students.

The Caucus works closely with various offices across campus to plan programs and increase awareness of diversity at Virginia Tech.

The Caucus is also an active participant in the Virginia Tech Commission on Equal Opportunity and Diversity, with an appointed representative serving the caucus constituents. The Caucus sponsors social gatherings such as the LGBT Community Picnic to foster community wide connection and support for members of the different groups that make up the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community in Blacksburg and the surrounding communities.

Other activities sponsored by the Caucus include Women’s Week presentations, National Coming Out Day programs, Right to Marry day, speakers for classes, and meeting opportunities for members and guests of the Caucus to share experiences and strategies. The Caucus sponsors an electronic mailing list for members for business, information, and social events. See our website for listserv signup information!

Executive Committee
Chad Mandala
Co-chair
Amanda Morris
Co-chair
Maria Elise Christie
Secretary/Treasurer
John Gray Williams
Commission on Equal Opportunity & Diversity Representative ('18)
Vacant
Social Coordinator
Natasha Cox
Assistant Director in charge of LGBTQ
Constitution

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