The LGBTQ+ Advisory Committee aids in fostering Kenyon culture by identifying areas of importance in policy and practice, developing programming, and both highlighting and creating resources that support the LGBTQ+ community across campus.

The Purpose of the Committee

The charge of the LGBTQ+ Advisory Committee is to:

  1. Make recommendations to the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion about priorities related to LGBTQ+ students, faculty, staff, and fellows that are actively part of the Kenyon culture;
  2. Identify concerns, resources, programmatic needs of the Kenyon College community;
  3. Collaborate with departments across Kenyon College campus to develop a shared community and responsibility for action, equity and inclusion;
  4. Assist with the review of applications to the Student LGBTQ+ Diversity Fund, when needed.

Members of the Committee

The LGBTQ+ Advisory Committee for the 2020-21 academic year will be chaired by Timothy Bussey, associate director of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

The committee includes the following faculty/staff members: Jeff Bowman (History and Office of the Provost), Abbie Erler (WGS and Political Science), Kevin Peterson (Civil Rights), Austin Johnson (Sociology), Chris Kennerly (ODEI), Ted Mason (English and Office of the Provost), Jesse Matz (English), Erin O’Neill (Athletics), Ann Palcisco (Institutional Research), Brandon Warga (LBIS), and Julia Warga (LBIS).

New members for this academic year are as follows: Heather Petersen (Bookstore), Sam Turner (CGE), and Elizabeth Weinstein (Communications).

Student members from the following organizations will also serve: the Crozier Center for Women, Unity House, QDubs, QMS, Gender Group, ASAP, oSTEM and more.

Members of the Trans Subcommittee

The Trans Subcommittee for the 2020-21 academic year will be chaired by Timothy Bussey, associate director of diversity, equity, and inclusion. The subcommittee includes Austin Johnson (Sociology) and student members from Unity House and Gender Group.

Bring a Concern to the Committee

One of the charges for this committee is identifying the concerns and needs of the Kenyon LGBTQ+ community, and we understand that students, faculty and staff may wish to relay information to the LGBTQ+ Advisory Committee. If you have a concern that you’d like the committee to know about, please contact Timothy Bussey, associate director of diversity, equity, and inclusion, at bussey1@kenyon.edu