Creating an Inclusive Environment for LGBTQ Students

Creating an Inclusive Environment for LGBTQ Students

This event occurred in the past

Date and Time

  • Thursday, March 10, 2011 from 12:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.


University Center, Forum A

5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110




All faculty, administrators, staff and students are invited to please join us for this luncheon and discussion.

Steven Sumner, associate professor of economics, and CEE Travel Grant recipient, attended a national conference dedicated to addressing the variety of factors that have contributed to the exclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) issues from academic study and student life.

During this key University of Diversity Week event, Sumner will facilitate a dialogue amongst a panel of our co-sponsors including Michael Lovette-Colyer, director of University Ministry, Gerard Mannion, director of the Center for Catholic Thought and Culture, Mayte Perez-Franco, the co-director of the Center for Inclusion and Diversity and the director of the Multicultural Center, and Lori Watson, assistant professor of philosophy and director of the Women and Gender Studies program.

Topics will include:

  • Issues and best practices occurring at other institutions
  • Highlights of previous campus conversations and recommendations for supporting our LGBTQ community here at USD
  • Current challenges for the USD campus and the LGBTQ community as well as resources designed to meet them
  • Strategies for building the capacity within the campus community to deal with the tensions surrounding these important issues

Please come prepared to participate in dialogue and to make pertinent suggestions that will move towards implementing an action plan. All registered attendees receive a complimentary lunch.

You may register one of three ways:

  1. Contact Johnny Bobé II at (619) 260-7402
  2. Email
  3. Online at
leading change at USD