LGBT Advisory committee

  • Begun in 2011, the LGBT Advisory Committee is comprised of faculty, staff, students, and community members, who have an interest in furthering LGBT issues at Pitt Bradford and the surrounding community.

    The committee meets twice a semester to assess the LGBT climate and makes recommendations on how to have a more inclusive campus.

    Advisory Committee Members

    • Dr. Ron Binder, Associate Dean of Students, chair
    • Marietta Frank, Director of Hanley Library
    • Dr. Helma de Vries-Jordan, Assistant Professor
    • Christy Clark, Title IX Liaison and Affirmative Action Officer
    • Marlene Lang, Adjunct Professor
    • Sofia Brien, Manager of Human Resources
    • Angie Wolfe, Community Engagement Director
    • Eddie Buggie, Asst. Dir. Res Life
    • Nick Kelley, Asst. Dir. Res Life
    • Stacey Fussell, Pastor of the Episcopal Church of the Ascension 
    • Scott Colson, FCI McKean Diversity Chair
    • Tyler Morris, Pride Alliance President

    Campus Pride Five Star Index

    Annually the committee uses the national Campus Pride organization's Five Star Rating system to assess the campus climate. We earned 3 1/2 stars out of 5, better than about half of the PA schools listed. However, we're working hard to improve our rating in the future.


    SafeZone Training

    Each semester for the past seven years the committee has offered SafeZone Training for faculty, staff, students, and departments & offices.  This 90 minute program prepares people to be an ally to the LGBT community. Those completing the program can display the SafeZone logo in their office as a symbol of their support and openness to having discussions. SafeZone PowerPoint

    Annual Drag Show

    Residence Life has sponsored the annual Drag Show for seven years. This popular campus-wide event is free and will be held Wednesday, March 14 @ 9 pm in the University Room (the March Midnight Breakfast will follow the event). Look for more information in March.

    Pride Alliance

    Pride Alliance, our LGBT student group, has been around since 1994, and is a great resource for the students. Advisors are Dr. Helma de Vries-Jordan & Dr. Ron Binder. Their web site is: The group conducts weekly meetings (Tuesdays, 6:30 pm, 161 Swarts) and sponsors the following events:

    • Freshmen Welcome
    • Coming Out for Equality
    • Transgender Day of Remembrance
    • Movie Nights
    • Queer Chats
    • Pride Night

    New Faculty & Staff

    Members of the LGBT Advisory Committee would be happy to chat with any potential Faculty & Staff about working at Pitt-Bradford and living in the surrounding area.