The LGBTQ+ Student Development Program strives to create an inclusive and educated
campus community where Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, etc.
(LGBTQ+) and all students regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity/expression,
and sex are welcomed, supported, valued, and engaged. The LGBTQ+ Student Development
Program fosters community development and empowerment for this population, through
leadership development and student organization involvement, professional/career development
and internship opportunities, peer mentorship, educational outreach, and programming
that explores topics of sexuality, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression
that speak to dimensions of history, health and wellness, socio-political location,
cultural celebration and community development. The LGBTQ+ Student Development program
also serves the larger Towson University community through programming that fosters
educational awareness of the LGBTQ+ community and exploration of issues affecting
this population, to ultimately empower all students to be more culturally competent
and supportive of LGBTQ+ students and create a more inclusive campus climate.