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Resources | Common Terms

Resources:


Campus


Safe Space:
Email: safespace@wilkes.edu

Office of Diversity Initiatives
Email: diversity@wilkes.edu

Wilkes Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA)
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ groups/100412340024548


Local Community

NEPA Rainbow Alliance:
Website: www.gaynepa.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/neparainbow

NEPA Parent, Families and Friends and Gays
Website: www.nepaflag.com

Pennsylvania Student Equality Coalition (PSEC)
Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/The-Pennsylvania-Student-Equality-Coalition-PSEC/217161971643855

PA Diversity:
Website: www.padiversity.org


National

National Gay Lesbian Task Force:
Website: thetaskforce.org/

Human Rights Campaign:
Website: ww.hrc.org

Parent, Families and Friends of Lesbian And Gays:
Website: www.pflag.org

National Black Justice Coalition:
Website: www.nbjcoalition.org

LGBTQArchitect:
Website: architect.lgbtcampus.org/

Consortium:
Website: http://www.lgbtcampus.org/

Femme Noir– For lesbians of Color:
Website: www.femmenoir.net

Gay Asian Pacific Support Network:
Website: www.gaspn.org

National Hispanic Gay and Lesbian Assoc.
Website: www.llego.org

Campus Pride:
Website: www.campuspride.org


Allies at Wilkes

Ms.

Erica

Acosta

Associate Director of Diversity Initiatives

Dr.

Mark

Allen

Dean Student Affairs

Dr.

Anne Heineman

Batory

Professor/ Interim Chair

Mrs.

Susan

Biskup

Campus Counselor

Dr.

Robert

Bohlander

Professor Psychology

Mrs.

Megan

Boone Valkenburg

Civic Engagement Office

Ms.

Carol

Bosack

Director Career Services

Ms.

Heather

Bowman

Electronic Resources/Serials Librarian

Mrs.

Anita

Burns

Office Assistant Health and Wellness

Ms.

Mathilde

Casserleigh

Assistant Director Admission

Ms.

Caitlin

Czeh

Interfaith Coordinator

Dr.

Helen

Davis

Professor English

Ms.

Melissa

Gaudio

Campus Counselor

Ms.

Cheryl

Gibson

Associate Director Admission

Mrs.

Gail

Holby

Coordinator Health and Wellness

Mr.

Joseph

Housenick

Human Resources Director

Dr.

Sean

Kelly

Assistant Professor English

Miss

Danielle

Kern

Assistant Director of Resident Life

Dr.

Arthur

Kibbe

Professor/Chair Pharmaceutical Sciences

Ms.

Sarah

Lloyd

Upward Bound Coordinator

Mrs.

Blake

Mackesy

Director Learning Center

Mr

Thomas

Mazzolla

Functional Technologist

Mr.

Michael

McCree

Assistant Director Admission

Dr.

Mary Beth

Mullen

Coordinator Student Affairs

Ms.

Diane

O'Brian

Director Health and Wellness Services

Ms.

Amy

Patton

Associate Director Admission

Dr.

Linda

Paul

Associate Professor Philosophy

Dr.

Kenneth

Pidcock

Associate Professor /Chair Biology

Ms.

Jill

Price

Adventure Education coordinator

Dr.

Meridith

Selden

Assistant Professor Psychology

Mrs.

Roberta

Shaffer

Office Assistant Residence Life

Ms.

Amy

Shuleski

Assistant Director of Admissions

Dr.

Chad

Stanley

Associate Professor English

Mrs.

Elizabeth

Swantek

Director of Residence Life

Dr.

Deborah

Tindell

Professor Psychology

Ms.

Judi

Wienckoski

Student Affairs Assistant

Ms.

Felixa

Wigen

Assistant Director International Students

Ms.

Gretchen

Yeninas

Coordinator Student Affairs

 

Common Terms:

Sexual Orientation: The desire for intimate emotional and sexual relationships with people of the same sex (homosexual), the other sex (heterosexual), or both sexes (bisexual).

Gender Identity: A person’s sense of being male or female.

Gay: The adjective used to describe people who are physically romantically, and/or emotionally attracted to people of the same sex.

Lesbian: A woman whose enduring physical, romantic, emotional and/or spiritual attraction is to other women.

Bisexual: An individual who is physically, romantically, emotionally and/or spiritually attracted to men and women.

Transgender: An umbrella term for people whose gender identity and/or gender expression differs from sex they were assigned at birth.

Transsexual: A person who has changed, or is in the process of changing, his or her physical sex to conform to his or her internal sense of gender identity.

Heterosexism: The assumption that everyone is heterosexual, and that heterosexuality is superior to homosexuality or bisexuality.

Questioning: A term or period where an individual re-assesses (however privately or openly) the orientation/identity that they have either asserted for themselves, or been brought up as.

Intersex: Describing a person whose biological sex is ambiguous.

LGBTQA: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Ally. 

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