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UND to host lgbtq+ in higher education day-long institute


A small group of LGBTQ+ faculty and staff at the University of North Dakota, North Dakota State University, and North Dakota State College of Science saw a need to discuss issues pertaining to LGBTQ+ issues and inclusion in higher education and formed the LGBTQ+ in Higher Education Day-long Institute. The institute, taking place at UND on October 10th will bring students, faculty, and staff from North Dakota and neighboring states to discuss issues relating to LGBTQ+ experiences in higher education. The goal is for the institute to serve as an interdisciplinary forum to introduce and explore best practices, research, polices and more in higher education.

This year’s theme, Queer Resilience – Breaking Boundaries is timely for the current state of affairs in higher education. “We are at a crossroads in higher education on what it means to actively support LGBTQ+ people. This institute provides the opportunity for our colleagues to come together in solidarity to show support, explore best practices in LGBTQ+ inclusion, and advocate for LGBTQ+ students, faculty, and staff at their institutions,” said Dr. Jeff Maliskey, UND Pride Center director.

The institute will offer break out sessions for presentations and a keynote speaker on various topics relating to LGBTQ+ experiences in higher education. Session proposals are currently being accepted through September 1st. Registration is free and closes October 1st.

Visit the Institute webpage for more information.