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What is the FSA?

The LGBTQ Faculty and Staff Association (LGBTQ FSA) is a group of full-time UMBC staff and faculty who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and other non-cis-gender and non-heterosexual identity (abbreviated as LGBTQ+).

Our overall mission is to advocate for LGBTQ+ faculty, staff, and students at UMBC. More specifically, we have the following objectives:

  1. Represent and advocate for LGBTQ+ faculty and staff visibility and concerns at the departmental, college, administrative, shared governance, and policy levels at UMBC.
  2. Represent LGBTQ+ visibility and UMBC diversity to the larger community.
  3. Promote reflection of LGBTQ+ experiences university-wide through the curriculum.
  4. Advance recruitment, retention and promotion of LGBTQ+ faculty and staff.
  5. Aid in recruitment, retention and graduation rates of LGBTQ+ students.
  6. Provide advocacy and support for LGBTQ+ student experiences at UMBC.

 

Some members of the LGBTQ FSA at the 2016 LGBTQ Welcome Reception

Some members of the LGBTQ FSA at the 2016 LGBTQ Welcome Reception