Who We Are
The purpose of Pride@Nebraska is to provide community for faculty and staff; and to ensure a university environment that empowers LGBTQA+ people (formerly known as the Committee on GLBT Concerns).
Pride@Work-UNL welcomes individuals of all sexual orientations, gender identities and expression (SOGIE), which includes Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Pansexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Asexual/Aromantic, and Allied individuals.
Statement for Inclusive Excellence:
The Committee on GLBT Concerns would like to express our continued commitment to equality, safety, and respect for all people. We encourage anyone who needs support or feels threatened to utilize resources on campus and in the community. You can find some resources on the LGBTQA+ Resource Center web pages. There are links and information about how to get involved and to find resources below.
We strongly believe that hate has no place on our campus, and the university should be a safe and respectful place for all.
Injustice, racism, and hatred in any form affects all segments of our community in multiple, intersecting ways. What impacts one of us, impacts us all. We encourage everyone to consider the ways they can be involved and take action to help create a safe, welcoming, peaceful, and more socially just community at UNL and beyond.
Early Sunday morning on June 12th, 2016, a lone gunman targeted the LGBT community at The Pulse in Orlando FL, killing 49 people and injuring many more. This tragedy created a national conversation on the reality of the broad spectrum of bias, marginalization, harassment, discrimination and violence impacting our community. It has also highlighted the amount of caring and support our community has and continues to receive. We thank all of those who gathered in person and in spirit to acknowledge the impact of this event and to provide support for inclusion, acceptance, equality and safety for our community and our world.
We express our support for and commitment to social justice and empowerment for all underserved and underrepresented, or marginalized individuals and groups. Multiple and intersecting identities are important to recognize, and it should be noted that the mass shooting took place on Latinx night at The Pulse.
What impacts one of us, impacts us all.
What We Do
- Collaborate with UNL administration, academic departments, and Student Affairs to establish policies, programs and services that meet the needs of GLBT members of the UNL community.
- Advocate for equitable University policies that have included employee + 1 (domestic partner benefits) and the integration of GLBT issues into the curriculum, use of preferred pronouns and names; and use of optional identity demographic questions
- Serve as a source of support, networking and resources for LGBTQA and Ally faculty, staff and students and the LGBTQA+ Resource Center.
- Meet with the Chancellor annually.
To be added to the Committee on GLBT Concerns listserv, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other listservs you may be interested in subscribing to are ALLY and LGBTQNews.
The Ally listserv is a low-volume list that has information specifically of interest to allies and advocates.
LGBTQNews is a high-volume list where campus and community activities, information, articles of interest are posted. Email email@example.com for information or to request to be subscribed.
The LGBTQA+ Resource Center Director manages the listservs. For information about campus and community resources, please check out the Resource Guide or contact Pat Tetreault, Director of the Center, at 402.472.1752 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
For additional information or resources, please contact email@example.com
Please note that this email is not monitored 24/7. In an emergency, please call 911.
For more information about bias visit http://bias.unl.edu
If you experience or witness bias, sexual misconduct, workplace issues, or acts of kindness, use the TIPS button on the bottom of UNL web pages. You can also access the TIPS report form from the bias pages.
We are now on Facebook!
As we transition to a Commission, we anticipate the first meeting to take place in February after the commission members have been notified.
Dates to be aware of:
For more information, please contact Pat at firstname.lastname@example.org or Corrie Svehla at email@example.com
Our usual meeting time: third Tuesday of the month @ 3:30 pm during the academic year and in July.