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Pat Tetreault, Director

LGBTQA+ Center & Women’s Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Pat Tetreault, Founding Director of the LGBTQA+ Center (2007) and Director of the Women’s Center (2019), has a Ph.D. in Social Psychology (with an emphasis in Cognition & Psychology of Women), and a Master’s in Experimental Psychology. Pat obtained a Master’s in Legal Studies as part of a post-doctoral fellowship in the Law-Psychology Program at UNL. Pat worked at Voices of Hope before returning to work at UNL as the Sexuality Education Coordinator (University Health Center) with the program being ranked 8th in the nation in 2007. Pat has been recognized for her work with awards that include ACPA’s Coalition for Sexuality and Gender Identities Research Recognition Award (2018); the LGBT Public Service Award (2016); and the Chancellor’s Awards for Fulfilling the Dream (2013), Outstanding Contributions to the Status of Women (1999, 2005), Outstanding Contributions to the GLBT Community (2002) and the Sue Tidball Award for Creative Humanity (1999). The LGBTQA+ Center received ACPA’s Commitment to Social Justice Education Award (2017).

Recent publications include Perceptions of Campus Climate (2013); the Nebraska section in Proud Heritage: People, Issues, and Documents of the LGBT Experience (2014, Vol. 3); Chapter 9, Tetreault & Perkins, Religious Freedom Restoration Acts: Balancing Religious Freedom and Equality Under the Law in LGBT Americans at Risk (2018); and Fette & Tetreault, Chapter 10: LGBTQ Students, Sexual Assault and Interpersonal Violence in Advising Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer College Students (in press).

Women's Center Website

LGBTQA+ Center Website


Ph.D., Kansas State University

  • Social Psychology
  • Emphasis in Human Cognition and Psychology of Women

Areas of Specialization

  • Human Sexuality
  • Gender/Gender Identity (LGBTQA+)
  • Diversity
  • Inclusion and Social Justice Education
  • Student Affairs

Women's Center Website

LGBTQA+ Center Website