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Advisory Board

The UC San Diego LGBT Resource Center Advisory Board is composed of faculty, staff and students. They represent the primary constituents of the LGBT Resource Center and its programs. Faculty and staff membership is by individual appointment. Undergraduate and graduate student participation is through the student leaders who are part of the UC San Diego LGBT Resource Center Affiliate program, from the various groups and organizations on campus (i.e. LGBTQIA usually sends representatives, as does QTPOC, Queer Womyn's Coalition, the Alliance, etc.), or through personal interest.

The board meets on an as needed basis. The Advisory Board provides strategic and long term visioning for the LGBT Resource Center through an open dialogue regarding complex questions facing the LGBT community. The Advisory Board also reviews reports from staff and interns, and reflects on prior events and programs.

Advisory Board Members have two primary roles. The first is to be an ambassador for the UC San Diego LGBT Resource Center in all aspects of the member's University life and in the broader San Diego community. The second is to provide input and vision regarding the long-term, strategic plans of the LGBT Resource Center.

Advisory Board members are also expected to attend a number of events of the LGBT Resource Center, as the member's schedule allows.

The UC San Diego LGBT Resource Center Advisory Board each year supports the UC San Diego LGBT Resource Center Undergraduate Scholarship through individual contributions. The scholarship is for $1,000.

Student members are selected by the organizations they represent, or self-select by general interest. Some members have been consistent, others have changed every quarter. This is to ensure that as many students as possible have access to membership on the Advisory Board. There is unlimited space for graduate and undergraduate students to be involved in the LGBT Resource Center Advisory Board, regardless of their affiliation with an organization. If you are a student who would like to be involved, please contact Shaun Travers, stravers@ucsd.edu.

New staff and faculty members of the Board are selected on an ongoing basis. Advisory Board Members serve for a one year term, which is renewable.

There have traditionally been three officers of the LGBT Resource Center Advisory Board: Chair, Chair-elect, and past Chair. The term for the Chair is one year, which is renewable. The Chair presides over the meeting, and the chair-elect presides in their absence. The executive committee is comprised of the Chair, the past Chair and Chair-elect. The executive committee meets on an as needed basis between full board meetings. The Chair and Chair-elect (and past Chair if they so choose) meet to plan the agenda for the meetings.

For more information on being a member of the UC San Diego LGBT Resource Center Advisory Board, please contact Shaun Travers, stravers@ucsd.edu.