The mission of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Working
Employee Resource Group is to facilitate conversations and actions that increase and
sustain an affirming campus climate for individuals and groups from a diversity of
gender expressions and sexual orientations. Further, we promote dialogue around gender
and sexuality that are supportive and educational in support of the University mission
To this end, the purposes of the working group include, but are not limited to, the following:
In carrying out this mission, we seek and represent a variety of voices from various stakeholders, including students, staff, faculty, alumni, and community members.
Below you will find resources for the LGBTQ community on-campus as well as in Asheville. Current students, click here for more resources.
Camp Annex, 114 East University Way
828-227-7301 Non-Emergency Line
828-227-8911 Emergency Line (Also used for counselor-on-call)
Offers individual counseling and groups (including Rainbow Room LGBTQ support group)
225 Bird Building
227 AK Hinds University Center
Scott Hall East
LGBTQ+ student organization
An annual festival held in Asheville to celebrate the LGBTQ community.
An organization that provides education, advocacy, and support for transgender individuals.
Support group provided by Tranzmission for transgender individuals and their loved
An organization that provides support for individuals with HIV/AIDS and their families,
provides education to prevent the further spread of the disease.
An agency that provides inclusive and comprehensive health care services for transgender
individuals and individuals with HIV/AIDS.
Advocacy and support organization for LGBTQIA+ youth, 14-23 years old.
If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to reach out to one of our members listed below, or click here to submit your comments and questions.
|Erin Callahan||Assistant Professor||English|
|Chris Dahlquist||Human Resources
|Human Resources & Pay Roll|
|Troi Davis||Student; SGA Director of Diversity & Inclusion||Student Government Association|
|Mandy Dockendorf||Assistant Director||Fitness & Wellness|
|Scott Eldridge||Associate Professor||Communication|
|Yancey Gulley||Assistant Professor||Higher Education Student Affairs|
|Jay Manalo||Associate Professor||Counseling & Psychological Services|
|Dean Paulk||Student Services Specialist||Center for Career & Professional Development|
|Ethan Schilling||Assistant Professor||Psychology|
|Ronda Wright||Assistant Director||Intercultural Affairs|
|Ricardo Nazario-Colon||Chief Diversity Officer||Provost; Office of Equal Opportunity & Diversity Programs