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The Presidential Commission on LGBT+ Concerns is to ensure and strengthen a visible, safe, equitable, inclusive, and welcoming community for students and employees of all sexual orientations, gender identities and gender expressions at Clarion University through education, advocacy, assessment, community engagement and activism. Please review some of our greatest Points of Pride for the 2016-17 year.

 For more information on the Presidential Commissions, please contact the Social Equity Office at:

The Office of Social Equity
210 Carrier Administration Building
Clarion, Pa.  16214
Telephone: (814) 393-2109
Fax: (814) 393-1618

Co-Chairs: Ron Radaker, ext. 1877, and Corey Negley, ext. 2355
Secretary: Jessica Thomas, ext. 1905
Treasurer: TBA


LGBT+ policies seek to make the LGBT+ community feel welcome, safe and at ease making decisions regarding their experiences, health and services at Clarion. The following policies and informational items may be of use to LGBT+ members of the Clarion community:

The following hotlines are available to address LGBT+ concerns and issues:

  • LGBT National Hotline: 888 843 4564
  • Trans Lifeline Peer Support: 877 565 8860
  • Trevor Life Line (24hrs): 866 488 7386
  • Trevor Text: Text START to 678678
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (24hrs): 800 273 8255

Clarion Campus Resources

  • Office of Social Equity: 210 Carrier, 814-393-2109
  • Counseling Center: 256 Becht Hall, 814-393-2255
  • Health Center: 814-393-2121
  • Campus Safety: 814-393-2111

Venango Campus Resources

  • Counseling Services: 814-393-1281

Lavender Graduation

 Lavender graduation

Photo by Ron Radaker
Lavender Graduation is an annual ceremony conducted on behalf of the Presidential Commission on LGBT+ Concerns and Clarion Allies in acknowledgement of those students graduating from Clarion University who identify as LGBT+ and/or are allies. The May 2018 Lavender Graduation included (front row, from left to right) Maxwell Dibble, Coralie Compere, Morgan Woodin, Emily Felcht and Noelle Fretts and (second row from left to right) Andrew Skubisz, Franklin Markle, Brady Karg and Bradley Brummitt.


Last Updated 11/11/21