University Committees

Chancellor’s Committee on LGBTQ+ Inclusive Excellence


The function of the Chancellor’s Committee on LGBTQ+ Inclusive Excellence is to offer advice and assistance to the Chancellor, Provost, and Equal Opportunity Officer, ensuring that the voices of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender* (LGBTQ+) employees and students are heard and that equal opportunities for LGBTQ+ employees and students continue to be carried out as fundamental responsibilities of the institution and are carried out appropriately in all aspects of employment and student life. A key role of this committee will be to advise university officials and students on the educational programs, services, and policies needed to achieve equal opportunities. The committee shall monitor implementation of the responses to the Chancellor’s Committee on LGBTQ+ Inclusive Excellence recommendations and continue to assess the changing needs of the campus LGBTQ+ population.

The committee meets on a monthly basis. It also provides support for the Safe Zone Program. This program provides a safe, comfortable setting for members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender* community to speak freely and openly about issues they experience.


This committee is chaired by Kristen Prock, MSW Program Coordinator and Assistant Professor. It also has representation from the following areas:

  • Academic Affairs
  • Academic Staff Assembly
  • Administrative Affairs
  • Admissions
  • Athletics
  • Center for Students with Disabilities
  • Classified Staff
  • College of Arts & Communication
  • College of Business & Economics
  • College of Education & Professional Studies College of Letters & Sciences
  • Faculty Senate
  • IMPACT (advisor)
  • IMPACT (student representative)
  • Library
  • PB Poorman PRIDE Resource Center
  • Police Department
  • Residence Life
  • Student Affairs
  • University Health & Counseling
  • University Marketing & Media Relations
  • Whitewater Student Government
  • Women's Issues Committee/Women's Studies

Contact: Kristen Prock (Chair), MSW Program Coordinator and Assistant Professor

*No single acronym will capture the diversity of identities related to sexual orientation, gender identity, and their intersections. A sample of related terms includes queer, questioning, genderqueer, pansexual, two-spirit, same gender loving, fluid, intersex, asexual, etc.