The LGBTQIA+ Center for Faculty & Staff partners with numerous BU departments, student groups, and employee organizations, as well as community associations in the greater Boston area. Our campus partnerships range from the College of Fine Arts to the Queer Activist Collective to the Equal Opportunity Office and Department of Religion.
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Types of Partnerships
The center partners with many BU schools and colleges, departments, and campus organizations. If you are hosting a program that is relevant to the mission of the LGBTQIA+ Center for Faculty & Staff, we would be interested in sharing it with members of the campus community, and we may be interested in cosponsoring the program with you.
Departments with which the center has partnered include BU Arts Initiative, College of Fine Arts, College of Arts & Sciences, Dean of Students Office, Department of Religion, Diversity & Inclusion, Equal Opportunity Office, Gen/Sex, Health Humanities Project, LGBTQIA+ Faculty and Staff Community Network, Queer Activist Collective, School of Law, School of Theology, Trans Listening Circle, Wheelock College of Education & Human Development, and Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies.
There are numerous BU offices with which we have close working relationships, including:
Community & Inclusion Team
The LGBTQIA+ Center for Faculty & Staff is part of Boston University Community & Inclusion (C&I), and we have a close, collaborative relationship with our fellow C&I offices. These offices include:
EOO oversees both Title IX and Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action for complaints against a faculty, staff member, affiliate or nonaffiliate. The Dean of Students’ Office of Judicial Affairs is responsible for complaints against students. If you are experiencing workplace discrimination or a hostile work environment, on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity (or any other protected class), the EOO office is an excellent resource. Both Title IX and BU’s nondiscrimination laws/policies include protection based on sexual orientation and gender identity in addition to sex and gender. They have both formal and informal resolutions. You may contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org or submit an incident report form through their website.
The Equal Opportunity Office’s (EOO) mission is “to promote and realize Boston University’s commitment to equal opportunity and affirmative action. We strive to ensure that equal opportunity is a reality at Boston University, that our faculty, staff, and students can work and study in an environment free of unlawful harassment and discrimination, and that the University meets its obligations under federal and state equal opportunity and affirmative action laws and regulations.”
EOO also provides reasonable accommodations to employees with a physiological, mental, or psychological disorder or condition and those who are pregnant or have a pregnancy-related condition to safely and effectively perform the essential functions of their positions. You may contact them at email@example.com or submit a request for accommodation through their website.
We also occasionally partner with EOO programmatically, such as for International Pronoun Day and for training sessions.
Human Resources (HR) and the LGBTQIA+ Center for Faculty & Staff share in the institutional commitment to improve recruitment and retention of LGBTQIA+ employees. We collaborate and consult with each other on a wide array of topic areas focused on improving climate for all employees, including LGBTQIA+ employees at BU. One current joint initiative is the Dead Naming Committee, which is a cross collaboration with our offices and IS&T to identify and improve systems where trans and nonbinary employee’s dead name appears. Please check out HR’s new resource for trans and nonbinary employees, which was another cross collaboration between our offices.
The LGBTQIA+ Center partners with numerous campus organizations, including Gen/Sex, the LGBTQIA+ Faculty & Staff Community Network, and the Queer Activist Collective. Learn more about LGBTQIA+ campus organizations at BU.