Mission Statement

The mission of the SOGIE is to foster a safe and positive environment for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) communities at the State University of New York College at Cortland. The committee provides advocacy and supports the development of curriculum, scholarship, events and programs that are both educational and social and are designed to cultivate positive attitudes toward LGBTQ individuals and issues.

This committee:

  • Will provide advocacy for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer individuals to make it possible for LGBTQ individuals to benefit from a positive personal and professional experience while members of the of the SUNY Cortland community.
  • Will encourage full implementation of the New York State law and the SUNY Cortland policies barring discrimination and harassment on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.
  • Will recommend plans and policies that promote diversity and mutual respect.
  • Will explore ways of expanding the curriculum to include opportunities for scholarly research and teaching in the area of LGBTQ issues and other ways to support intellectual activities in these areas.