LGBTQ+ Employee Alliance

The LGBTQ+ Employee Alliance provides the opportunity for all Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer employees at Southeast Missouri State University to meet and connect with one another, as well as sponsor activities and programs that educate and inform, promote LGBTQ+ interests, and build unity among the community and their allies.

Mission Statement

The mission of the LGBTQ+ Employee Alliance at Southeast Missouri State University is to be a resource for current employees (Faculty, Staff, and Graduate Assistants) and students with the intent to help guide the University and our allies in creating an environment that is open and affirming by:

  • Fostering a safe and receptive environment for LGBTQ+ students, faculty, and staff on campus
  • Being a visible and active part of the University community through events for LGBTQ+ community members and allies
  • Educating the University community about issues faced by LGBTQ+ individuals
  • Advocating for LGBTQ+ issues to be addressed within the structure of the University
  • Providing resources for LGBTQ+ employees and students
  • Creating and maintaining relationships between the University and LGBTQ+ constituencies and their allies

If you would like to contact the LGBTQ+ Employee Alliance at Southeast and/or would like to be emailed about activities and updated resources, please email us at LGBTQEmpAlliance@semo.edu

Events

SEPTEMBER 2017:

Happy Hour 
Thursday, September 21, 2017 
5 – 7 PM 
Minglewood Brewery (121 Broadway)

OCTOBER 2017:

October is LGBTQ History Month

National Coming Out Day 
Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Stone Wall Presentation/Movie 
Date, Time, and Location TBD

Group Outing 
Rocky Horror Picture Show 
Date and Time TBD 
Wehrenberg Cape West 14 Cinema (247 Siemers Drive)

SEMO Homecoming Parade 
Saturday, October 14, 2017 
9:30 AM 
TBD

NOVEMBER 2017:

Group Recreational Event 
Hiking 
Sunday, November 12, 2017 
Time is TBD 
Mina Sauk Falls Trail

Transgender Awareness Day 
Monday, November 20, 2017

Group Community Service 
Community Meal 
Sunday, November 26, 2017 
4 – 7 PM 
Christ Episcopal Church (101 N. Fountain)

DECEMBER 2017:

AIDS Awareness Day 
Friday, December 1, 2017

Human Rights Day 
Sunday, December 10, 2017

Group Christmas Party 
Tacky Sweater Party 
Date, Time, and Location TBD

Name Title
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Dr. Kevin Hampton
Faculty Chair
khampton@semo.edu
573-651-2141
Office: River Campus Seminary 254
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Dr. C.P. Gause
Faculty Vice-Chair
cgause@semo.edu
573.651.2417
Office: Scully 411
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Randyn Miller
Staff Chair
rheisserermiller@semo.edu
(573) 651-2073
Office: Kent Library 241
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Ryan Heslinga
Staff Vice-Chair
rheslinga@semo.edu
573-651-2834
Office: Academic Hall 057
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Calaeb Campbell
Social Chair
cbcampbell@semo.edu
573-986-6140
Office: Houck Field House
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Alexis Long
Secretary
aklong@semo.edu
573-986-7353
Office: Kent Library 205
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Dr. Melissa King
Alumni Chair
mking@semo.edu
573-986-4985
Office: 611 North Fountain
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Dr. Susan Kendrick
Treasurer
skendrick@semo.edu
573-651-2156
Office: Grauel 236

Contact

573.651.2524
equityissues@semo.edu
Academic Hall 010 - 011
Office of Institutional Equity & Diversity
One University Plaza, MS 3375
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701