LGBTQA Alliance

The LGBTQA Allianceis composed of students, faculty and community members who are dedicated to providing a safe, friendly, supportive, quality environment for lesbian, gay and bisexual individuals at SUNY Upstate and University Hospital. We will accomplish this mission by supporting the inclusion of LGBT health issues in medical school curricula and improving the quality of patient care through physician sensitivity. The Alliance will participate in quality patient care initiatives to assure sensitivity to LGBT people and their health care issues. The Alliance will break down misconceptions about LGBT people through education and the minimization of barriers. We provide students with the opportunities and tools they need to succeed in advocating for LGBT patients and welcome all members, regardless of sexual orientation, to join us.

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President: Maxwell Norris
Vice President: Mike O'Brien
Secretary: Mackenzie Hall
Treasurer: Macy VanArnam

Faculty Advisor: Mr. Chuck Simpson, Director of Campus Activities and Special Projects

Information regarding student organization meetings and activities may be found posted on the Upstate Campus Activities web calendar.