“Our campus has been referred to many as a family, and we feel very strongly in supporting,
encouraging, and developing students to the best of their abilities both in and out of the

Campus LGBTQ Liaison

Theresa Bonk, Director of Student Affairs, [email protected] 724-334-6061

CSOGI Representative:

Evan Ditty, Assistant Director of Student Affairs [email protected] 724-334-6063

LGBTQA Awareness Week

Events in October focused on understanding and appreciation of
the LGBTQA population, resources available to LGBTQA students, and discussions held for
those who are interested.

Non-Profit and Human Rights Advocacy Fair

Every year in January, Penn State New Kensington hosts the Non-Profit and Human Rights Advocacy Fair, which provides internship and volunteer opportunities to students. The service focus areas of these organizations include advocacy and human rights, children & youth, community, disaster relief, crisis support, health and medicine, faith based, and homeless/housing organizations.

Register Now for the Non-Profit and Human Rights Advocacy Fair

(Organizations Only)
Wednesday January 24, 2018

Unity Week

an annual event held every January, honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and focusing on unity both on campus and in the community, surrounding all underrepresented populations.  Past themes include “#watchyourisms” and the “All In” initiative.

Local Resources

Westmoreland County Resources
PERSAD Center Inc- Pittsburgh, PA
Gay and Lesbian Community Center, Pittsburgh, PA
Three Rivers Community Foundation, Pittsburgh, PA
PFLAG Greensburg
Westmoreland LGBTQ Interfaith Network

University Resources

The University resource page provides LGBTQA students with numerous opportunities not only at University Park’s main campus, but also at Penn State’s commonwealth campuses.  Scholarships, programming and events, student engagement, workshops, and ally offices can all be found at Penn State’s Student Affairs LGBTQA Resource Center homepage:

LGBTQA Resource Center
LGBTQA Network
LGBTQA Commission 
PSNK’s contacts page 

Housing Resources for LGBTQA students