LGBTQA + Support Services

LGBTQA + Support Services

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t Penn State DuBois strive to create and maintain an open,, safe and inclusive environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students.  We have an array of resources and support services to assist students and encourage students to use these resources whenever necessary.   


For immediate assistance you may contact:

Rebecca Pennington, Director of Student Affairs, at or call (814) 375-4766

April Matthews, Assistant Director of Student Affairs, at or call (814) 375-4764


LGBTQA+ Safe Zone Members - this is a network members at Penn State DuBois who are supporters of the LGBTQA community and can assist a student in need.  Those faculty and staff that are part of the Safe Zone are:

Rebecca Pennington, Director of Student Affairs, 106 Hiller Building,, (814) 375-4766

Marly Doty, Assistant Director of Student Affairs, 104 Hiller Building,, (814) 375-4764

To be determined, Student Life Assistant, Upstairs Hiller,, (814) 375-4851

Keely Roen, Senior Instructor in Wildlife Technology, MPB 002,, (814) 372-3003

Carrie O'Brien, Research Technologist in Wildlife Technology, MPB 007,, (814) 375-4747

Laura Pentz, Administrative Assistant in Academic Affairs, Symmco House,, (814) 375-4770

Missy Duttry, Director of Enrollment Services, Enrollment Services House,, (814) 375-4721

Sarah Raybuck, Academic Advisor, 206 DEF,, (814) 375-4796 


Gender Neutral Restrooms

Gender neutral restrooms are available on campus in the following locations:

* Hiller Building, 1st Floor

* Smeal Building in the faculty offices wing located off the lobby area

* Symmco House, 1st Floor

* Enrollment Services House, 1st Floor and 2nd Floor


LGBTA Resource Center at University Park

Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) -
support for family and friendsParents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) - 

LGBT Youth in Crisis Hotline - Youth serving youth through age 25.  Peer counseling, information and local resources. Contact (800) 246-7743.

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Helpline - This hotline provides telephone and email peer counseling as well as factual information and local resources for cities and towns across the United States. Call (888) 843-4564

Penn State DuBois SAFE Club - SAFE is a group of students, allies, friends, and educators committed to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and ally (LGBTQA) issues and concerns in and around the Penn State DuBois community.  SAFE provides a safe space for discussion of topics relevant to LGBTQA issues, as well as community organizing, information sharing, coordination of major event planning and publicity efforts, crisis response, and building a safer and more inclusive Penn State DuBois community.