Commission for LGBT People Founded
The Commission for LGBT People was established by Chancellor Loren Crabtree in November 2006 and held its first meeting on December 12, 2006. It comprises lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender faculty, staff, and students, as well as LGBT allies, and is appointed by the chancellor. The commission is charged to recommend changes in policy or procedure relative to concerns of LGBT people; make recommendations concerning new and existing academic, professional development, and extracurricular programs; recommend and encourage research to assess the status of LGBT people at UT and compare their status with that of LGBT people at other institutions and agencies; advise and consult with all university officials on the needs and status of LGBT people; and provide information to the campus and community on commission and university programs and activities related to LGBT people. The commission reports to the chancellor.