The purpose of the LGBTQIA Partnership Committee is to advise the Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management and LGBTQIA Programs & Services at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. The Vice Chancellor is accountable for the overall administration of LGBTQIA Programs & Services opperated out of the Office of Student Involvment. The Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management will have ultimate authority on all decisions that concern LGBTQIA Programs and Services. The Partnership Committee will produce a strategic plan, which will be submitted yearly to the Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management.
LGBTQIA Programs and Services creates and encourages a campus culture where diversity and inclusion for all are embraced, supported, and promoted. LGBTQIA Programs & Services supports the vision, mission, and values of UMKC by enabling campus and community members to live the core values of diversity, inclusiveness, and respect. The role of the Advisory Board is to support this vision through LGBTQIA Programs & Services.
A break-through project of the Diversity in Action Plan, the LGBT Initiative was created to establish a campus presence for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals at UMKC. LGBTQIA Programs and Services seeks to support and celebrate the contributions of LGBTQIA individuals in our campus environment by working to:
- Promote visibility of the LGBTQIA community at UMKC.
- Celebrate and honor the history, culture, and achievements of LGBTQIA people.
- Provide a voice for the LGBTQIA community at UMKC.
- Actively promote an inclusive campus culture as an integral part of the University.
The role of the Advisory Board is to support LGBTQIA Programs & Services in full realization of its mission.