Gender and Sexuality - QPLUS

Queer Proud Lavender Union for Students  

Queer Proud Lavender Union for Students  mission statement

QPLUS (Q+) is a safe and brave space for students primarily from the CSB|SJU (but could include Saint John’s Prep School and the St. Cloud area) that currently identify as members of the LGBTQIA+ community as well as students who are questioning. We recognize that identities in our global community intersect with and impact our daily experiences of gender and sexuality with race, ethnicity, class, ability, age, culture, and all social systems. Q+ represents an organization for students to converse with their peers who have a deepening concern for LGBTQ+issues. The organization will ensure students do not feel alone or uncomfortable on campus by providing space in meetings, events, and other areas for students to voice their concerns. Hence, we acknowledge and guarantee that Q+ will promote the full inclusion of LGBTQ+ folks and allies, while intersectionally working to dismantle prejudice, discrimination, and oppression toward and within the LGBTQ+ community on campus.

As part of the transition to an organization, an LGBTQIA+ advisory board was created to assist in the success of QPLUS and advocacy for an LGBTQ+ resource center. The board was also created to serve as a resource for LGBTQIA+ students at CSB and SJU. The names of the LGBTQIA+ board are as follows: 

Kori Pekarek (she/hers/they/them) - Advisory Board Director
Steve Brown (they/them/theirs) - Advisory Board Director
Fabian Venegas-Ramos (they/them/theirs) - Advisory Board Director
Sara Hoppe (she/her/hers) - Advisory Board Member
Capri Potter (she/her/hers) - Advisory Board Member
Ryan Sanchez (ze/zir/they/them) - Advisory Board Member
Sean Fisher (any pronouns) - Advisory Board Member
Karen Duarte (she/her/hers) - Advisory Board Member
Michael Williams (he/him/they/them) - Advisory Board Member
Josie Baker (she/her/hers) - Advisory Board Member
Ryan Imm (he/him/his) - Advisory Board Member
Kiara Rianne Frederick (she/her/hers) - Advisory Board Member
Sabrina Wuolu (she/her/they/them) - Advisory Board Member
Elena Lozano (she/her/hers) - Advisory Board Member
Christianna M. Wallace (she/her/hers) - Advisory Board Member
Oliver Peterson (they/them/he/him) - Advisory Board Member

If you are interested in becoming an advisory board member for Q+, contact [email protected] or stop in at the Q+ office from 9 am - 4:30 pm Monday through Friday. 

Queer Proud Lavender Union for Students (Q PLUS) constitution 

Safe Space Trained Sticker 

Fall 2021 Programming on Master Calendar!