Committee for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer People in the University

Committee Description

The Committee for GLBTQ People in the University is a group of nominated UW-Madison staff, students, and faculty members who address and advocate for equity and inclusivity for LGBTQ+ (transgender, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and queer) individuals. The official function of the committee is outlined in the Faculty Policies & Procedures:

  1. Recommends to administrative offices and governance bodies changes in university priorities, policies, practices, and programs that advance equity and diversity across the spectrum of gender identity and expression and sexual orientation.

  2. Consults and collaborates with administrative offices and governance bodies to advocate for an inclusive and respectful campus climate and culture for faculty, staff, and students across the spectrum of gender identity and expression and sexual orientation.

  3. Evaluates and monitors the status of GLBTQ members of the university community.


2015-2017 Committee Annual Report


2017-2019 Committee Annual Report



Current & Past Projects


Health Care


  • Gender Inclusive Restroom Facilities

  • Contact & Meeting Information

    Committee Co-Chairs: Chris Barcelos, barcelos@wisc.edu and Jay Botsford, jcbotsford@wisc.edu


    Committee Meetings will be held on the following dates at 12:00PM (noon) in the Student Activity Center, 4th floor, Room 4204:

    2019: September 10, October 8, November 12, December 10

    2020: January 21, February 11, March 10, April 14, May 12


    To receive updates on committee meetings & events, subscribe to our listserv by sending an email to: join-glbtq-friends@lists.wisc.edu



    For committee membership and meeting schedule, go to: https://committeetracker.wisc.edu/Committee/Details/379
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