Title IX committees began meeting at SUNY Plattsburgh in Fall 2015 and continue to convene to work on achieving the objectives set forth by the 2015 Presidential Sexual Assault Task Force.
If you're interested in getting involved, please contact the Title IX office.
LGBTQ+ Resource Committee
The mission of the SUNY Plattsburgh LGBTQ+ Resource Committee is to empower, enrich, embrace, and promote the experiences of campus and community members across the gender and sexuality spectra through education, awareness, advocacy, and resource networking while maintaining a fluid, future-oriented approach to both individual and organizational development.
About the LGBTQ+ Resource Committee
History & Principles
RADIUS, the LGBTQ+ inclusion resource for SUNY Plattsburgh, was formed in the winter of 2016 and was renamed the LGBTQ+ Resource Committee in the fall of 2020.
The LGBTQ+ Resource Committee has six founding principles.
- Being Reinvigorating — to help us remember that there has been countless successes in our community around inclusion and to continue that success through advocacy, diversity, intersectionality, understanding and self-love.
- Advocacy— because change requires empowerment and action with cross-community collaboration and communication.
- Diversity— begins to help us by recognizing and validating the multiple identities, experiences and backgrounds of our campus community members.
- Intersectionality— acknowledging the interconnected and overlapping nature of the multiple facets of one’s identity, such as race, class, sexuality and gender as they apply to individual experiences of oppression and privilege.
- Understanding and having empathy— for others experiences and views with an interest in bridging gaps, not creating separations.
- Self-Love— because each Individual through support and equity in resources will feel empowered on the journey to finding their authentic selves through the practice of self-acceptance and love.
- Office: 110 Angell College Center
Goals & Objectives
The goals and objectives of the LGBTQ+ Resource Committee are:
- Connection through discussion groups
- Creative workshops
- Social activities and events
- Performing arts programming
- Peer education training
- High school outreach and college preparation
- Career support — CDC
- Mentorship program — private lunch
- One-on-one support
- Coming out support
- Connection with the health center
- Connection with counseling services
- One-on-one counseling
- Comprehensive resource sheet
Hi, everyone! My name is Danielle Attanasio (she/her/hers).
Originally, I am from Schenectady, N.Y., but I have lived in Plattsburgh for the past six years. I graduated from SUNY Plattsburgh in 2016 with a bachelor's in biology and physics, and again in 2018 with a master's in student affairs and higher education.
It is important that we are always working to be an actively inclusive and constantly evolving community, and this can't be done alone. It takes empathy, courage, and dedication to change a culture, and I am excited to be an advocate for anyone who believes the same.
You can find me in the Community Living Office on the 1st floor of Whiteface Hall.
I am Jacob Avery (he/his/him), I work as the assistant director of campus activities in the Center for Student Involvement (CSI) office and I am an alumnus of SUNY Plattsburgh.
Throughout my time back at SUNY Plattsburgh, I've worked as an advisor to the student government and on various diversity, social justice, and Title IX committees/projects. I've had the opportunity to teach Diversity Through Film and freshman experience courses on campus.
I believe it is all of our mission to provide positive growth within our our community and to support community members. Regardless of how we may define community — from our residence hall, to our campus, to our city/town community, to our world community — it is our responsibility to be active members to make positive change.
I also believe we cannot shy away when we see oppression and hostility towards members within our community. Mistreatment of one member is mistreatment on our entire community and this cannot stand.
I believe the LGBTQ+ Resource Committee is one of these positive change agents at SUNY Plattsburgh and I am proud to be an active member of this movement.
I’m Ethel Facteau, I am the Library Clerk 3-lead supervisor for Interlibrary Loan in Feinberg Library. I am also the president of one of the unions on campus, the Civil Service Employees Association.
In both of my roles, I work with and assist students, faculty and staff, which requires good listening skills and confidentiality. I volunteered to be on the LGBTQ+ Resource Committee, as I strongly believe that this organization provides resources for all.
You can find me in the Feinberg Library, 2nd floor, Room 247. Hope to see you!
Hello Y'all. My name is Jessica Facteau, most call me Jess, some call me Jessie. I am a police officer holding the rank of Lieutenant with the University Police Department here on campus.
Although being a Lieutenant with the Police Department is part of my identity, my support goes way beyond that. It is important to me, for you, members of the campus community, to know that with me, you have an ally.
As a born and raised resident of Plattsburgh and a former student of SUNY Plattsburgh it is an honor for me to sit on this committee in efforts to promote inclusion as well as support and serve the underrepresented members of this community. With that being said, I hope to chat soon!
Most evenings you can find me at the station or anytime by email at [email protected]
My name is Lauren Gonyea (she/her/hers).
I was born and raised in Plattsburgh and received my B.A./M.S.T. from SUNY Plattsburgh. I am privileged in so many ways and continue to benefit from it every single day. I strive to use my privilege in order to ensure Plattsburgh is as good to others who do not look, think, or have the same privileges as I do.
I see the LGBTQ+ Resource Committee as a platform for people to build connections, advocate for those who are marginalized, and truly consider the intersectionality of identity. I am eager to make a positive difference in the LGBTQ+ community through this committee work.
Feel free to reach out to me to work on events together or to have a conversation.
Get Involved — On-Campus Resources
- LGBTQ+ Resource Committee — Meets the third Friday of every month at 10 a.m. For more information, contact:
- Join one of our four subcommittees: Assessment, Marketing, Initiatives and Special Events.
- LGBTQ+ Student Union — A club for students by students.
- LGBTQ+ Peer Support — Organized by the Student Counseling Center. Meets every Wednesday from 3 – 4 p.m. Contact Kristina Moquin at [email protected] for more information.
- LGBTQ+ 101 Workshop — Request a workshop for your club or organization. Contact: [email protected]
General Campus Resources
- LGBTQ+ Resource Committee — Meets the third Friday of every month at 10 a.m. For more information, contact: [email protected].
Local Off-Campus Resources
- Adirondack North Country Gender Alliance — hosts annual North Country Pride Parade and virtual peer support group. Contact [email protected]
- State & National Resources