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
Meet the Members
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.
Butterfly Blaise Boire
My name is Butterfly Blaise Boire (She/Her/Hers), I serve as the SUNY Plattsburgh Title IX coordinator.
The Title IX Office worked with partners to create the LGBTQ+ Resource Committee, a program on campus to increase our work in relation to diversity, intersectionality, inclusion, and the LGBTQ+ community. I am very happy to be a partner in these efforts and hope that we can continue to increase education, awareness, collaboration, and work together as a community to eliminate violence and hate toward any person.
I believe that our efforts toward inclusion are never done until everyone in each environment within our community — whether on campus or in surrounding areas — feels comfortable and safe to be who they are each and every day. Any time a member of our community is suffering, we each suffer. Strength comes in solidarity, acceptance and love for all despite any differences we may have. Our strength comes in celebrating our differences and finding all of the beautiful things we have to share with one another.
As an ally, I not only make a commitment to be an ally on paper and in words, but I make a commitment to walk alongside, behind, and in support of all members of our community who are marginalized, discriminated against and made to feel less than the light that they each hold.
Please reach out to me to collaborate on events, prevention efforts, and/or if you are in need of support. My office is not large, but all are welcome. There is a lobby where you are welcome to spend time if you need a space to breathe.
The 2017-18 Plattsburgh State Women's Basketball campaign marked the 21st season at the helm for head coach Cheryl Cole.
She has enjoyed no shortage of successes at SUNY Plattsburgh, but the 2013-14 campaign was notably memorable after having her squad smash countless program records en route to a 23-6 overall record and Cole being named State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) Women's Basketball Coach of the Year.
Through the course of the memorable campaign, the Cardinals accumulated a number of firsts for the program. Plattsburgh State — the number one overall seed in the SUNYAC Women's Basketball Tournament for the first time ever — defeated third-seeded SUNY Geneseo in the SUNYAC Women's Basketball Tournament title game on March 1 by a 57-52 tally to capture the program's first SUNYAC Tournament crown. The Cardinals clinched the SUNYAC regular season title one week prior, defeating Buffalo State 94-68 in Memorial Hall.
Following their run in the SUNYAC Tournament, the Cardinals earned their first-ever berth to the NCAA Division III Women's Basketball Tournament where they earned the first-ever win over an NCAA Tournament opponent, besting Roger Williams University 67-56 before bowing out in the second round.
Cole was recognized as the 2014 Russell Athletic/WBCA NCAA Division III Region 2 Coach of the Year after leading her team's extraordinary run and coached 2013-14 SUNYAC Player of the Year Kathleen Payne. Payne went on to capture some seven postseason honors including Honorable Mention All-American accolades by two agencies (WBCA and D3Hoops.com).
Under Cole, the Cardinals have set several team records, including season victories (23) in 2013-14. Over half of the program's eight 1,000-point scorers have played under Cole as Scottie Rovito and Erin Hutchinson became the first set of teammates to accomplish the feat in the same season (2003-04). Several Cardinals have earned All-SUNYAC honors 19 times during her tenure.
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.
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