Baldwin Wallace LGBT Center
Baldwin Wallace (BW) is committed to the full inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual/pansexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual, and ally students, staff, and faculty — a commitment that BW demonstrated when it became the first university in the United States to break with the United Methodist Church after the church voted to enforce policies that exclude LGBTQ+ clergy and parishioners. We are invested in creating a vibrant and inclusive community that recognizes and celebrates LGBTQ+ contributions to BW!
Allies is BW's LGBTQ+ student group. Allies creates community and provides social support to LGBTQ+ students and their straight allies. A student senate organization, Allies meets twice monthly to explore issues of interest to the LGBTQ+ community and have fun. Allies collaborate with other student groups to create queer-friendly campus programming and organize campus-wide events like Pride Prom.
LGBTQ+ TASK FORCE
The task force is a group of faculty, staff and students committed to promoting the inclusion and visibility of the LGBTQ+ community at BW and beyond. The task force meets monthly to discuss issues pertinent to the LGBTQ+ students, staff and faculty. In recent years, the task force has helped to create gender-inclusive restrooms and housing options on campus and BW’s Chosen Name/Pronoun Option, which allows students to specify the name and pronouns that they would like faculty and staff to use to refer to them.