Resource Links

Fredonia Campus:

Pride Alliance: GLBTQIA student activist group. Pride commits itself to the education and activism of the GLBT community and its allies.
Contact Information:
Center for Multicultural Affairs
E-125 Thompson Hall

SafeZone Committee: works to foster the development of an atmosphere of growth and enrichment for all. Specifically, its goal is to provide the campus community with education and training to promote the understanding of issues affecting lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender/transexual individuals. Further, we act as advocates for LGBT students, faculty, and staff; ultimately striving to create an open and just University.
Contact Information:
Ricky Reiss, SafeZone Chair
Residence Director, Schulz Hall

Center for Multicultural Affairs (CMA): plans and implements educational, cultural, social programs on diversity to facilitate cross cultural dialogue for the entire campus. The CMA houses Pride Alliance and other multicultural student organizations.
Contact Information:
Averl Harbin, Director
E-125 Thompson Hall

Counseling Center: Professional counselors work individually or with groups to help students understand themselves better, resolve problems, come to terms with difficult issues, and/or address important decisions. The purpose of counseling is not to tell students what to do, but to emphasize the ultimate responsibility each person has in conducting his or her own life.
Contact Information:
LoGrasso Hall

Student Affairs/Judicial Affairs: oversees all areas of the student's experience with special emphasis on educational and social experiences outside the classroom. Student Affairs house the Office of Judicial Affairs, which oversee the campus disciplinary system. Students can file complaints of misconduct, harassment, and other violations of the student code of conduct with the Office of Judicial Affairs.
Contact Information:
Gregory Hall, 2nd floor

University Police: campus law enforcement department, staffed 24/7. Students can file complaints of misconduct, harassment, and other violations of the student code of conduct, local, and state laws with University Police.
Contact Information:
Gregory Hall, 2nd floor

Affirmative Action Office: administers policies and procedures to comply with federal and state nondiscrimination, equal employment opportunity and affirmative action laws, rules, regulations and executive orders, and Fredonia’s policies that prohibit harassment and discrimination based on race, sex, sexual orientation, ethnicity, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital status, and arrest and/or conviction record. Affirmative Action investigates complaints of discrimination, harassment, sexual harassment and retaliation.
Contact Information:
Saundra Liggins, Interim Director


Off-Campus/Local Resources:

Please note that off-campus resources include Chautauqua County and the Buffalo area.

Pride Center of Western New York (PCWNY): The mission of PCWNY is to work with the community to make Western New York a safe, healthy, and satisfying place for lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, and transgender people to live, work, and establish their families. By working with organizations, businesses, and individuals.
Contact Information:
206 S. Elmwood Ave
Buffalo, NY 14201

Gay & Lesbian Youth Services of Western New York: The GLYS mission is to provide an accepting environment to enhance the personal growth of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered and questioning youth in Western New York. GLYS advocates for community awareness and acceptance of young people of all sexual orientations and gender identities.
Contact Information:
371 Delaware Ave
Buffalo, NY 14202

Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG): PFLAG promotes the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons, their families and friends through: support, to cope with an adverse society; education, to enlighten an ill-informed public; and advocacy, to end discrimination and to secure equal civil rights. Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays provides opportunity for dialogue about sexual orientation and gender identity, and acts to create a society that is healthy and respectful of human diversity.
Contact Information:

PFLAG Chautauqua:
PO Box 658
Chautauqua, NY 14722

PFLAG Buffalo/Niagara Area:
PO Box 617
Buffalo, NY 14207

PFLAG Erie & Crawford Counties:
PO Box 8914
Erie, PA 16505

Outcome: Buffalo’s LGBT newspaper :

Erie Gay News: Erie, PA LGBT newspaper (covers Chautauqua County) :


Web Resources:

Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD): GLAAD’s mission is to amplify the voice of the LGBT community by empowering real people to share their stories, hold the media accountable for the words and images they present, and helping grassroots organizations communicate effectively. By ensuring that the stories of LGBT people are heard through the media, GLAAD promotes understanding, increases acceptance, and advances equality.

The Advocate (Internet Edition): GLBT News Magazine

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU): Nonpartisan organization which brings lawsuits on such topics as discrimination, parenting, etc. designed to impact civil rights and constitutional law in order to achieve GLBT equality

Bisexual Resource Center: Provides education about and support for bisexual issues.

Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network (GLSEN): Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network; organization for students, parents, and teachers which works to affect positive change in schools

Human Rights Campaign (HRC): Organization which works for GLBT equal rights by lobbying the federal government, educating the public, participating in campaigns, and providing support and information about GLBT issues

Lambda Legal: Legal organization working for civil rights of GLBT people and people with HIV/AIDS

The Trevor Project: The Trevor Project provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth.
Trevor Lifeline: 1-866-488-7386

Campus Pride: Campus Pride is an organization for student leaders and campus groups working to create a safer college environment for LGBT students.

National Gay and Lesbian TaskForce (NGLTF): The mission of the NGLTF is to build the political power of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.

Here Media/PlanetOut:, Media corporation that publishes The Advcoate, Out and other print and web-based LGBT media

Anti-Violence Project (AVP): AVP works to end violence in all its forms against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and HIV affected (LGBTQH) communities. AVP serves victim of hate crime/violence and domestic violence.

Safezone - Counseling Center

LoGrasso Hall
State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
(716) 673-3424 phone