MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Dozens of people made their way to Hodges Hall Sept. 21 for the unveiling of the university’s new LGBTQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer) center.
The center includes offices, work space for graduate students, conference room, a lounge stocked with literature area that doubles as a casual meeting space and a computer lab for student use.
Director Cris Mayo said many schools in the Big 12 and other land-grant universities also have LGTBQ centers on campus. However, she said WVU’s is meant to take a more academic approach such as offering LGBTQ studies as a minor. Documentaries will be shown at the center, and it will partner with other departments to bring forth new programs.