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LGBTQ+ and Allies


The LGBTQ+ and Allies Faculty/Staff Affinity Group is a community for all employees at Christopher Newport University who are dedicated to ensuring a more inclusive campus community that visibly welcomes, supports and empowers individuals of all sexual orientations and gender identities.


The intention of this faculty/staff affinity group is to embrace and support all individuals without judgement regardless of one’s sexual orientation and gender identity. We strive, as a group, to encourage active engagement of the diverse constituencies across campus by serving as a resource for LGBTQ+ persons and allies. We will actively cultivate a campus community whereby LGBTQ+ persons and allies are seen, safe, and valued through creating a culture that respects, celebrates, and champions sexual and gender diversity. We aim to promote the visibility and presence of LGBTQ+ persons and allies as integral members of the CNU community by fostering confidence, agency, resilience, connection, knowledge, and pride. These intentions will be realized through organizing events and activities, social gatherings, mentorship, and other programs.


If interested in joining the group and receiving regular updates on the activities, please send an email to Geoffrey Klein, Vice Provost, at

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