Come to Events, Find the Unicorn!

During convention in Montreal the CLGBTA created a nifty passport for participants to complete to win a pair of tickets to Cabaret.


Here's how you do it:

  1. Attend specially marked events on our passport or convention guide throughout convention
  2. Take a selfie, groupie or do your artistic best with our special guests, the CLGBTA Unicorns, at each event
  3. Post to social media or save on your phone (make sure to ask anyone in the photo before you post!)
  4. To be fully entered join us at the Soirée on March 7 as the last event to be marked off and show us your album of photos with our Unicorns to be entered into the drawing for a pair of seated tickets to Cabaret! .

Download the Passport to know where to find a unicorn.

CLGBTA Passport

Cabaret 2016 will take place on Tuesday, March 8 at the Palais Des Congres on the final night of the ACPA Convention! This year will mark the 19th edition of this now legendary show, a night when members and friends of the association leave it all out on the floor for charity!

Tickets for this fun-filled extravaganza go on sale Friday, February 12, 2016.


2016 CLGBTA Award Winners

Val DuMontier New Professional Chelsea Fullerton, Lehigh University
Outstanding ServiceMark Chung Kwan Fan, Saint Louis University
Research RecognitionReginald Blockett, Indiana University Bloomington
Public ServicePat Tetreault, University of Nebraska Lincoln

Congratulations to Our Newly Elected Members of the CLGBTA!

Director of Convention Programs
Paige Davies

Director of Development
Todd C. Snovel

Director of Administration
Erin Hensley

Vice Chair for Administration
Mark Chung Kwan Fan

Paul Hart Memorial Fund Scholarship

Hello ACPA membership! As you are making plans for the 2016 ACPA Annual Convention in Montreal, we are releasing our annual application for the Paul Hart AIDS Memorial Fund Scholarship. The Paul Hart AIDS Memorial Fund Scholarship is now available to members of ACPA to support attendance of professionals at the 2016 ACPA Annual Convention. The Paul Hart Scholarship is administered by the Coalition for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Awareness (CLGBTA) within ACPA: College Student Educators International.

The Paul Hart AIDS Memorial Fund Scholarship was established in 1995 to provide scholarships for ACPA members who are either living with HIV/AIDS, or have a family member, dependent, partner, spouse, or child living with HIV/AIDS so that they may attend the Annual Convention. Scholarship funds are made available from Paul Hart's estate, and donations that are received year-round. Scholarships are awarded to those individuals who would not be able to attend the Annual Convention without such financial assistance.

Please click here for more information and to access the application form. Application forms are due by 5:00 pm on Friday, February 6, 2016 and can be emailed to Kathleen Hobson at kathleen.hobson@unt.eduREAD MORE

FORWARD: The Campaign for the CLGBTA is a fundraising campaign to increase awareness about the history and achievements of the CLGBTA and to raise money for the CLGBTA grant (which benefits colleges and universities' efforts to provide resources and support for LGBT communities).
Our goal is that at least 500 donors across the lifespan of the campaign will donate a total of $30,000. The campaign will conclude at the 2017 ACPA Convention in Columbus, Ohio. 

Who We Are

The Coalition for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Awareness (CLGBTA) is one of the Entity Groups within ACPA charged to increase awareness, eliminate oppression, and provide support for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community in higher education, for faculty, students, and staff. We strive to further professional competencies related to topics as campus climate, equity, identity development, research & scholarship, and program development for the LGBTQ community.

Core Values

Education- raising awareness and supporting research about identity development and hot topic issues for the LGBTQ community within higher education

Advocacy- work to create inclusive, equitable environments, to eliminate oppression and to influence student affairs policy for the LGBTQ community

Networking- providing space and a support environment for LGBTQ professionals to affirm and celebrate identity

Have ideas or feedback about how the CLGBTA can best serve you, a campus community, and/or the Association? Contact us!