LGBTQA+ Student Resources

LGBTQA+ Student Resources

Penn State Hazleton is committed to creating an environment inclusive to all students, including those who identify within the LGBTQA+ community. The campus community demonstrates their commitment to inclusion by supporting students, providing educational opportunities, and serving as advocates.

Hazleton LGBTQA+ Student Resource Person
Devon Marie Purington
Associate Director of Student Services & Engagement
dmp28@psu.edu
570-450-3067

North Residence Life Suite
Hazleton, PA 18202

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
In the role of student resource person, Devon Marie Purington serves as a member of the Coalition for Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (CSOGI) and a liaison to University Park’s LGBTQA+ Student Resource Center.

LGBTQA+ Student Resource Center (University Park)
814-863-1248
lgbtqa@psu.edu
https://studentaffairs.psu.edu/lgbtqa/

101 Bouke Building,
University Park, PA 16802

The LGBTQA+ Student Resource Center’s mission statement reads:  The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Ally (LGBTQA) Student Resource Center provides a comprehensive range of education, information, and advocacy services. We work to create and maintain an open, safe, and inclusive environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer students at The Pennsylvania State University.

Safe Zone Members
Many staff and faculty members across Penn State Hazleton received specialized Safe Zone 101 training as a part of the Safe Zone Program. The Safe Zone program is intended to help create visibility of the LGBTQA+ student populations, understand the issues facing LGBTQA+ students, and make students aware of the various resources available to them. Students are encouraged to contact one or more of the following Safe Zone Members for more information.

Ryan Aten
Athletics
rta10@psu.edu

Carl Frankel
Biology
csf1@psu.edu

Maggie Froehlich
Letters, Arts, and Sciences
mgf10@psu.edu

Michael Polgar        
Sociology
mfp11@psu.edu

Erik Angel
Library Services
ema33@psu

Carol Jastremsky    
Admissions
caj8@psu.edu

Kaitlyn Krasucki
Career Services
kak6071@psu.edu

Eileen Morgan
English
egm1@psu.edu

Elena Boyle
Admissions
ejb20@psu.edu

Sarah Evancho
Financial Aid
sjw37@psu.edu

Lorie Kramer
Education
lrk148@psu.edu

Jennifer LaRegina
Health & Wellness
jll49@psu.edu

Tammy Spevak
Disability Services
tus25@psu.edu

Suzanne Bahrt
Academic Affairs
sjb13@psu.edu

Allen Koehler
Admissions
amk471@psu.edu

Nicholas Tomaskovic
Admissions
nzt1@psu.edu

Elizabeth Wright
Academic Affairs
ejw12@psu.edu

Lori Yeager
Academic Affairs
lay5071@psu.edu

Devon Purington
Student Services & Engagement
dmp28@psu.edu

Tracy Garnick
Student Services & Engagement
tlg19@psu.edu

 

Gender & Sexuality Alliance
Students at Penn State Hazleton have formed a student group called the Gender & Sexuality Alliance (GSA). The group chose a name that represented their intention to be as inclusive as possible and invites everyone to join them, regardless of their gender or sexual identity. The organization is open to LGBTQA+ community members and allies, alike. The organization strives to provide support, education and advocacy to the LGBTQA+ community and the larger Penn State Hazleton community.