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 Whalen
Associate Director of Student Services & Engagement

North Residence Life Suite
Hazleton, PA 18202

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
In the role of student resource person, Devon Marie Whalen 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)

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

Maggie Froehlich
Letters, Arts, and Sciences

Michael Polgar        

Erik Angel
Library Services

Carol Jastremsky    

Kaitlyn Krasucki
Career Services

Eileen Morgan

Elena Boyle

Sarah Evancho
Financial Aid

Lorie Kramer

Jennifer LaRegina
Health & Wellness

Tammy Spevak
Disability Services

Allen Koehler

Nicholas Tomaskovic

Elizabeth Wright
Academic Affairs

Lori Yeager
Academic Affairs

Devon Marie Whalen
Student Services & Engagement

Tracy Garnick
Student Services & Engagement


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.