WHERE WE ARE
Our vision is to provide LGBTQ+ youth and adults with a sense of belonging, resources, and the development they need to live authentically and courageously.
73% of LGBTQ+ youth feel that they cannot be themselves in school. We know that schools can be breeding grounds for bullying and disenfranchisement, as school culture systems fail to maintain equitable and inclusive spaces for all students, and district-wide policies fail to protect our most at-risk youth.
We envision more community centers that actively meet the needs of queer youth.
We envision more K-12 schools with Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion practitioners who develop, facilitate, and monitor school-based programs and curricula that promote identity and community development.
We envision more college campuses that not only actively recruit and retain queer students and faculty but form DEI task forces that work to design and implement policies that protect and invest in queer students.
We believe our members and the organizations within our network can build the capacity to achieve such a bold, innovative, and unapologetic reality. Our strategic plan, Imagine 2024, is our blueprint for bringing this vision to fruition.
HOW WE ARE
Our mission has driven our work and inspired our programs for over a decade. This three-pronged approach to our community work has allowed us to center the voices and needs of our most marginalized community members.
The mission of Beta Gamma Chi Fraternity is to:
enhance the quality of life for queer people by implementing and facilitating community programs
uplift, educate, empower, love, and serve members of the LGBTQ+ community by providing ongoing membership and fellowship opportunities
promote the positive welfare of queer people on college campuses by partnering and collaborating with local LGBTQ+ service organizations