Equal Opportunity & Access

University Committee on Sexual Orientation Gender Identity and Expression (UCOSOGIE)

UCOSOGIE is comprised of a diverse group of faculty, staff, and administrators, who are located on both the Macomb and Quad Cities Campus of Western Illinois University. Some members are appointed to represent their "constituency" in order to ensure that various parts of the WIU community are represented. While students are not formal members of the committee, they can attend meetings and serve in an informal capacity.

UCOSOGIE's mission is to design policies that promote the fair treatment and acceptance of all sexual orientations and gender identities and that reduce or eliminate acts of homophobia and heterosexism at WIU, to ensure that those policies are being implemented, and to assist the LGBTQ*A Resource Center and Unity in enhancing the WIU community's understanding of sexual identity and gender identity/expression.

If you have questions for UCOSOGIE, have an issue you would like to bring to the committee's attention, or would like to become a member of UCOSOGIE, please email the committee at UCOSOGIE@wiu.edu or directly contact the current chair, Craig Tollini, at cd-tollini@wiu.edu.

WIU's Discrimination, Harassment, and Sexual Misconduct Policy  & the  President's Statement on Diversity  


LGBTQ*A Resource Center

Out List

Committee Members:

Matthew Beck, Counselor Education
Chase Catalano, Educational Studies
Merrill Cole, English
Ana Diaz, Counseling Center
Andrea Henderson, Equal Opportunity and Access
Julie Herbstrith, Psychology
Barbara Lawhorn, English
Tami McCoy, Equal Opportunity and Access
Justin Schuch, University Housing/Dining Services
Darcie Shinberger, University Relations
Roland (Butch) Smith, Laboratory Animal Care
Danielle Surprenant, Intercollegiate Athletics
William Thompson, University Libraries
Craig Tollini, Sociology and Anthropology
Robert Wallace, Health Center
Tammy Werner, Sociology and Anthropology
Sarah Worthington, Public Safety