Join LGBTQ of Hunterdon County for a workshop exploring the role of universities' in supporting LGBTQ youth as they transition to college. Maren Greathouse, director of the Tyler Clementi Center at Rutgers University, will share a brief history on the establishment of LGBTQ programs in higher education, discuss the impact of resources (or lack thereof) for LGBTQ college students and what youth should look for when they are researching LGBTQ-friendly institutions.
Presenter Biography Maren Greathouse is the executive director of the Tyler Clementi Center (TCC) at Rutgers University. The mission of the Tyler Clementi Center is centered on creating and sharing knowledge about young people making the transition to college and coming of age in the digital era. Independently and in partnership with organizations and units within and beyond Rutgers, the TCC promotes interdisciplinary research, education, and programs that focus on examining and improving the experiences of youth. Ms. Greathouse founded and served as the inaugural Director of the LGBTQ & Diversity Resource Center at Rutgers University-Newark from 2011-2016. This program served as a hub for LGBTQ resources, student support, educational outreach, research initiatives, institutional advocacy and community partnership with LGBTQ stakeholders. Ms. Greathouse graduated from St. Cloud State University with a Masters of Science degree in Social Responsibility and is currently pursuing a terminal degree in Higher Education Leadership with the Rutgers Graduate School of Education. Her research interests include equity and diversity, student affairs praxis and class dynamics in higher education.