Registration Now Open for 5th Annual Gathering, June 23-26, 2014!


In order to advance pluralism, acknowledge a scholarly area of investigation, and deepen learning in higher education, as educational professionals we need to expand our circle of inclusion and broaden our definition of diversity by increasing Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Studies.

Expanding the Circle continues into its fifth year after two successful national conferences in 2010 and 2011 and two summer institutes in 2012 and 2013.

What does Expanding the Circle mean for you and your work? Hear from past attendees about their experiences!

This program is designed for academic deans and administrators, faculty and faculty development specialists, student life professionals, campus counselors, students, and non-profit professionals who seek to advance LGBTQ issues and concerns in the academy. Through this gathering, we will engage in experiential workshops and heartfelt dialogue. Goals of the 2014 Summer Institute will include creating greater inclusion for all members of our campus communities, and enriching the quality of education and scholarship in higher education.

Throughout the three-day Institute we will direct our attention to best practices and initiatives in higher education.

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Sean Cahill at Expanding the Circle Conference

Keynote Speaker

Sean Cahill, Ph.D, Director of Health Policy Research at the Fenway Institute

Monday, June 23, 2014. 7:00PM

Speakers at Expanding the Circle Conference


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Thank you to our partners who help make Expanding the Circle possible.

San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge

Travel Guide

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Explore the beautiful city of San Francisco during your stay and the sights and culture of the region.