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LGBTQ Liaison Program

LGBTQ+ Liaisons are staff and/or faculty members of Clemson University who serve as a link between their office/department and the Harvey and Lucinda Gantt Multicultural Center. Liaisons are tasked with identifying and sharing LGBTQ+ specific resources for students, staff, and faculty within their host office/department.

In addition, LGBTQ+ Liaisons may be tasked with assisting Gantt staff with coordination of programs and services aimed at supporting LGBTQ+ students at Clemson University if called upon.  Though LGBTQ Liaisons are not intended to be the only LGBTQ+ affirming members of their respective organizations, they are meant to serve as the starting point of contact for students seeking LGBTQ+ inclusivity and affirmation in their organizations.

If you are interested in becoming an LGBTQ+ Liaison for your office or department, please contact Ciera Durden at

  • Clemson Home

    SuzanneDr. Suzanne Price
    Director of Residential Learning

    Suzanne has worked at Clemson University for over twenty years, during which time she has seen many positive changes, but there is still more work to do!  She is an advocate for inclusive excellence and wants every student at CU to thrive and reach their full potential.

  • College of Science

    MariaMaria Petrakos, MNM
    Grants Coordinator, College of Science

    Maria has worked for Clemson since 2017 after a career in the nonprofit sector in Central Florida. She enjoys hiking, yoga, reading, good food and spending time with family and friends.

  • Cooper Library

    MaggieMaggie Mason Smith
    Library Specialist in Resource Sharing

    Maggie manages PASCAL Delivers and Scan & Deliver Services.  PASCAL is a state-wide borrowing and lending consortium that offers faculty, staff, and students access to materials outside of Cooper’s collection, while Scan & Deliver is an article and chapter scanning service for items located within the libraries. Outside of her day-to-day responsibilities in Cooper, she tries to stay involved in multicultural events around campus.  Outside of work altogether, she reads a lot of young adult books, watches soccer and Marvel movies, looks at pictures of animals on the internet, and treats her cat like a baby.

  • Financial Aid

    AmyAmy F. Burke
    Financial Aid Counselor and Outreach Coordinator

    Originally hailing from Detroit, Amy earned her BS in Health and Wellness Promotion from the University of North Carolina, Asheville, and her Master’s in Counselor Education and Student Affairs here at Clemson University. She is currently pursuing her PhD. She has worked in financial aid for five years, first as a graduate student and currently as a Financial Aid Counselor and Outreach Coordinator. Amy finds passion in helping students and families work through both financial aid processes and financial literacy resources to improve access to higher education. She also volunteers on campus as an advisor for multiple student organizations and has a mildly alarming obsession with chucks.

  • Fraternity and Sorority Life

    Photo of TrishTrish Robinson
    Associate Director, Fraternity and Sorority Life

    Trish works with the Cultural Based Fraternal Organizations in Fraternity and Sorority Life. Trish enjoys serving on various committees and collaborating with other offices/departments on events to stay engaged with students outside of Greek life. When she isn’t working, she likes spending time with her dog Twinkle.

  • The Graduate School

    JillJill E. Bunch
    Director of Communications at the Graduate School

    Jill directs the internal and external communications at the Graduate School. She enjoys sewing, fixing mechanical stuff, and, as her family points out frequently, “she reads a lot.”

  • Redfern Health Center, Student Health Services

    StephanieStephanie Bagwell
    Nursing Supervisor

    Stephanie has been a Registered Nurse for eight years and is honored to serve the students of Clemson University.  Caring for others is part of who she is am, and she truly believes a little kindness goes a long way.