Mallory Sepler-King one of three students on UC's LGBT Task Force

January 11, 2013

Mallory Sepler-King
This 3L serves on the UC Office of the President's LGBT Task Force, launched in summer 2012 to ensure UC campuses are welcome and inclusive environments for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students, faculty and staff. Task force members are gathering information to craft a comprehensive action plan to present to the UCOP in mid-2014. One of only three students appointed to the task force, Sepler-King has been working with UCI's LGBT Resource Center to identify issues both specific to the campus and system wide. Some of the needs are surprisingly basic: None of the campuses currently requires LGBT cultural competency training for students and faculty, and there's a scarcity of non-gender public restrooms on UCI and UC Merced's campuses, Sepler-King said. At the task force's Feb. 1 meeting, members will be assigned individual projects. Click here for the UC news release about the task force.