A Brief History

Founded April 20, 1994, the GLBTSU (formerly B-GLAD) is a student, faculty and staff organization at East Carolina University that is dedicated to the promotion of diversity awareness and GLBT education on campus as well as in the community.

Shortly after amending the organization's constitution with a non-discriminatory policy that added gender identity and gender expression, the Bisexuals, Gays, Lesbians, and Allies for Diversity (B-GLAD) student organization adopted a new name in order to be more inclusive of the transgendered community, resulting in the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgendered Student Union (GLBTSU).

Who We Are Today

As an ever-growing and prominent student organization on our campus, we recognize the needs of many of our members and student body as they relate to GLBT student issues. We continually strive to provide an accessible network of resources to all students, and provide personal and professional support to those who seek it.

We work hard to ensure that the climate on campus is suitable for persons from all walks of life, particularly our GLBT students and Allies, by engaging faculty, staff, and administration to make real impacting differences in our university system that aid these goals.


Current Executive Committee (2016 - 2017):

Jon Cockerham – President

Jon is a Sophomore at East Carolina University, he is majoring in Political Science while simultaneously double majoring in Communications with a focus in Journalism. He and his Partner are both Resource Office Assistants / Panelists with the LGBT Resource Office. Jon is also on the Pledge Purple Committee and the Civility Summit, he is also on the Chancellors Round Table. Jon is excited to serve you as the President of the GLBTSU.


Daniel Pope - Secretary


Amy Bright -Treasurer






Faculty Advisor - Aaron Lucier

Aaron Lucier is the Director of Housing Operations at ECU.  He has been the staff adviser to the GLBTSU (formerly B-GLAD) since 1996.  He enjoys volunteering and being active in the community.  Currently, he is on the boards of Pitt County AIDS Service Organization and Equality North Carolina. Aaron has his Bachelors Degree from the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, and his Masters Degree from Florida State University. He lives in Greenville with his partner of 16 years, with their two dogs. They also foster Basset Hounds, for the Carolina Basset Hound Rescue Group.

Current Board Chair Members:

Austin Elliott - Chair Member



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