LGBTQ Programs


Student Ambassador Personal Statement

William Paterson LGBTQ+ students deserve to have fun, educational and safe places they can go to on campus where they can freely express who they are. They should be supported in their right to have events that make them feel welcome and create educational spaces for the WPU community.

LGBTQ Programs Mission

As part of the division of Student Development, the William Paterson University Women's Center works to expand the understanding of women's and gender issues, empower students to explore options in their lives, and motivate the campus community toward greater involvement in these issues as leaders, allies, and agents of change.

LGBTQ Programs Vision

As part of the division of Student Development, the William Paterson University Women's Center works to expand the understanding of women's and gender issues, empower students to explore options in their lives, and motivate the campus community toward greater involvement in these issues as leaders allies and agents of change.

LGBTQ Programs Goals

Working collaboratively with on and off campus services, programs, and student organization, the Women's Center strives to:

  • Support women's equity and achievement towards intellectual, professional, and personal goals
  • Participate in the formulation and review of campus policies, procedures, and programs relating to gender equity
  • Facilitate and strengthen connections amoung people across lines of difference and enhance students' lives through educational programs and experiential, addressing the diverse backgrounds and experiences of all people.
  • Connect students to existing campus and community resources and services
  • Celebrate women whose lives, achievements, and contributions inspire, motivate and challence
  • Challence gender-based oppression and violence through education, support, and advocacy

LGBTQ Student Ambassador

  • Matthew Diaz

  • He, Him, His

  • Majors: Women's & Gender Studies
    Sociology Concentration: Social Services
    Minor: Health Studies

  • Email:
    diazm39@student.wpunj.edu

Contact Us

The Women's Center
John Victor Machuga Student Center
Third Floor Room 313
Phone: 973-720-2946
Fax: 973-720-3644
E-mail: womenscenter@wpunj.edu

If you are experiencing an
EMERGENCY REQUIRING IMMEDIATE ATTENTION
call 911 or Campus Police at
973-720-2301

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