The LGBTQ+ Project actively works to make Louisiana State University a safer space for all students, faculty, and staff regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression. The Project emphasizes providing educational opportunities, ongoing professional development, and programming for students, staff, faculty, and administration with attention to the unique challenges that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning (LGBTQ+) individuals and their allies often encounter. The Project also works with students, staff, faculty, administration, student organizations, and university departments to represent LGBTQ+ concerns and provide advocacy and resources.
Meet the Team
Wesley E. Heath, M.A.
Assistant Director for Cross-Cultural Affairs
Wes Heath is a native of Anderson, Indiana. In 2014, Wes received a dual-bachelor's degree in Sociology and Psychology from Manchester University in northern Indiana. He attended graduate school at Ball State University where he earned a Master's degree in Sociology. He is currently a doctoral candidate within the Higher Education Administration program at LSU. Wes is responsible for the development and implementation of programs contributing to the goals and initiatives of Office of Multicultural Affairs. His work focuses on researching, designing, and implementing strategies that encourage students to work across social lines, exploring complex notions of diversity, intersectionality, and social justice. He serves as the primary adviser, coordinating academic achievement and leadership development for, Hispanic, Native American, Asian American, and LGBTQ+ student organizations and committees. Wes coordinates the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Celebration Week and oversees the MLK Planning Committee. Wes also provides administrative responsibility for training and development of the student staff, the Safe Spaces/LGBTQ Project Graduate Assistant, and the Latinx/Genesis Graduate Assistant.
Office: 335 A, LSU Student Union
LGBTQ+ Project Graduate Assistant
Savannah Mattox was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. She has a Bachelor
of Arts in Communication with a minor in Ethnic Studies from Saint Mary’s College
of California. Immediately after completing her undergraduate studies in 2018, Savannah
served as a Lasallian Volunteer
in Tucson, AZ as a Border Immersion Assistant in southern Arizona and northern Mexico. Savannah is currently pursuing a PhD in Sociology at Louisiana State University, with an interest in Restorative Justice. She is responsible for coordinating educational activities that raise awareness of, and implementing professional development programs for the LGBTQ+ community members and their allies. She advises student organizations including Spectrum, Qroma, and Louisiana Trans Advocates, and coordinates annual programs and events such as the Louisiana Queer Conference, World Aids Day, Lavender Graduation, and National Coming Out Day. Maintains and coordinates the Safe Space Training Program, and oversees Safe Space Facilitators.
Office: 335 LSU Student Union