About & Contact

The mission of LGBTQ+ Western is to advance the holistic thriving of diverse LGBTQ+ students, faculty, and staff by collaboratively engaging the Western community with transformational knowledge, resources, advocacy, and celebration.  LGBTQ+ Western is committed to learning about and celebrating sexual orientation and gender identity diversity as they intersect with race, ethnicity, nationality, ability, religion, and other aspects of identity and experience.

LGBTQ+ Western was established with the hiring of the LGBTQ+ Director in August 2018. As of Spring 2022, former LGBTQ+ Director Litav Langley is now the Assistant Vice President for Accessibility, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Division of Enrollment and Student Services. JoeHahn joined Western as our new LGBTQ+ Director in August 2022!

Our team has grown quickly. We now have Ayanna Phillips (she/her) as our Program Manager and multiple student staff roles:

  • Community Development Co-Coordinators
  • Education & Advocacy Co-Coordinators
  • Black LGBTQ+ Thriving Collective Co-Coordinators
  • Media & Outreach Co-Coordinators
  • Drag Show Coordinator (seasonal)
  • LGBTQ+ Intern (Currently open, work study only)


Contact LGBTQ+ Western

JoeHahn is the LGBTQ+ Director. They welcome meeting with students, families, and colleagues on campus or via Zoom. You can stop in anytime during business hours (M-F 8-5). Drop-in hours are currently set for Wednesdays 9am. You can schedule a 1:1 meeting using Calendy up to 24 hours in advance. You can also message them on Teams!

JoeHahn in a blue patterned shirt smiling in front of blurred foliage

LGBTQ+ Director


Pronouns: He/They
Multicultural Center, Viking Union 746
(360) 650-7583

ADEI Unit Program Manager

Ayanna Phillips

Pronouns: She/her
Multicultural Center, Viking Union 746
(360) 650-4556
ayanna.phillips@wwu.edu or lgbtq@wwu.edu

LGBTQ+ Student Staff Office & Clothing Closet

Viking Union 723

Current Office Hours

M: 10-5
T: 10-5
W: 10-5
Th: 10-5
F: 10-4

Office hours may vary based on events and intersession.

LGBTQ+ Western professional staff are available M-F 8am-5pm.

LGBTQ+ Lounge

Viking Union 722

Open during regular Viking Union hours. Please contact the Information Desk if the door is locked.