Mission

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

Savannah MattoxSavannah Mattox

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 LGBTQ+ Welcome Brunch, Lavender Graduation, and National Coming Out Day. Maintains and coordinates the Safe Space Training Program, and oversees Safe Space Facilitators.

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Office: 335 LSU Student Union
Email: smatto2@lsu.edu
Phone: 225-578-4339

StudentInari Owens

LGBTQ+ Project Lead Student Worker

Inari is an out of state student from Phoenix, Arizona. They are a sophomore at Louisiana State University, majoring in English Literature with dual minors in Women’s and Gender Studies and LGBTQ+ Studies. Inari is the Lead Student Worker for the LGBTQ+ Project, as well as the President of the queer pride club Spectrum. In their free time, Inari reads, swims, plays video games, and sword fights with the Society of Creative Anachronism and Dagorhir.

Pronouns: They/Them/Theirs
Email: sowen22@lsu.edu

A photo of a womanAmelia "Millie" Rigdon

LGBTQ+ Project Student Worker

Millie Rigdon grew up in Shreveport, Louisiana. She is a freshman undergraduate student pursuing a degree in Psychology in the Ogden Honors College. She is an undergraduate student worker for the LGBTQ+ Project with a primary focus in event planning. She’s involved in many clubs on campus including Spectrum, Disability Advocacy Council, Feminists in Action, National Alliance on Mental Illness, and You Got Served! She is passionate about advocating for the LGBTQ+ community and assisting allies in becoming more accepting. 

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Julian Vallen

LGBTQ+ Project Student Worker

Julian was raised in Baton Rouge Louisiana. He is a graduating senior at Louisiana State University, majoring in Anthropology with a minor in History. Julian is a member of several clubs on campus including the Tiger Prison Project and Spectrum, and plays intramural soccer.  

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Contact the LGBTQ+ Project

Email Address & Direct Inquiry Form

lgbtqproject@lsu.edu

Direct Inquiry Form

Phone

Office: 225-578-4339

Address

The LGBTQ+ Project

335 LSU Student Union Building 
Louisiana State University 
Baton Rouge, LA 70803