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Spectrum

Spectrum strives to strengthen, foster, and affirm an inclusive, welcoming academic and campus environment for all students regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity and/or gender expression for the purpose of upholding our University’s Catholic, Vincentian, and Metropolitan mission.

University LGBTQ+ Resources
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Spectrum fulfills students’ opportunities to further actualize the University’s mission and core values by developing spiritual and personal growth, nurturing awareness and understanding, and embodying the spirit of empathy through a welcoming community that cultivates and reflects the values of human dignity, diversity, compassion, and inclusiveness.

In acknowledging these opportunities, Spectrum sets its foundation upon four pillars: Support, Education, Faith, and Service.

Queens Campus

Co-President
Leigha Clarke (she/hers)
Major: Psychology
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Co-President
Joanne Fung (she/hers)
Major: Pharmacy
[email protected]

Secretary
Eliz Maria Benny (they/them)
Major: Psychology
[email protected]

Past President
Andy Ma (he/his)
Major: Communication Arts
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Past Vice President
Noah S. (they/them)
Major: Psychology
[email protected]

Matthew Pucciarelli, PhD (he/his)
Associate Provost of Global Programs
Newman Hall
[email protected]
718-990-7614

Jackie Lochrie (she/hers)
Senior Associate Dean of Student Services, Acting Dean of Students & Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Peter J. Tobin College of Business, Garden Level
loc[email protected]
718-990-7614

Education Advisor

Shanté Paradigm Smalls, PhD (they/them)
Associate Professor, Department of English
St. Augustine Hall
[email protected]
718-990-2936

Faith Advisor

Jimmy Walters, EdD (he/his)
Director of Residence Ministry and Catholic Scholars Program
Adjunct Faculty, School of Education and Institute for Core Studies
O’Connor Hall
[email protected]
718-990-6327

Staten Island Campus

President
Sabrina Rizzi (she/her)

Vice President
Danielle Falco

Secretary
James Imperatrice (he/his)

Treasurer
Grace Garlisi (she/hers)

Internal Communications
Peter Trapanese (he/they)

David N. Gachigo
Associate Dean Student Affairs Student Life
Staten Island Campus Center B9
[email protected]
718-390-4345

Safe Zone Training

Safe Zone training is a diversity and sensitivity workshop that helps participants work with, understand, and support the LGBTQ+ community at St. John's University and beyond. We’re proud to partner with the Office of Multicultural Affairs on Safe Zone.

Bias Report

Members of the St. John’s community can share or report experiences or concerns regarding incidents of bias, discrimination, harassment and/or microaggressions that may occur within the university community: Microaggression and/or Bias Related Incident Report.