Center for Psychological Studies

Student Organizations

GSSA Gay Straight Student Association


The Gay Straight Student Association is committed to promote a welcoming climate for sexual-minority students (i.e., Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender) and non-sexual-minority students who are interested in working together to achieve a better understanding of the GLBT population. It strives to enhance training and research in GLBT counseling and psychotherapy.

As part of its mission the GSSA seeks to

Consistent with its mission the GSSA has also become active in various community service venues.  For example, GSSA was a co-sponsor and members served as volunteers at the SunServe Social Services Center.  This organization holds an annual GLBT family conference entitled “Valuing Our Families”. GSSA members have also volunteered their time at the Poverello Center (a local HIV/AIDS community based food bank and thrift store) and at the Fort Lauderdale Gay and Lesbian Community Center (GLCC).

The GSSA is currently advised by Dr. Moragne. The GSSA encourages everyone to attend its meetings.


2010-2011 Executive Board

gssa officers
President Jessica Aron
Vice President David Bright
Secretary Robyn Yackulich
Outreach Volunteer Coordinator Jessi Wilson
Social Chair Courtney Cantrell
Social Chair Kristie Brandt
Public Relations Maya Pignatore
Historian Kelly Armstrong
First Year Representative Caroline Avitabile
Faculty Advisor Dr. Moragne