PEFSA is a University Resource Group established in the Fall of 2006 to promote the interests of LGBTQ+ and allied faculty and staff at UT Austin. All UT faculty and staff are welcome to join. Help us to make a difference!


  • To promote the welfare of LGBTQ+ faculty and staff and their allies at the University of Texas at Austin
  • To provide a mechanism for faculty and staff to network and support each other’s work efforts
  • To offer opportunities for faculty and staff to meet in culturally and socially supportive gatherings
  • To organize informational workshops and training about LGBTQ+ issues
  • To share university and community resources related to LGBTQ+ faculty and staff
  • To provide a forum to exchange ideas and information with administration and the broader University community about LGBTQ+ issues on campus
  • To focus on strengthening recruitment and retention of faculty and initial employment and career growth of staff