Luca Maurer

Executive Director for Student Equity, Inclusion and Belonging

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Luca Maurer

Luca Maurer is the Executive Director of Student Equity, Inclusion and Belonging within Ithaca College’s Center for Equity, Inclusion and Belonging. 

Maurer is the co-author of “The Teaching Transgender Toolkit: A Facilitator’s Guide to Increasing Knowledge, Decreasing Prejudice & Building Skills,” a detailed collection of best practices, lesson plans and resources on planning, facilitating and navigating the nuances of teaching about transgender people, identities and experiences. He is also co-author of “The LGBTQIA+ Supportive Campus: Developing Effective Policies, Programs & Practices,” co-editor of the book “Doing Gender Diversity: Readings in Theory and Real-World Experience,” and has written for a variety of publications, served as a consultant/trainer and given numerous presentations on such topics as sexual orientation, gender identity, disability issues and HIV/AIDS. He has served on the editorial boards of the American Journal of Sexuality Education and of The Prevention Researcher, a multidisciplinary journal focusing on successful adolescent development and at-risk youth.

Formerly the founding director of Ithaca College's Center for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Education, Outreach and Services, under Maurer’s leadership, Ithaca College has been ranked as one of the 25 best campuses in the nation for LGBT students and one of the top 10 transgender-friendly colleges and universities. Services and policies to support transgender students at Ithaca College include a transgender housing and chosen (preferred) name policies, a map of single-occupancy campus restrooms and a specialized voice and communication clinic for members of the transgender community.


The American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists has designated Maurer a Certified Sexuality Educator and Counselor, and he is also a Certified Family Life Educator through the National Council on Family Relations.


  • LGBT rights and issues
  • Transgender experiences
  • Sexual orientation
  • Gender identity
  • Gender diversity
  • Disability issues

Contact Information

Contact Luca Maurer at the Center for Equity, Inclusion and Belonging.

Job Hall (Second Floor #221)