Provost Robert Shelton will be the committee's point man until decisions are made about further action.
"(The resource center) has been formally constituted," Shelton said.
"I'm very optimistic to figure out what we should do."
Shelton said members were chosen for the planning committee after he received input from faculty and student leaders in active communication with him.
He will deliver the formal charge at the first committee meeting, which might take place the first week of October.
The charge outlines six areas Shelton wants the committee to address: student support services, academic issues and curriculum development, employee and faculty benefits, public service training, development objectives and institutional structure.
Melissa Exum, dean of students, has signed on as a faculty representative for the planning committee.
Exum said the first task the committee must address is determining its overall objective. "We need to make an assessment of the climate and find out what resources are available to the LGBT student population," Exum said, adding that it was important to see how classroom experiences affect LGBT students' lives.
"We also have to focus on what's going on in the classroom and how it affects student life on campus."