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2018-09-06 13:08:14

 

LGBT-friendly college list announced for 2018. Which states made the cut?

Campus Pride released its “Best of the Best” Top 30 LGBT-friendly college list yesterday.

The extensive resource list highlights the campuses across the nation setting the tone for the “highest standards for LGBT-inclusion in policy, program and practice,” according to the organization.

Also, for the first time in its history, the organization chose to also recognize a Top 5 community college as one of the “Best of the Best” on their LGBT-friendly list.

Campus Pride chose the 30 campuses this year based on their overall ratings on the Campus Pride Index and specific LGBT-inclusive benchmark measures. In addition, the Top 5 community colleges and two year colleges were the highest overall rating for these campuses.

The Campus Pride Index, currently 330+ campuses, is the premier national benchmarking tool which self-assesses LGBT-friendly policies, programs and practices. The tool is free of charge and can be found online at CampusPrideIndex.org.

Campus Pride works alongside students, faculty, staff, and administrators at 1400+ campuses annually to help support and improve the quality of campus life for LGBT people.

“LGBT youth and families want to know what campuses are doing when it comes to inclusive policies, programs and practices – not only for four year colleges, but also two year colleges,” said Shane Windmeyer, executive director of Campus Pride and creator of the Campus Pride Index.

“Campus Pride is proud at the growing number of campuses that are improving their LGBT campus climate and wanting to be the ‘Best of the Best’ each year,” Windmeyer added.

What does it take to make the list? An institution had to score the highest percentages in the LGBT-friendly benchmarks for policies, programs and practices.

Who made the cut? Well, these guys (in alphabetical order).

Augsburg University – Minneapolis, MNElon University – Elon, NCGuilford College – Guilford, NCHarvey Mudd College – Claremont, CAIndiana University Bloomington – Bloomington, INIthaca College – Ithaca, NYKansas State University – Manhattan, KSLehigh University – Bethlehem, PAMacalester College – Saint Paul, MNMontclair State University – Montclair, NJThe Ohio State University – Columbus, OHThe Pennsylvania State University – University Park, PAPortland State University – Portland, ORPrinceton University – Princeton, NJRutgers, The State University of New Jersey-New Brunswick – New Brunswick, NJSan Diego State University – San Diego, CASouthern Oregon University – Ashland, ORTufts University – Medford, MAUniversity of Colorado at Boulder – Boulder, COUniversity of Kentucky – Lexington, KYUniversity of Louisville – Louisville, KYUniversity of Maryland, College Park – College Park, MDUniversity of Massachusetts Amherst – Amherst, MAUniversity of Oregon – Eugene, ORUniversity of Pennsylvania – Philadelphia, PAUniversity of Washington – Seattle, WAUniversity of Wisconsin – Eau Claire, WIUniversity of Wisconsin – Green Bay, WIUniversity of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, WIWashington State University – Pullman, WA

Community College List College of Lake County – Grayslake, ILNorth Seattle College – Seattle, WAPellissippi State Community College – Knoxville, TNRed Rocks Community College – Lakewood, COSUNY Rockland Community College – Suffern, NY


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