UW-Milwaukee, Green Bay make list of top LGBTQ-friendly schools
Campus Pride recently announced the 25 colleges and universities leading the way for LGBTQ inclusion in policies, programs and practices.
The list includes University of Wisconsin–Green Bay and University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee.
Campus Pride provides resource for students and families to find the best campuses for LGBTQ inclusion and safety. The organization works alongside students, faculty and staff at more than 1,400 campuses to support and improve the quality of campus life for LGBTQ people.
CP chose the 25 campuses this year based on overall ratings on its Campus Pride Index and specific LGBTQ-inclusive benchmark measures.
“It is both exciting and promising to see the diversity and growth of the number of campuses participating in the Campus Pride Index. Particularly, we see institutions thoughtfully considering the inclusion of queer spectrum and trans spectrum policies and programs,” said Sue Rankin, with Campus Pride’s Q Research Institute for Higher Education. “In the current political climate, where executive orders by the president of the United States are rescinding decades of progressive work, this work on college campuses is more important than ever.”
In order to be in the top 25, an institution had to score the highest percentages in benchmarks for policies, programs and practices.
The listing includes colleges from 16 states.
The campuses represent a range of academic studies with student populations from 807 to more than 45,000, public and private schools alike.
— WiG reports