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Campus Pride Releases ‘Top 25 List of LGBT-Friendly Colleges & Universities’

Post submitted by Eric Cameron, HRC Digital Media Specialist

Campus Pride today announced its 2012 “Top 25 List of LGBT-Friendly Colleges & Universities.”

The list draws on findings from the 2012 Campus Pride Index, a searchable index presenting in-depth data from over 300 colleges and universities on LGBT-friendly policies, programs and practices. Questionnaire responses from students, faculty and staff are factored into the colleges’ one- to five-star ratings.

The Top 25 list includes (in alphabetical order): Carleton College; Cornell University; Emory University; Indiana University; Ithaca College; Oberlin College; Portland State University; Stanford University; The Ohio State University; The Pennsylvania State University; University of California, Berkeley; University of California, Los Angeles; University of California, Riverside; University of California, Santa Barbara; University of Chicago; University of Illinois at Chicago; University of Maryland, College Park; University of Massachusetts, Amherst; University of Michigan; University of Minnesota-Twin Cities; University of Oregon; University of Pennsylvania; University of Utah; University of Vermont; and University of Washington.

Last week, Campus Pride announced its “Top 10 List of Trans-Friendly Colleges and Universities.” In years to come, the group plans to add survey questions that will place greater focus on transgender inclusion, mental health and well-being, and recruitment and retention of LGBT populations.

Campus Pride is a national nonprofit organization for student leaders and campus groups working to create safer, more inclusive LGBT-friendly colleges and universities.

You can find HRC’s searchable directory of LGBT student scholarships on our Youth & Campus page, alongside a number of other action tools and resources for Generation Equality.

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