About Campus Pride

FAQs

What is Campus Pride?

Campus Pride represents the only national nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization for student leaders and campus groups working to create a safer college environment for LGBT students. The organization is a volunteer-driven network “for” and “by” student leaders. The primary objective of Campus Pride is to develop necessary resources, programs and services to support LGBT and ally students on college campuses across the United States.

What is Campus Pride’s mission?

Campus Pride serves LGBT and ally student leaders and campus organizations in the areas of leadership development, support programs and services to create safer, more inclusive LGBT-friendly colleges and universities. It exists to develop, support and give “voice and action” in building future LGBT and ally student leaders.

What is Campus Pride’s vision?

Campus Pride envisions campuses and a society free of anti-LGBT prejudice, bigotry and hate. It works to develop student leaders, campus networks, and future actions to create such positive change.

How can I support Campus Pride’s work?

There are a variety of ways to support Campus Pride’s programs and resources. If you would like to support Campus Pride financially, check out our Donate information about ways to give back as an individual and as a corporate sponsor.

As a STUDENT:

  • PARTICIPATE: Attend events such as the Camp Pride summer leadership camp, Stop the Hate trainings, or our webinar series. Get your campus on the Campus Pride Index.
  • ORGANIZE: Take advantage of Campus Pride’s resources to educate and advocate for the LGBTQ community on your campus. Utilize our networks to spread the word about what you’re doing and gain support.
  • VOLUNTEER: Check out our Volunteer information about getting involved with Campus Pride. We would love to establish a relationship with you and your campus.

As ALUMNI:

  • LEARN: Check out Campus Pride’s Q Research Institute for research into the experience of current LGBTQ students, including athletes and those in fraternities and sororities. Once you better understand these experiences, you can help work to improve them.
  • CONNECT: Does your alma mater have an LGBTQ alumni network? If so, is it utilized to its full potential? An alumni network is a great way to support students and encourage your institution’s administration to improve campus climate.
  • VOLUNTEER: Check out our Volunteer information about getting involved with Campus Pride. We would love to establish a relationship with you and your alma mater.

As FAMILY:

  • UNDERSTAND: Talk to your student about their experience on campus and what could be improved. Check out Campus Pride’s Q Research Institute to see how your student’s experience compares to other students’ nationwide.
  • ACT: Use what you learn to talk to your student’s college or university. Make a call or send an email telling your student’s story. Highlight issues of campus safety and climate and encourage the institution to increase their support of the LGBTQ community on campus.
  • VOLUNTEER: Check out our Volunteer information about getting involved with Campus Pride. We would love to establish a relationship with you, your student, and your student’s college/university.

As an EDUCATOR:

  • LEARN & EDUCATE: Check out Campus Pride’s Q Research Institute to learn more about the experiences of LGBTQ people on college campuses. Educate other people about what you learn.
  • CONNECT: Talk to students and staff on your campus and determine who your allies are. Find out if anyone is already doing LGBTQ-related advocacy on your campus. Create an official or unofficial committee to do this work if there is not one already.
  • VOLUNTEER: Check out our Volunteer information about getting involved with Campus Pride. We would love to establish a relationship with you and your campus.