Campus Pride Blog

Mills College first women’s college to adopt inclusive transgender policy for admission applicants

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Mills College, all-female campus, first single gender campus to implement trans-inclusive admissions policies effective fall 2014 Oakland, Calif., – Mills College has approved a new trans-inclusive policy in place for admissions applicants. Transgender students are now able to enter a more open admissions process which understands the variance of gender, even on a single gender campus. Additionally, […]

Campus Pride joins One+Love, a new LGBTQ social app; IndieGoGo campaign launched

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Campus Pride is proud to support One+Love, a new app connecting LGBTQ locals to other users, LGBTQ-friendly organizations, groups events and more One+Love, or “One Plus Love” is a new app that is designed to network users to local LGBTQ and LGBTQ-friendly folks, organizations, groups, events, businesses, services and more. This new LGBTQ digital community […]

Campus Pride partners with the Transgender Faith and Action Network Conference – Register Now

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REGISTER NOW for the 2014 Transgender Faith and Action Network Conference Charlotte, N.C. – Campus Pride is a strong supporter of the Transgender Faith and Action Network Conference, TFAAN Conference. The TFAAN Conference is happening August 29–31, 2014 in Charlotte, NC. The Transgender Faith and Action Network Conference is a three-day conference for the trans* community and their […]

BACK TO SCHOOL: Tips for creating an LGBTQ and Ally student group on your campus

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Ready to start an LGBTQ and Ally student organization on campus? Start with these tips by Isabel Williams, College of Charleston LGBTQ and Ally student groups can serve a very important function on campus and in the lives of students. The philosophy and purpose of such a group can take many forms, but most serve as […]

Campus Pride releases 2014 Top 50 List of LGBT-friendly Colleges & Universities

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Top 50 listing features the “Best of the Best;” Number of top-rated schools increases to 50, based on growing progress in creating LGBT-friendly campuses (Friday, August 15, 2014)  Campus Pride announced today the annual Campus Pride 2014 Top 50 LGBT-Friendly Colleges & Universities. The listing highlights the positive efforts to improve safety and academic life […]

Campus Pride joins National LGBT Organizations in Letter of Support for Family of Michael Brown

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Campus Pride is one of nearly 30 LGBT organizations who have joined together in solidarity to show support for Michael Brown, youth gunned down by police Campus Pride joins LGBT leaders across the nation to co-sign an open letter of solidarity in response to the tragic killing of Michael Brown, 18-year-old college student who was unarmed and […]

BUY A NEW CAR & SUPPORT LGBTQ YOUTH: Carolina Volkswagen & Low Country Volkswagen team up with Campus Pride until December

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North Carolina & South Carolina: Now you can buy a car from Carolina Volkswagen or Low Country Volkswagen and support LGBTQ youth with Campus Pride until December 31, 2014 ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS SAY “CAMPUS PRIDE” OR ANYTHING GAY & PROUD!!! Charlotte-based national nonprofit Campus Pride teams up with Carolina Volkswagen in Charlotte […]

FREE Recording: Campus Pride “Back to Campus” Webinar – Creating More Welcoming, Safer Campuses for LGBTQ Students

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Campus Pride hosted our “Back to Campus” Webinar this week on Creating More Welcoming, Safer Campuses for LGBTQ Students.  Panelists included Campus Pride Executive Director Shane Windmeyer, Director of the University of Massachusetts Stonewall Center Genny Beemyn and Director of the Penn State University LGBTA Student Resource Center Allison Subasic. The webinar was facilitated by […]

Campus Pride Back to School Resource; Implications of Quantifying Sexual Orientation during the Admissions Process

Figure 1. Identifying LGBT Applicants: Elmhurst College and the University of Iowa. Adapted from (a) “Elmhurst College: Application for Admission,” 2012, retrieved from http://media.elmhurst.edu/documents/Elmhurst_Application_2012.pdf ; and (b) “University of Iowa Will Ask Applicants if They Identify with Gay Community,” by E. Hoover, 2012, Chronicle of Higher Education, 59(17), p. 11.

In 2011 Elmhurst College created big waves in higher education waters by simply adding one question to their university application: “Would you consider yourself a member of the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) community?” At that time Shane Windmeyer, Campus Pride executive director, commended Elmhurst. “The move by Elmhurst administrators to include this question represents […]

Deadline Extended to August 20th; Still Time to Purchase Ad in Campus Pride’s Purple Backpack Resource Guide

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The third annual Lil Purple Backpack Resource Guide will release this Fall – Advertise for as low as $550 and reach thousands of students across the nation    Buy Your Ad Today for as low as $550 Advertise Directly to LGBT & Ally Students ADVERTISING DEADLINE: Friday, August 20, 2014   Campus Pride’s “Lil Purple Backpack” Resource Guide is a […]

Campus Pride releases New Lambda 10 Resource: “OUT with Greeks; Establishing a working relationship with your campus’ Greek community”

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Alpha. Beta, What? Let’s face it, for many of us LGBTQ folk, Greek life is confusing. The members of Fraternities and Sororities seem to speak another language. This can build barriers between communities of those who are and those who are not Greek affiliated. First, Let’s clear some air. You have more in common than […]

Recruit LGBTQ Students with Campus Pride National LGBT-Friendly College Fair Program

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Campus Pride 2014 National LGBT-Friendly College Fair Program in partnership with GLSEN Dates and Locations: Charlotte, NC – Sat, Aug 16 Roanoke, VA- Sun, Sep 7 Boston, MA – Fri, Oct 10 Atlanta, GA – Sat, Oct 11 Vancouver, WA – Sat , Oct 25 Los Angeles, CA – Sat Oct 11 New York, NY […]

Nick Daily: Campus Pride Leaders in Action — Where Are They Now?

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The national network of connections that Campus Pride gives to students is really important. It’s great to know that I could likely find a helpful or supportive person in any new place I find myself!

Camp Pride 2014: Janet Mock Receives National Voice & Action Leadership Award, Volunteers and Donors Recognized with Campy Awards for Distinguished Service

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Campus Pride hosts eighth annual LGBTQ & ally summer leadership camp, presents Janet Mock with national leadership award and names annual “Campy” distinguished service awards Last week, over 120+ lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning (LGBTQ) and ally students and advisors from colleges and universities across the country came together for Campus Pride’s eighth annual […]

Take Assessment: New 2.0 Campus Pride Index is READY with updated LGBT-friendly benchmarks for inclusive policy, program and practice

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Since 2007, the Campus Pride Index has provided valuable LGBT benchmarking data for hundreds of colleges and universities as well as a free of charge, accessible way online for thousands of LGBT youth and families to search for LGBT-friendly campuses;  New 2.0 Campus Pride Index raises LGBT benchmarks and starting this week campuses are encouraged […]

Camp Pride – Day Six – Moving Forward & Reflections

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Travel back to your campus to bring about positive change Campus Pride says farewell to Camp Pride and Advisor Bootcamp 2014 participants on July 20, 2014. The final day of camp was one heartfelt goodbyes, of promises to stay in touch, of empowerment to do the work, and of two very clear messages: “It’s time […]

Camp Pride 2014 – Day Five – Voice & Action

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Camp Pride 2014 continues on day five honing students’ actions plans into final form, a special visit from Janet Mock and the Campus Pride Awards Reception and Graduation Ceremony  Action plans are a great takeaway for the collegiate leaders at Camp Pride 2014. Often times students ask how they can achieve a specific goal, whether decided […]

Camp Pride 2014 – Day Four – The State of Our Movement

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Camp Pride day four included Keynote Speakers Brie Harrison, Mara Keisling and Featured Entertainer J Mase III Day 4 of Camp Pride kicked off with camp photos! All of the campers dressed in orange, with the leaders, faculty and staff in purple, Campus Pride’s colors. We all then headed to an educational block about privilege. […]

Camp Pride 2014 – Day Three – Progress & Change

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Camp Pride 2014 continued on Thursday with programming centered around progress and change of the movement Executive Director of the You Can Play Project and former NFL athlete Wade Davis gave an inspiring talk in the morning about language, identity, and power. Davis shared his own personal narrative and experiences with coming out as a gay […]

Camp Pride 2014 – Day Two – Social Justice & Equality

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Camp Pride Day Two delivered Mandy Carter, Robyn Ochs and further discovery of self, Action Plans and panel discussions Camp Pride 2014 is well on the way. Themes of day two included social justice and equality providing empowerment and new perspectives to students. Camp Pride Faculty, Ma Purdy and Ash Wickell, facilitated an educational block around valuing […]