Campus Pride in Faith (CPF) is a national coalition that aims to provide resources, support, and guidance to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and ally (LGBTQA) students who seek to build welcoming environments, LGBTQA student organizations, and/or all inclusive non-discrimination policies at their faith-based colleges or universities. CPF affirms that many LGBTQA students are persons of faith, and that all people are entitled to the dignity and respect that is God-given. CPF embraces faith, gender identity, and sexuality where they holistically intersect.
Who is Campus Pride in Faith?
Over a dozen student leaders currently comprise the Campus Pride in Faith coalition which include the campuses of University of Portland, Southern Methodist University, Pepperdine University, Brigham Young University, Mercer University, Muhlenberg University, Catholic University of America, University of Notre Dame, St. Edward’s University, Fordham University, St. Olaf College, Bridgewater State University, George Fox University, Washington & Lee University and Georgetown University.
Campus Pride in Faith is currently developing an advisory board composed of professors, administrators, business professionals, laity, religious leaders, parents, alumni, etc. who likewise understand the importance of providing resources and guidance to students on religiously affiliated university and college campuses. The advisory board will be a cornerstone in fostering a national network, developing guidance and resources for university and college administrators, paving the way towards a national convention, and offering direction to the student leaders of CPF.
Campus Pride in Faith coalition works to lead efforts nationally and on individual campuses against a lack of equity, affirmation, and safety on religious affiliated campuses. Campus Pride in Faith offers our community––the LGBTQA community––an opportunity to say that faith, sexuality, and gender identity are not mutually exclusive.
If you are a student leader on a religious affiliated campus, please consider joining the Campus Pride in Faith private community group for networking and resource sharing.