News & Updates

Read the Campus Pride news and updates. Learn how we are actively working to build future LGBT and ally leaders and safer, more LGBT-friendly colleges and universities.

2014-15 Campus Pride Lil’ Purple Backpack Student Leader Resource Guide Now Available – Order Free for Your Campus

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2014-15 Campus Pride Lil’ Purple Backpack Student LeaderResource Guide Now Available Looking for the answers to all of your LGBT college organizing and leadership questions in one place? The Campus Pride 3rd Annual Lil’ Purple Backpack Student Resource Guide is just what you need. This Campus Pride Resource Guide is a 64+ page, full-color, pocket-sized resource guide […]

Google+ Hangout: Bisexuality Day 2014 – What Bi Looks Like on Campus

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Campus Pride hosts Google+ Hangout LIVE on Tuesday, September 23 at 2pm EST  Join Campus Pride and bisexual students for a LIVE Google+ Hangout on Air September 23 at 2:00pm EST Topics: What Bi Looks Like on Campus Bi Visibility in the Media Fighting Bi Erasure Featuring Eliel Cruz, staff bisexuality writer for The Advocate Magazine […]

Transgender Student Vanessa González Admitted to Douglass Residential College

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Vanessa González, Camp Pride 2013 Alumna and LGBTQ activist, admitted to all-women’s campus Douglass Residential College Updated September 17, 2014 This fall Vanessa González was admitted into Douglass Residential College, adding herself to the number of transgender students accepted to the college. Douglass College is a an all-women’s college that functions under Rutgers University. Vanessa was a student at […]

Campus Pride recognizes 7 Brave Campuses for LGBT Students in the South

Printed with permission from The Advocate Magazine The struggle for fair access and treatment for LGBT students is still that in many places — a struggle. And while organizing in the South offers a special set of challenges, Southern colleges and universities remain a vital part of the social, political, and cultural landscape. Since conviction […]

Mount Holyoke Becomes Second all-Women’s College to Formally Invite Transgender Applicants

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Mount Holyoke, all female school in Massachusetts, updates admissions policy to be more open to transgender and gender queer applicants South Hadley, Mass., – Mount Holyoke formally updated admissions policy to include transgender and gender queer students making history as the second all-women’s campus to formally address these admissions criteria. “We commend the efforts made by […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]