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US Department of Education releases Title IX Resource Guide providing further LGBTQ details and guidance

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Today the US Department of Education released the Title IX Resource Guide providing further details and guidance on how to apply Title IX protections in education. Campus Pride’s Executive Director Shane Windmeyer issued this statement: “Higher education needs to be held accountable for a safe learning environment for LGBTQ students.  The Title IX resource guide is […]

Campus Pride receives $20,000 grant from the David Bohnett Foundation to support scholarships to Camp Pride Summer Leadership Academy this July


For the second year, the grant from the David Bohnett Foundation helps to support scholarship funding for HBCU, TCU and 2 Year Colleges for Camp Pride this July The David Bohnett Foundation grant will be allocated to support Campus Pride’s Camp Pride Summer Leadership Academy, which builds and strengthens a diverse student-led movement of young adults who […]

Campus Pride suspends University of Minnesota Duluth from being considered in 2015 listing of top-rated LGBTQ-friendly colleges and universities; Cites recent handling of the dismissal of Women’s Ice Hockey Coach and her coaching staff who all happen to be gay or bisexual


In mid-August of 2014, Campus Pride announced its list of the top-rated LGBTQ-friendly colleges and universities in the nation. For the second year in a row, the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) was on that list.  The annual listing features campuses which score high on the Campus Pride Index for LGBTQ-inclusive policies, programs and practices. […]

Campus Pride awards North Carolina Central University and Harris-Stowe State University with “LGBTQ on Campus” grant to build safer, more LGBTQ-inclusive campus climates in partnership with Kognito

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 Campus Pride focuses on rural areas, Southern campuses and minority serving institutions with “LGBTQ on Campus” grant award in partnership with Kognito Campus Pride awards grants to North Carolina Central University and Harris-Stowe State University for one year of funding for the usage of the “LGBTQ on Campus” online trainings developed in partnership with Kognito. […]

U.S. Dept. of Education’s Title IX clarification paves the way for inclusive transgender membership policies of fraternities and sororities

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US Department of Education issues letter responding to the request by Campus Pride to clarify the role of Title IX on membership of social fraternal organizations, specifically for transgender members; Campus Pride offers training and assistance to inter/national fraternal organizations to educate members and adopt trans-inclusive policies On December 16, 2014, the U.S. Department of […]

Tracking Retention & Academic Success: Listing of Colleges and Universities with LGBTQ Identity Questions as an Option on Admission Applications & Enrollment Forms


Compiled by Genny Beemyn, Campus Pride Trans Policy Clearinghouse Coordinator Updated 11/25/2014 In 2013, Campus Pride issued in partnership with ACPA-College Student Educators International a position paper titled “An Institutional Responsibility: Tracking Retention & Academic Success of Out LGBT Students.”  The statement posits: “In order to best serve the needs of out LGBT college students, it is imperative […]

Register Now: Campus Pride partners with PaperClip Communications on webinar, Wed, Nov 19 – “Strategies for Serving & Supporting Transgender & Gender-Nonconforming Students”


This year when your campus recognizes Trans Day of Remembrance on November 20, your campus can also commit to doing more to create a safer space for transgender and gender-nonconforming students.   Campus Pride partners with PaperClip Communications on webinar “Strategies for Serving & Supporting Transgender & Gender-Nonconforming Students” on Wed, November 19 at 2 p.m. […]

Get Started & Create an Account: Campus Pride Index 2.0 and NEW Sports Index; Due by Dec 30, 2014


NEW 2.0 VERSION OF THE CAMPUS PRIDE INDEX CREATE YOUR NEW ACCOUNT CampusPrideIndex.org/GetStarted2014 Campus Pride has been working 24/7 to update the Campus Pride Index 2.0 version. Plus we are also launching the Campus Pride Sports Index for collegiate recreation and intercollegiate athletics. Over three years of planning and fundraising $150,000+ has enabled us to […]

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


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 launches National LGBT Scholarship Database in partnership with Point Foundation


Free dynamic online database lists thousands of LGBT scholarships for youth providing greater access and resources to higher education (Charlotte, NC) – Campus Pride announced today the launch of the National LGBT Scholarship Database in partnership with Point Foundation.  The new online dynamic database is free and provides LGBT and ally students with the largest, […]



ATTEND THE UNC BOARD OF GOVERNORS MEETING BRING SIGNS & DEMONSTRATE YOUR SUPPORT FOR GENDER-INCLUSIVE HOUSING Campus Pride has confirmed that the UNC Board of Governors meeting on Friday, August 9 will be held in the Board Room of the Spangler Center at UNC Chapel Hill and the proposed policy is titled Appendix BBB on the Agenda.  […]

Campus Pride Testimony against proposed ban on Gender-Inclusive Housing by UNC Board of Governors


UPDATE: UNC BOARD VOTE SET FOR FRIDAY, AUGUST 9 Campus Pride has confirmed that the August 8  & 9 UNC Board of Governors meetings are open to the public and will be held in the Spangler Center on the campus of UNC Chapel Hill; however, individuals from the UNC system including UNC student leaders will […]

Campus Pride commends the Washington State community college system in being the first community and technical colleges to add optional LGBT identity question on registration form


Washington State Community Colleges follow the lead of Elmhurst College and University of Iowa in adding optional LGBT identity questions to registration/admission forms Tuesday, July 16, 2013 – Campus Pride commends Washington state community colleges in being the first system of community and technical colleges in the country to grant enrolling students the option of […]

Campus Pride Calls on Congress to Immediately Pass the Re-introduced Student Non-Discrimination Act (SNDA)


Campus Pride applauds the reintroduction today in the U.S. House of the Student Non-Discrimination Act (SNDA). The bipartisan measure prohibits any school program (including colleges/universities) or activity receiving federal financial assistance from discriminating against any public school student on the basis of actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity. Campus Pride has supported the […]

LGBT on Campus: Three Critical Issues to Consider in 2012

Next Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012, you’re invited to join Campus Pride Executive Director Shane Windmeyer and Campus Pride’s Queer Research Institute for Higher Education scholar and 2010 State of Higher Education for LGBT People co-author Sue Rankin, associate professor in education policy studies/college student affairs at The Pennsylvania State University, for a special webinar exploring […]

What should colleges do to prepare for DADT repeal?

Now that President Barack Obama has signed a repeal to the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (DADT) policy, and as implementation of repeal proceeds forward in the next year, how should colleges prepare?  As a former U.S. Army officer commissioned through ROTC (and very proud of both), I tried to put myself back in time […]

Celebrating a phenomenal year with Campus Pride

The year is coming to a close, and with it we have time to reflect upon this year’s wonderful successes, growth and achievements for Campus Pride. Summer Leadership Camp This year, college students, faculty and staff gathered at Vanderbilt University for summer camp like none other. Our phenomenal and inspiring staff led great workshops, sessions […]

Campus Pride’s Shane Windmeyer on the Tyler Clementi Higher Education Anti-Harassment Act

Campus Pride executive director Shane Windmeyer spoke to Campus Progress writer Jessica Strong last week, following the introduction of the Tyler Clementi Higher Education Anti-Harassment Act, a bill submitted Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) and Rep. Rush Holt (D-N.J.) that would require colleges and universities receiving federal aid to institute LGBT-inclusive non-discrimination and anti-harassment policies. Windmeyer’s […]

Creating Awareness on Campus: What Can Leaders Do?

My first blog for Campus Pride focused on the aftermath of an alleged anti-gay incident at Emory University that made the national news.  In that blog, I opined  that leaders at Emory and on other campuses across the country should try to figure out ways to have something positive come from an unfortunate event on […]

No cookies? No cupcakes? No problem. A lack of sweet treats can’t stop the IUPUI “Harvey Milk” Dinner this National Coming Out Day, Oct 11

National LGBT civil rights leader, Campus Pride founder Shane Windmeyer kicks off his LGBT History Month National Campus Tour as IUPUI keynote and spreads his message against “bullying and harassment” to over a dozen colleges and universities across the country this Fall (Indianapolis, Ind.) – Shane Windmeyer, founder and executive director of Campus Pride, the […]