Vanessa González Becomes First Transgender Student Admitted to Douglass Residential College


Vanessa González, Camp Pride 2013 Alumna and LGBTQ activist, admitted to all-women’s campus Douglass Residential College, first transgender woman admitted This fall Vanessa González was admitted into Douglass Residential College, making her the first transgender student ever accepted to the college. Douglass College is a an all-women’s college that functions under Rutgers University. Vanessa was a student at […]

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


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 […]

BACK TO SCHOOL: Transgender Health Care


Commentary by Jacob Rostovsky, American Jewish University, Graduate School of Non-Profit and Business Management When you are transgender and attending college, you may come across issues that most students would never think about. As students, including ones that identify as LGB, are planning to choose their colleges, they do not have to find the answers […]

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, […]

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


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


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 […]

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


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 […]

Campus Pride announces partnership with GLSEN to expand the Campus Pride National LGBT-Friendly College Fair Program and host the First-Ever Virtual Online College Fair


2014-15 location and dates announced along with new partnership to expand National Fairs to the most locations since launch in 2007, Tap into GLSEN’s Network of Chapters, Gay-Straight Alliances, Student Leaders CHARLOTTE, June 18, 2014 – Campus Pride and GLSEN are excited to announce a partnership to expand the reach and impact of the Campus […]

Reach thousands of LGBT and Ally students by advertising in the Lil Purple Backpack; Buy your ad by Aug 8


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 8, 2014 Campus Pride’s “Lil Purple Backpack” Resource Guide is a 40+ […]

Campus Pride announces Janet Mock to receive 2014 Honorary Voice & Action Leadership Award and to be a featured speaker at Camp Pride Leadership Academy this July; Register now


Campus Pride announces Janet Mock, author of Redefining Realness, to be featured keynote speaker and Voice & Action Award Honoree at Camp Pride this July; Register Now CAMP PRIDE 2014: Campus Pride has begun announcing national LGBT civil rights and social justice leaders to be featured at Camp Pride Summer Leadership Academy as keynote speakers. The eighth annual Camp […]

Campus Pride announces the head of National Center for Transgender Equality Mara Keisling for Camp Pride Leadership Academy 2014; Register now


Campus Pride announces Mara Keisling, Executive Director of National Center for Transgender Equality, to be featured keynote speaker at Camp Pride this July; Register Now CAMP PRIDE 2014: This week Campus Pride begins announcing national LGBT civil rights and social justice leaders to be featured at Camp Pride Summer Leadership Academy as keynote speakers. This year the eighth […]

Applications Now Open for 2014-15 Campus Pride Advisory Board Members; Apply by May 15, 2014


Are you an LGBTQ or Ally student leader? Want to be more involved with Campus Pride? Apply to be on the Advisory Board!  The current Campus Pride Advisory Board, in conjunction with the Campus Pride Board of Directors, announces the opportunity to join the Advisory Board for the 2014-15 academic year. Undergraduate and graduate students […]

Campus Pride launches #IStandwithAndraya National Petition calling for Central Piedmont Community College to take action on trans inclusion & safety


#ISTANDWITHANDRAYA: Call on CPCC Administration to apologize to Andraya Williams & take action for trans inclusion & safety “Lets not forget about Andraya and the safety of all transgender students. She deserves an apology and she wants to be sure this does not happen again by taking necessary steps to train campus staff and enact trans-inclusive […]

Campus Pride calls on Central Piedmont Community College to take action for trans safety and inclusion; Protest sends message: “I stand behind Andraya” along with demands for implementation of policies and staff training


“CPCC needs to stop responding on Twitter and actually sit down with Andraya first thing on Monday.  The CPCC administration needs to come out in full support of Andraya and offer a personal apology for how the campus security treated her. Campus Pride is committed to continue work with Central Piedmont administration, faculty, staff and students […]

UPDATE: Central Piedmont Community College issues response today on social media after statement from Campus Pride


Charlotte, NC – Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) responded on social media less than an hour ago via a response to a post by Campus Pride Executive Director Shane Windmeyer. The post shared Campus Pride’s full statement issued this morning encouraging a response by CPCC to the reports of harassment toward Andraya Williams stating: “Now […]

Campus Pride calls on Central Piedmont Community College to take action in response to report of harassment against transgender student; CPCC students plan campus protest for this Friday


Central Piedmont Community College must do the right thing and take necessary actions to support Andraya and other LGBT students on campus.  Now is the time to apologize and begin enacting transgender inclusive policies, programs and practices to ensure this does not happen again. The complacency and excuses must stop before this escalates any further.    […]

Campus Pride applauds California Community Colleges system-wide letter announcing addition of LGBT identity questions to the new Open CCCApplyApplication for Admission and compliance with AB 620

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This Tuesday, January 7, the office of the Chancellor Brice W. Harris of the State of California, California Community Colleges, issued this letter to all  Admissions and Records Officers, Chief Student Services Officers and Chief Information Systems Officers about implementation and compliance with the California Assembly Resolution AB 620. The letter outlines the community college system-wide changes to […]

Campus Pride commends Napa Valley College for taking the lead on AB 620; Asking about LGBT Identity on campus-based forms and in campus employment application


Napa Valley College issued a campus-wide survey this week asking currently enrolled students optional LGBT identity questions; Campus-based forms will include optional LGBT identity questions including employment applications Campus Pride commends Napa Valley College for taking the lead in California on LGBT inclusion efforts for AB 620.  Napa Valley College announced this week that the […]

#BLACKFRIDAY IS OVER-RATED: Donate to Campus Pride on #GivingTuesday


#BLACKFRIDAY IS OVER-RATED   DONATE TO CAMPUS PRIDE FOR LGBTQ YOUTH ON #GIVINGTUESDAY TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE  DONATE NOW Campus Pride has joined #GivingTuesday this upcoming Tuesday, Dec 3 as a counter narrative to Black Friday and Cyber Monday reminding us of the spirit of the holiday giving season.  Campus Pride has developed the “Show Your […]

Campus Pride honors Transgender Day of Remembrance, Nov 20 with Free Expert Webinar to provide greater transgender advocacy and safety


Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR), November 20th, 2013, commemorates lives taken as a result of transphobia and brings visibility to the continued violence endured by the transgender community. On this November 20th, please join Campus Pride for a free 45-minute webinar to commemorate Trans Day of Remembrance. The webinar will include a panel of national […]