Campus Pride Resources

Fraternity and Sorority Life

The Lambda 10 Project works to heighten the visibility of LGBTQ members of college fraternities and sororities. As a project of Campus Pride, the online clearinghouse serves to share resources and educational materials related to sexual orientation and gender identity/expression as it pertains to the fraternity and sorority experience. Explore these resources to create a climate of acceptance and to support your fraternity and sorority community.

Trans Membership & Title IX: U.S. Dept. of Education clarification paves way for Trans-inclusive Fraternity & Sorority Membership Policies


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 adopt trans-inclusive policies On December 16, 2014, the U.S. Department of Education issued a […]

OUT with Greeks; Establishing a working relationship with your campus’ Greek community


This resource is written by a LGBTQ Greek specifically catered to LGBTQ student leaders who would like to build a working relationship with their campus’ Greek community.    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. […]

Transgender Membership in Fraternities & Sororities and Title IX

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Transgender Membership in Fraternities & Sororities and Title IX Author Stevie Tran is a 2013 graduate of Hofstra University School of Law. Tran is a member of Sigma Phi Beta National Fraternity and also volunteers with Campus Pride.  She recently passed the July 2013 bar exam in New York. Reprinted with permission from the Fraternal […]

It Gets Better Project: Greek Life

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LGBT and ally people are everywhere on campus — including fraternity and sorority life! Join with Campus Pride’s Lambda 10 Project for fraternities and sororities to spread the viral message of the It Gets Better Project. It Gets Better was created to show young LGBT people the levels of happiness, potential, and positivity their lives […]

Reading List: Out of Fraternity Row, Secret Sisters & Brotherhood


Out on Fraternity Row: Personal Accounts of Being Gay in a College Fraternity edited by Shane L. Windmeyer and Pamela W. Freeman ORDER NOW Brotherhood, friendship, and a chance to belong is the promise held out to young college men by campus fraternities. But what if the young man happens to be gay? Will his […]

Association of Fraternity Advisors Statement on Diversity


Resolution on Heterosexism Within the Greek Community Whereas, an understanding and appreciation of the diversity of peoples of the campus and world community is one of the goals of the student development co-curriculum on the college campus; and Whereas, the Greek community is a vital part of the student development co-curriculum and is maintained to […]

Biblical Passages to Support a Bisexual or Lesbian Sister


by Doug Bauder and Rev. Rebecca Jimenez Source: Shane L. Windmeyer & Pamela W. Freeman; Secret Sisters: Stories of Being Lesbian & Bisexual in a College Sorority Our sorority ritual is based on the Bible and Christian teachings, so how can we accept gays into membership? Since I was raised a Christian, how can I […]

LGB Questions to Ask your National Fraternity/Sorority


Sometimes if you never ask a question you will never get an answer. Likewise, many fraternity/sorority members never ask questions regarding the policies and practices of inter/national fraternities/sororities on sexual orientation issues. Others may ask, but never get an answer. Either way, there are still a lot of questions to be asked and answers to […]

Gay History of Men’s Fraternities


by Shane L. Windmeyer & George Miller “Fraternities”—a term for social organizations of male students at a college or university, usually designated by Greek letters—have been a part of higher education in the United States for more than 200 years. While there have always been gay and bisexual men in fraternities, it is only in […]

Emergence of LGBT Issues


By Douglas N. Case and Shane L. Windmeyer Less then 24 hours ago these guys were fighting over me with Delta Tau Delta. Now they pretended not to know my name. Could this be because the brothers thought I was gay? Afraid of the answer, I didn’t ask any questions. I did not want to […]

A Glimpse at the Invisible Membership: A National Survey of Lesbigay Greeks


by Douglas N. Case Download PDF of “An Exploratory Study of the Experiences of GLBT Fraternity & Sorority Members Revisited” Over the course of the past few years, there has been substantial public attention to the issue of lesbians, bisexuals, and gay men (which for simplicity I refer to as “lesbigays”) serving in the military. […]

“Beginning the Conversation” Fraternity & Sorority Transgender Resource Guide

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In order to create change, we must first “begin the conversation.”  Transgender people are seldom discussed within the context of fraternities and sororities. However, in order to create necessary policy changes to be supportive of transgender students, the conversation must finally begin in fraternities and sororities.  Please disseminate and use the resource as widely as […]

Take the Test: LGBT-Friendly Climate Self-Test for Fraternities & Sororities


The Lambda 10 Project encourages every fraternity and sorority to know where it stands on LGBT issues/concerns, so it can become better. The following is a self-test to assist individuals and chapters in assessing your climate toward sexual orientation and gender identity/expression within your local chapter. Please complete the following questions to the best of […]

Lambda 10 Project “Experiences of LGBT People in Fraternities & Sororities: From 1960 to 2007″ National Research


The Lambda 10 Project is proud to publish this national study titled the “Experiences of LGBT People in Fraternities & Sororities: From 1960-2007.” The results are invaluable in developing educational resources and in advancing further research to assist fraternities and sororities in creating safer, more inclusive environments for LGBT brothers and sisters. We encourage you […]

How Homophobia Hurts the College Sorority


by Shane L. Windmeyer & Pamela W. Freeman Homophobia is defined as the fear and hatred of people who love and are sexually attracted to those of the same sex, which includes prejudice and acts of discrimination resulting from that fear and hatred. Derived from the Greek homos, meaning “same,” and phobikos, meaning “having a […]

How Homophobia Hurts the College Fraternity


by Shane L. Windmeyer & Pamela W. Freeman Homophobia is defined as the fear and hatred of people who love and who are sexually attracted to those of the same sex, which includes prejudice and acts of discrimination resulting from that fear and hatred. Derived from the Greek homos, meaning “same,” and phobikos, meaning “having […]

How to Come Out of the Gay Greek Closet


Source: Shane L. Windmeyer’s Brotherhood: Gay Life in College Fraternities Joining a fraternity can be an amazing experience. The men in your chapter are your brothers. You took a bond or vow with them to support and live up to certain ideals and values. Now you are considering telling them that you are gay. Consider […]

What to Do When You Learn a Brother/Sister is Gay


by Shane L. Windmeyer & Pamela W. Freeman Most fraternity and sorority nondiscrimination policies and educational efforts neglect to discuss or mention sexual orientation. As a result, many fraternity brothers and sorority sisters more than likely have never knowingly encountered someone who is gay, lesbian or bisexual and/or may not know what to do when […]

Creating a PILLAR Support Group for Gay Greeks


by Grahaeme A. Hesp Source: Shane L. Windmeyer; Brotherhood: Gay Life in College Fraternities Introduction The significance of a fraternity lies in its ability to influence the attitudes, behavior, standards, and loyalties of chapter members while providing programming that, when taken as part of the total education process, can help members successfully accomplish the development tasks […]

Checklist for a Climate of Acceptance within the College Sorority


by Shane L. Windmeyer & Pamela W. Freeman Diversity educators advocate for setting a standard of acceptance and appreciation as a normal part of an institution’s daily activities. This approach to fostering inclusiveness and respect calls for attention to diversity in all aspects of an organization’s routine. One or two token diversity programs each year […]