Campus Climate

Students at New Jersey’s Stockton College to Vote on Chick-fil-A


The vote follows a campus survey in which just under half of respondents answered that Chick-fil-A’s donating practices go against Stockton College’s values statements. As conversations about Chick-fil-A continue on campuses across the country, Stockton College’s Student Senate is preparing to vote next Tuesday on the company’s presence on campus. The chicken provider has been […]

UNC-Chapel Hill becomes the first public university in NC to offer gender-neutral housing option


After a long student-led campaign, gender-neutral housing will be offered starting in Fall 2013. LGBT students at UNC-Chapel Hill are celebrating today after the institution’s Board of Trustees unanimously endorsed gender-neutral housing as an opt-in housing option for campus residence halls. The decision comes after two and a half years of work by students, faculty, […]

Equation for a Hate Crime: How Hazing and Homophobia Could Have Played a Role in FAMU’s Robert Champion Jr. Death

Recently, advocates from around the country gathered in Baltimore for the annual Creating Change conference, hosted by the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force. At the 24th national conference on LGBT equality, the National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) and the National Education Association’s Office of Minority Community Outreach partnered to present a timely townhall meeting […]

Department of Education LGBT Training Institute: Limited to 100 Participants

Training Institute: Improving Campus Climate for LGBT Students Creating Safe Campus Climates for Retention and Academic Success Research demonstrates that a safe and welcoming campus climate for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) students is a strong predictor of LGBT students successfully completing college. Developing safer campus climates for LGBT students can also help prevent […]

NEXT WEEK: Stop The Hate Primer Webinar for College Staff, Faculty and Administrators

Did you know that college and university campuses are the third most common place for a hate crime to occur? Student retention and persistence depends on having a safe place to live and learn on campus. Your campus should know what to do and how to respond if a hate crime happens. Learn “what your […]

Campus Pride, Compete Magazine launch ‘Out to Play Project’ to score most LGBT-friendly collegiate athletic programs

Official Call for Nominations announced today to profile LGBT progressive NCAA or NJCA collegiate athletic programs at colleges and universities across the country Nobody knows the score when it comes to collegiate athletic programs and where they stand on inclusion and safety of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) players, coaches and staff. For the […]

‘Gay? Fine by Me’ are words that can create awareness on campus

I recently became acquainted with a dynamic nonprofit organization founded and headquartered in Austin, Texas.  With a powerful vision and big dreams, Atticus Circle ( has a mission to educate and mobilize straight people to advance equal rights for LGBT partners, parents, and their children. The organization provides information about the rights of parents and […]

More campus safety victories for URI students

In September, Campus Pride Blog chronicled the efforts of LGBTQI and straight ally student leaders at the University of Rhode Island in their quest to ensure safer and more welcoming learning, living and working environments on campus. In response to several anti-LGBTQI incidents on campus and lackisdaisical response by university administrators, several students began a […]

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 […]

LIVE WEBINAR: What’s Your Campus Climate: Supporting LGBT & Ally Students

REGISTER NOW Campus Pride invites you to join us on Wednesday, October 7, 2009 at 2 p.m. EST for a webinar titled “What’s Your Campus Climate: Supporting LGBT & Ally Students.” The webinar was scheduled during National Coming Out Week as a way for campus communities to bring visibility to LGBT concerns and to gear […]