Shane Windmeyer

Campus Pride and GLSEN Host Hundreds of Students and 50+ Colleges for Inaugural LGBTQ-Friendly Online College Fair, Presented by Toyota

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CHARLOTTE (March 19, 2015) – Hundreds of students will meet with representatives from over 50 colleges today during the first-ever online college fair specifically focused on helping lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and/or questioning (LGBTQ) and ally students find colleges and universities that are inclusive and supportive. Hosted by Campus Pride and GLSEN, with support from Toyota, […]

Campus Pride competes in national Equality Card Project’s “Headstart” campaign to early fundraise for GiveOUT Day from March 1 to April 30, 2015; Sign up CampusPride.org/EqualityCard

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This month Campus Pride begins a two month competition with the national Equality Card Project’s “Headstart” campaign to early fundraise toward GiveOUT Day on May 21, 2015.  The organization has set a goal of subscribing 200 plus new Equality Card cardholders from March 1 to April 30, 2015. The “Headstart” campaign gives Campus Pride a […]

Scholarships available to attend 2015 Campus Pride Summer Leadership Academy for LGBTQ Youth from HBCUS, TCU, HSIs

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Campus Pride for the second year partners with the National Black Justice Coalition for HBCU outreach; Over $20,000 in scholarship assistance funding available to attend Camp Pride Summer Leadership Academy for LGBTQ youth leaders; Apply online now at CampusPride.org/Money (Charlotte, NC) – Campus Pride launches outreach effort to fund LGBTQ youth leaders from Minority Serving Institutions  (MSIs) such […]

Charlotte-based national LGBT organization Campus Pride releases statement calling on Charlotte’s Mayor and City Council to protect LGBT citizens by passing inclusive non-discrimination ordinance

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Charlotte, NC – Charlotte-based national LGBT organization Campus Pride joins local community organizations in support of passing a LGBT inclusive non-discrimination ordinance by the Charlotte City Council next Monday, March 2. The amendments in front of the council apply to four non-discrimination ordinances which would add “marital status, familial status, sexual orientation, gender identity and […]

9th Annual Campus Pride Summer Leadership Academy moves to Charlotte, NC this July 14-19, 2015; LGBTQ youth event will be the first national event of its kind to be held locally in the Queen City

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UNC Charlotte’s Spectrum and Johnson C. Smith University’s S.A.F.E. Pride student organizations to partner in bringing the premier national LGBTQ young adult leadership training to the South; Campus Pride seeks volunteers to be part of local Charlotte host committee as well as support from business community Charlotte, NC – Campus Pride announced today that the 9th […]

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

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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

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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 […]

Campus Pride moves to new location and new larger office space in the New Year

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Campus Pride moves to a new location and a new larger office space on January 15, 2015. The new office is located at 6047 Tyvola Glen Circle near Highway 77 and Tyvola Road.  Campus Pride is one of a handful of LGBTQ national nonprofit organizations housed and founded in the South.   Campus Pride has operated in Charlotte, […]

Campus Pride’s statement on Ferguson grand jury decision: “There must be accountability and consequences…”

Campus Pride Advisory Board member Jonathan Green alongside other UNC Greensboro students chalk campus sidewalks with their feelings and response to the Ferguson decision Monday night

  On Monday, November 24, the grand jury in the Ferguson case decided not to bring criminal charges toward Darren Wilson, the police officer who killed Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager this past Summer in Missouri. Campus Pride released the following statement: “Another unarmed young black man has been killed in this country.  All of us […]

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 […]

Be Part of the Winner’s Circle: Dine and Stand Up Against Bullying until Nov 14 at Dish in Charlotte, NC

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One of Charlotte’s premiere LGBT restaurants Dish has teamed up with local Charlotte-based Campus Pride and the StandUp Foundation for national StandUp Day on Friday, November 14. Starting November 1 until November 14, anyone who eats at Dish will be asked to “StandUp Against Bullying” simply by making a $1, $5 or more donation to local […]

Award-winning Singer/Songwriter Justin Utley releases new “Stand for Something” video featuring Campus Pride; National video release highlights “marriage equality” victories in Utah and across the U.S.

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New York City singer/songwriter Justin Utley releases his new video for the award-winning single Stand for Something.  In June 2010, Justin released Stand for Something, a single written to inspire, motivate and to take action towards securing LGBT equality in America, ending youth homelessness, and increasing community awareness. The single was nominated by the LGBT Academy […]

Campus Pride launches new grant program to fund the “LGBTQ on Campus” online trainings to support colleges and universities

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Everyone is welcome to apply starting now until December 20, 2014; Grants will be prioritized for rural campuses, two year colleges, Southern campuses and minority serving institutions. Campus Pride announced today a new grant program for colleges and universities to apply for one year of funding for the usage of the “LGBTQ on Campus” online […]

CELEBRATE LGBTQ HISTORY MONTH: Campus Pride ​spotlights queer youth with NEW card series ($3.99 each) as part of continued partnership with Teazled and “Speaking OUT: Queer Youth in Focus”

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October 3, 2014 – Campus Pride teams up to spotlight the lives of queer youth with new 15 card “Speaking OUT” youth series as part of the continued partnership with ​Teazled, LLC, a pioneer in the manufacturing of greeting cards by and for the LGBTQ Community. BUY NOW ONLINE This year as part of the LGBTQ […]

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 […]

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 […]

Campus Pride’s 8th Annual Camp Pride Leadership Academy Kicks off in Nashville July 15-20

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Campus Pride Summer Leadership Academy kicks off on July 15, 2014; the fiercest leaders join together for a week of social justice training and skill building CAMP PRIDE 2014: Campus Pride’s eighth annual Summer Leadership Academy Camp Pride will take place from July 15-20, 2014 on the campus of Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. The camp is the premier […]