Advisor Academy



Since 2011, the Nation’s Premier Institute for Advisors, Faculty/Staff and other Professionals supporting LGBTQ+ College Students

The LGBTQ+ Professional Academy for Advisors is the leading educational institute for advisors, faculty/staff and other professionals working with LGBTQ+ college students across the country.  It provides an affirming safe space for building professional relationships, community connections and ongoing support networks.

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*Details of program are subject to change.



Advisor Academy started in 2011 and continues to provide an evolving, dynamic institute for professionals working with LGBTQ+ college students on campuses. Expand your knowledge, enhance your skills as well as collaborate with others who share your passion for advising and creating safer, more welcoming communities.


The mission of the Campus Pride LGBTQ+ Professional Academy for Advisors is to train and support professionals who work with LGBTQ+ students to deepen understanding, learn best practices, hone advising skills and explore active ways to support the LGBTQ+ community.  

Who: Advisor Academy consists of individuals who support LGBTQ+ students on their campuses.  These advisors may include faculty, staff, graduate students, administrators and other professionals.  Advisor Academy consists of a separate curriculum experience during Camp Pride.

When you attend Advisor Academy, you will…

  • Identity student-centered best practices for advising and supporting the LGBTQ+ community
  • Learn Innovative advocacy strategies for leveraging resources,¬† LGBTQ+ campus organizing and social justice work¬†
  • Thrive in a affirming safe space building professional relationships, community connections and ongoing support networks among peers
  • Deepen awareness of the LGBTQ+ shared community, history and intergenerational learning¬†
  • Develop a strategic action plan to navigate challenging campus climates and create positive change
  • Receive tools and resources to increase LGBTQ+ competency in order to create safer, more inclusive spaces
  • Identify ways to nurture your spirit, celebrate joy and practice self-care


Full and partial Advisor Academy scholarships are available on a limited basis.  Scholarships will be awarded starting in April and on a rolling-basis thereafter. Applicants who have already registered and paid will be refunded any scholarship monies at the time of the event. Due to a limited capacity, we do encourage you to register for Advisor Academy ASAP. Campus Pride seeks a diverse cohort of student leaders/advisors and these scholarships assist in this commitment across race, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, socio-economic and geographical boundaries.  Apply for a scholarship now.

What LGBTQ Advisors/Staff are Saying:

‚ÄúThe most valuable outcome from [Advisor Academy], for me, was the opportunity to network with people from other institutions -- and each of us serves a different role on our own campus. I was able to gauge my own work (and institution's) policies against others in a comfortable way, all while learning tactical ways to keep moving in the right direction for LGBTQ inclusion.‚ÄĚ
-- Paul S. Hengesteg, Program Coordinator, Office of Equity and Inclusion, University of Delaware"

As a faculty member new to student org advising, I found this camp extremely helpful. My skill set is more in feminist and queer theory, so learning about the many different roles one might find in student/residential life and how other LGBTQ centers operate was tremendously enlightening. Best of all, I now have a group of colleagues(and friends!) from all over the country whom I can consult when I get stuck or need advice. I strongly recommend this camp."
-- Dr. Kirstin Ringelberg, LGBTQ Office Coordinator and Art History Professor, Elon University

"At my college, we are just beginning to support LGBT people and issues.  What I learned at camp and the people I met have been and continue to be invaluable in helping to make my campus a more welcoming place for LGBT people."
-- Dr. Catherine Rock, Associate Professor, English Department, Stark State College