Shame List: The Absolute Worst Campuses for LGBTQ Youth

“Religion-based bigotry is careless and life-threatening,” said Shane Windmeyer, Executive Director of Campus Pride. “LGBTQ young people face high rates of harassment and violence, especially our trans youth and LGBTQ youth of color. The schools on this list openly discriminate against LGBTQ youth and many of these schools have requested or received Title IX exemptions for no other purpose than to discriminate, expel and ban LGBTQ youth from campus. It is shameful and wrong.”

Campus Pride named the list the “Shame List” for the purpose of calling out the harmful and shameful acts of religion-based prejudice and bigotry. “Families and young people deserve to know that this list of schools are the worst for LGBTQ youth.  They are not loving, welcoming, safe spaces to live, learn and grow – and nobody wants to go to a college that openly discriminates against anyone,” Windmeyer said.

The Shame List identifies the “absolute worst campuses for LGBTQ youth” in the United States. The colleges & universities listed have chosen to openly discriminate against LGBTQ youth and have requested Title IX exemptions to perpetuate the harms of religion-based bigotry.  The criterion to be the “absolute worst” campus includes either of the following: 1) Received and/or applied for a Title IX exemption to discriminate against LGBTQ youth and/or 2) Demonstrated past history and track record of anti-LGBTQ actions, programs and practices.

How to File Discrimination Complaints: Students who find their campus on the Shame List are encouraged to reach out to Campus Pride and consider filing a formal complaint with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights.

History & Background: On December 1, 2015, Campus Pride launched the national listing to bring attention to the colleges and universities who requested Title IX exemptions against LGBTQ students.  Campus Pride titled the list the “Shame List” for the purpose of calling out the harmful and shameful acts of religion-based prejudice and bigotry. The list named each institution who had requested or received a Title IX exemption to openly discriminate against LGBTQ youth. Under Title IX statutes, an educational institution that is “controlled by a religious organization” may apply for a Title IX exemption if it “would not be consistent with the religious tenets of such organization.”

Title IX exemptions were not public information at the time of the first listing and were subject to Freedom of Information Act requests.  Reporter Andy Birkey with The Column was the first to report “Dozens of Christian schools win Title IX waivers to ban LGBT students”.  The Human Rights Campaign (HRC)  issued a report on December 18, 2015 titled “Hidden Discrimination: Title IX Religious Exemptions Putting LGBT Students At Risk” and calling on the U.S. Department of Education to take action on the issue.  The HRC cited Campus Pride’s groundbreaking LGBTQ higher education research study from 2010 which speaks to the discrimination and harassment faced by LGBTQ youth.  The list has grown and changed in scope since then.  Due to recommendations by Campus Pride and the Human Rights Campaign, the U.S. Congressional members directed the Department of Education to begin posting the Title IX exemptions online (starting in late April 2016).

Find LGBTQ-friendly Colleges & Universities: Prospective students and families who are looking for LGBTQ-friendly campuses are encouraged to check out the Campus Pride Index for a free online search database.

Have you, a friend or family member experienced harassment or discrimination at your college? #ReportIt! We encourage students who have experienced or witnessed harassment or discrimination at their school to fill out Campus Pride’s reporting form here and to file a report with the Office for Civil Rights at the Department of Education.

Campus Pride releases the list annually and updates regularly.  The listing below is in alphabetical order.

 

American Indian College

Phoenix, AZ

Religious Affiliation: Assemblies of God

[Received] Title IX Exemption : Enrollment: 86

American Indian College has qualified for the Shame List because it holds an exemption to Title IX in order to discriminate against its students on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, pregnancy or receipt of abortion while still receiving federal funds.

Campus History

Anderson University

Anderson, SC

Religious Affiliation: Southern Baptist Convention

[Received] Title IX Exemption : Enrollment: 2325

Anderson University has qualified for the Shame List because it holds an exemption to Title IX, allowing the college to discriminate against its students on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, pregnancy or receipt of abortion while still receiving federal funds.

Campus History

Andrews University

Berrien Springs, MI

Religious Affiliation: Seventh Day Adventist Church

Established History of Anti-LGBTQ Discrimination : Enrollment: 1805

Andrews University has qualified for the Shame List because it has an extensive and well-documented history of anti-LGBTQ discrimination, including opposing student advocacy for LGBTQ homeless youth, along with banning same-sex relationships and official LGBTQ student groups.

Campus History

Appalachian Bible College

Mount Hope, WV

Religious Affiliation: Independent Baptist (unaffiliated)

[Pending] Title IX Exemption : Enrollment: 274

Appalachian Bible College has qualified for the Shame List because it has applied for an exemption to Title IX in order to discriminate against its students on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, pregnancy or receipt of abortion while still receiving federal funds.

Campus History

Arlington Baptist College

Arlington, TX

Religious Affiliation: World Baptist Fellowship

[Pending] Title IX Exemption : Enrollment: 265

Arlington Baptist College has qualified for the Shame List because it has applied for an exemption to Title IX in order to discriminate against its students on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity while still receiving federal funds.

Campus History

Asbury Theological Seminary

Wilmore, KY

Religious Affiliation: Interdenominational Christian

[Pending] Title IX Exemption : Enrollment: 1639

Asbury Theological Seminary has qualified for the Shame List because it has applied for an exemption to Title IX in order to discriminate against its students on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, pregnancy or receipt of abortion while still receiving federal funds.

Campus History

Asbury University

Wilmore, KY

Religious Affiliation: Interdenominational Christian

[Received] Title IX Exemption : Enrollment: 1854

Asbury University has qualified for the Shame List because it holds an exemption to Title IX in order to discriminate against its students on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, pregnancy or receipt of abortion while still receiving federal funds.

Campus History

Azusa Pacific University

Azusa, CA

Religious Affiliation: Interdenominational Christian

Opposition to pro-LGBTQ legislation : Enrollment: 10,755

Azusa Pacific University has qualified for the Shame List because it worked to dismantle SB 1146, a California bill designed to protect LGBTQ students from discrimination at their Christian college or university.

APU Haven, the university’s current unofficial LGBTQ student group, can be reached via Facebook.

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Belmont Abbey College

Belmont, NC

Religious Affiliation: Roman Catholic Church

[Received] Title IX Exemption : Enrollment: 1711

Belmont Abbey College has qualified for the Shame List because it holds an exemption to Title IX, allowing the college to discriminate against its students on the basis of gender identity while still receiving federal funds.

Belmont Abbey College currently has no known LGBTQ student group.

Campus History

Bethel College

Mishawaka, IN

Religious Affiliation: Christian Missionary Church

[Received] Title IX Exemption : Enrollment: 2152

Bethel College has qualified for the Shame List because it holds an exemption to Title IX, allowing the college to discriminate against its students on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, pregnancy or receipt of abortion while still receiving federal funds.

Campus History

Biola University

La Mirada, CA

Religious Affiliation: Interdenominational Christian

[Received] Title IX Exemption : Enrollment: 6222

Biola University has qualified for the Shame List because it holds an exemption to Title IX in order to discriminate against its students on the basis of gender identity while still receiving federal funds. Biola University has also qualified for the Shame List because it worked to dismantle SB 1146, a California bill designed to protect LGBTQ students from discrimination at their Christian college or university.

Campus History

Blue Mountain College

Blue Mountain, MS

Religious Affiliation: Southern Baptist Convention

[Received] Title IX Exemption : Enrollment: 544

Blue Mountain College has qualified for the Shame List because it holds an exemption to Title IX, allowing the college to discriminate against its students on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or marital status while still receiving federal funds.

Blue Mountain College currently has no known LGBTQ student group.

Campus History

Bob Jones University

Greenville, South Carolina

Religious Affiliation: Interdenominational Christian

Established History of Anti-LGBTQ Discrimination : Enrollment: 3000

Bob Jones University has qualified for the Shame List because it has an extensive and well-documented history of anti-LGBTQ discrimination, including expelling students who come out and banning same-sex relationships and  official LGBTQ student groups.

Campus History

Boston Baptist College

Hyde Park, MA

Religious Affiliation: Baptist Bible Fellowship International

[Pending] Title IX Exemption : Enrollment: 103

Boston Baptist College has qualified for the Shame List because it has applied for an exemption to Title IX in order to discriminate against its students on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, pregnancy or receipt of abortion while still receiving federal funds.

Campus History

Brewton Parker College

Mount Vernon, Georgia

Religious Affiliation: Southern Baptist Convention

[Pending] Title IX Exemption : Enrollment: 778

Brewton Parker College has qualified for the Shame List because it has applied for an exemption to Title IX in order to discriminate against its students on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, pregnancy or receipt of abortion while still receiving federal funds.

Campus History

Brigham Young University

Provo, UT

Religious Affiliation: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

Established History of Anti-LGBTQ Discrimination : Enrollment: 29,672

Brigham Young University-Idaho

Rexburg, ID

Religious Affiliation: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

[Received] Title IX Exemption : Enrollment: 16,205

Brigham Young University-Idaho has qualified for the Shame List because it holds an exemption to Title IX in order to discriminate against its students on the basis of gender identity while still receiving federal funds.

Campus History

Bryan College

Dayton, TN

Religious Affiliation: Interdenominational Christian

[Received] Title IX Exemption : Enrollment: 1475

Bryan College has qualified for the Shame List because it holds an exemption to Title IX in order to discriminate against its students on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity while still receiving federal funds.

Campus History

Cairn University

Langhorne, PA

Religious Affiliation: Interdenominational Christian

[Pending] Title IX Exemption : Enrollment: 981

Cairn University has qualified for the Shame List because it has applied for an exemption to Title IX in order to discriminate against its students on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, pregnancy or receipt of abortion while still receiving federal funds.

Campus History

California Baptist University

Riverside, CA

Religious Affiliation: Southern Baptist Convention

Oppositon to pro-LGBTQ legislation : Enrollment: 7,957

California Baptist University has qualified for the Shame List because it worked to dismantle SB 1146, a California bill designed to protect LGBTQ students from discrimination at their Christian college or university.

Campus History

Carson-Newman University

Jefferson City, TN

Religious Affiliation: Southern Baptist Convention

[Received] Title IX Exemption : Enrollment: 3304

Carson-Newman University has qualified for the Shame List because it holds an exemption to Title IX, allowing the college to discriminate against its students on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, pregnancy or receipt of abortion while still receiving federal funds.

Campus History

Central Christian College of the Bible

Moberly, MO

Religious Affiliation: Independent Christian Churches/Churches of Christ

[Pending] Title IX Exemption : Enrollment: 315

Central Christian College of the Bible has qualified for the Shame List because it has applied for an exemption to Title IX in order to discriminate against its students on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, pregnancy or receipt of abortion while still receiving federal funds.

Campus History

Charleston Southern University

North Charleston, SC

Religious Affiliation: Southern Baptist Convention

[Received] Title IX Exemption : Enrollment: 3596

Charleston Southern University has qualified for the Shame List because it holds an exemption to Title IX, allowing the college to discriminate against its students on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, pregnancy or receipt of abortion while still receiving federal funds.

Campus History

Charlotte Christian College and Theological Seminary

Charlotte, NC

Religious Affiliation: Interdenominational Christian

[Pending] Title IX Exemption : Enrollment: 110

Charlotte Christian College and Theological Seminary has qualified for the Shame List because it has applied for an exemption to Title IX in order to discriminate against its students on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, pregnancy or receipt of abortion while still receiving federal funds.

Campus History

Clear Creek Baptist Bible College

Pineville, KY

Religious Affiliation: Southern Baptist Convention

[Received] : Title IX Exemption : Enrollment: 209

Clear Creek Baptist Bible College has qualified for the Shame List because it holds an exemption to Title IX, allowing the college to discriminate against its students on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, pregnancy or receipt of abortion while still receiving federal funds.

Campus History

College of Biblical Studies

Houston, TX

Religious Affiliation: Interdenominational Christian

[Pending] Title IX Exemption : Enrollment: 1399

The College of Biblical Studies has qualified for the Shame List because it has applied for an exemption to Title IX, allowing the college to discriminate against its students on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, pregnancy or receipt of abortion while still receiving federal funds.

Campus History

Colorado Christian University

Lakewood, CO

Religious Affiliation: Interdenominational Christian

[Received] Title IX Exemption : Enrollment: 6058

Colorado Christian University has qualified for the Shame List because it holds an exemption to Title IX in order to discriminate against its students on the basis of gender identity while still receiving federal funds.

Campus History

Compass College of Cinematic Arts

Grand Rapids, MI

Religious Affiliation: Interdenominational Christian

[Pending] Title IX Exemption

Compass College of Cinematic Arts has qualified for the Shame List because it has applied for an exemption to Title IX in order to discriminate against its students on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, pregnancy or receipt of abortion while still receiving federal funds.

Campus History

Concordia University Irvine

Irvine, CA

Religious Affiliation: Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod

Opposition to pro-LGBTQ legislation : Enrollment: 7,957

Concordia University Irvine has qualified for the Shame List because it worked to dismantle SB 1146, a California bill designed to protect LGBTQ students from discrimination at their Christian college or university.

Covenant College

Lookout Mountain, GA

Religious Affiliation: Presbyterian Church in America

[Received] Title IX Exemption : Enrollment: 1044

Covenant College has qualified for the Shame List because it holds an exemption to Title IX, allowing the college to discriminate against its students on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity while still receiving federal funds.

Campus History

Criswell College

Old East Dallas, TX

Religious Affiliation: Southern Baptist Convention

[Received] Title IX Exemption : Enrollment: 350

Criswell College has qualified for the Shame List because it holds an exemption to Title IX in order to discriminate against its students on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, pregnancy or receipt of abortion while still receiving federal funds.

Campus History

Crown College

St. Bonifacius, MN

Religious Affiliation: Christian and Missionary Alliance

[Pending] Title IX Exemption : Enrollment: 1011

Crown College has qualified for the Shame List because it has applied for an exemption to Title IX in order to discriminate against its students on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, pregnancy or receipt of abortion while still receiving federal funds.

Campus History

Dordt College

Sioux Center, IA

Religious Affiliation: Christian Reformed Church

[Received] Title IX Exemption : Enrollment: 1458

Dordt College has qualified for the Shame List because it holds an exemption to Title IX in order to discriminate against its students on the basis of gender identity while still receiving federal funds.

Campus History

East Texas Baptist University

Marshall, TX

Religious Affiliation: Southern Baptist Convention

[Received] Title IX Exemption : Enrollment: 1231

East Texas Baptist University has qualified for the Shame List because it holds an exemption to Title IX, allowing the college to discriminate against its students on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, pregnancy or receipt of abortion while still receiving federal funds.

Campus History

Elim Bible Institute and College

Lima, NY

Religious Affiliation: Elim Fellowship (Pentecostal)

[Pending] Title IX Exemption

Elim Bible Institute and College has qualified for the Shame List because it has applied for an exemption to Title IX in order to discriminate against its students on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, pregnancy or receipt of abortion while still receiving federal funds.

Campus History

Emmanuel College

Franklin Springs, GA

Religious Affiliation: International Pentecostal Holiness Church

[Pending] Title IX Exemption : Enrollment: 788

Emmanuel College has qualified for the Shame List because it has applied for an exemption to Title IX in order to discriminate against its students on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, pregnancy or receipt of abortion while still receiving federal funds.

Campus History

Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary

Ankeny, IA

Religious Affiliation: Independent Baptist (unaffiliated)

[Pending] Title IX Exemption

Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary has qualified for the Shame List because it has applied for an exemption to Title IX in order to discriminate against its students on the basis of gender identity while still receiving federal funds.

Campus History

Family of Faith Christian University

Shawnee, OK

Religious Affiliation: Interdenominational Christian

[Pending] Title IX Exemption

Family of Faith Christian University has qualified for the Shame List because it has applied for an exemption to Title IX in order to discriminate against its students on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, pregnancy or receipt of abortion while still receiving federal funds.

Campus History

Florida College

Temple Terrace, FL

Religious Affiliation: Independent Christian Churches/Churches of Christ

[Pending] Title IX Exemption : Enrollment: 513

Florida College has qualified for the Shame List because it has applied for an exemption to Title IX in order to discriminate against its students on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or marital status while still receiving federal funds.

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Franciscan University of Steubenville

Steubenville, OH

Religious Affiliation: Roman Catholic Church

[Received] Title IX Exemption : Enrollment: 2733

Franciscan University of Steubenville has qualified for the Shame List because it holds an exemption to Title IX, allowing the college to discriminate against its students on the basis of gender identity while still receiving federal funds.

Campus History

Freed-Hardeman University

Henderson, TN

Religious Affiliation: Churches of Christ

[Received] Title IX Exemption : Enrollment: 1904

Freed-Hardeman University has qualified for the Shame List because it holds an exemption to Title IX in order to discriminate against its students on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, pregnancy or receipt of abortion while still receiving federal funds.

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Fresno Pacific University

Fresno, CA

Religious Affiliation: Mennonite Brethren

[Received] Title IX Exemption : Enrollment: 3718

Fresno Pacific University has qualified for the Shame List because it holds an exemption to Title IX, allowing the college to discriminate against its students on the basis of gender identity while still receiving federal funds. Fresno Pacific University has also qualified for the Shame List because it worked to dismantle SB 1146, a California bill designed to protect LGBTQ students from discrimination at their Christian college or university.

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Geneva College

Beaver Falls, PA

Religious Affiliation: Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America

[Received] Title IX Exemption : Enrollment: 1704

Geneva College has qualified for the Shame List because it holds an exemption to Title IX, allowing the college to discriminate against its students on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, pregnancy or receipt of abortion while still receiving federal funds.

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George Fox University

Newberg, OR

Religious Affiliation: Northwest Yearly Meeting of Friends

[Received] Title IX Exemption : Enrollment: 3931

Gordon College

Wenham, MA

Religious Affiliation: Interdenominational Christian

Established History of Anti-LGBTQ Discrimination : Enrollment: 5009

Gordon College has qualified for the Shame List because it has a long and well-documented history of anti-LGBTQ discrimination, including the administration’s retaliation against a professor who criticized the school’s ban on hiring sexually active LGBTQ people; and college president Michael Lindsay’s request for a religious exemption to President Barack Obama’s non-discrimination executive order to protect LGBTQ students under Title IX.

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Grace Bible College

Grand Rapids, MI

Grace Gospel Fellowship (Pentecostal)

[Pending] Title IX Exemption : Enrollment: 828

Grace Bible College has qualified for the Shame List because it has applied for an exemption to Title IX in order to discriminate against its students on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity while still receiving federal funds.

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Grove City College

Grove City, PA

Religious Affiliation: Interdenominational Christian

Presentation of “ex-gay” speaker in mandated event : Enrollment: 2461

Hannibal-LaGrange University

Hannibal, MO

Religious Affiliation: Southern Baptist Convention

[Received] Title IX Exemption : Enrollment: 1150

Hannibal-LaGrange University has qualified for the Shame List because it holds an exemption to Title IX, allowing the college to discriminate against its students on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, pregnancy or receipt of abortion while still receiving federal funds.

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Hardin-Simmons University

Abilene, TX

Religious Affiliation: Southern Baptist Convention

[Received] Title IX Exemption : Enrollment: 2212

Hardin-Simmons University has qualified for the Shame List because it holds an exemption to Title IX, allowing the college to discriminate against its students on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, pregnancy or receipt of abortion while still receiving federal funds.

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Harding University

Searcy, AR

Religious Affiliation: Independent Christian Churches/Churches of Christ

[Pending] Title IX Exemption : Enrollment: 7155

Harding University has qualified for the Shame List because it has applied for an exemption to Title IX in order to discriminate against its students on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, pregnancy or receipt of abortion while still receiving federal funds.

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Howard Payne University

Brownwood, TX

Religious Affiliation: Southern Baptist Convention

[Received] Title IX Exemption : Enrollment: 1163

Howard Payne University has qualified for the Shame List because it holds an exemption to Title IX, allowing the college to discriminate against its students on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, pregnancy or receipt of abortion while still receiving federal funds.

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Indiana Wesleyan University

Marion, IN

Religious Affiliation: Wesleyan Church

[Pending] Title IX Exemption : Enrollment: 14730

Indiana Wesleyan University has qualified for the Shame List because it has applied for an exemption to Title IX in order to discriminate against its students on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or receipt of abortion while still receiving federal funds.

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John Paul the Great Catholic University

Escondido, CA

Religious Affiliation: Roman Catholic Church

[Received] Title IX Exemption : Enrollment: 167

John Paul the Great Catholic University has qualified for the Shame List because it holds an exemption to Title IX, allowing the college to discriminate against its students on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, pregnancy or receipt of abortion while still receiving federal funds. John Paul the Great Catholic University has also qualified for the Shame List because it worked to dismantle SB 1146, a California bill designed to protect LGBTQ students from discrimination at their Christian college or university.

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Judson College

Marion, AL

Religious Affiliation: Southern Baptist Convention

[Received] Title IX Exemption : Enrollment: 1290

Judson College has qualified for the Shame List because it holds an exemption to Title IX, allowing the college to discriminate against its students on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, pregnancy or receipt of abortion while still receiving federal funds.

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Kentucky Mountain Bible College

Jackson, KY

Religious Affiliation: Kentucky Mountain Holiness Association

[Pending] Title IX Exemption : Enrollment: 89

Kentucky Mountain Bible College has qualified for the Shame List because it has applied for an exemption to Title IX in order to discriminate against its students on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, pregnancy or receipt of abortion while still receiving federal funds.

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LABI College

La Puente, CA

Religious Affiliation: Assemblies of God

[Received] Title IX Exemption : Enrollment: 124

LABI College has qualified for the Shame List because it holds an exemption to Title IX, allowing the college to discriminate against its students on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, pregnancy or receipt of abortion while still receiving federal funds.

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Lancaster Bible College

Lancaster, PA

Religious Affiliation: Interdenominational Christian

[Received] Title IX Exemption : Enrollment: 1970

Lancaster Bible College has qualified for the Shame List because it holds an exemption to Title IX in order to discriminate against its students on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity while still receiving federal funds.

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Liberty University

Lynchburg, VA

Religious Affiliation: Southern Baptist Convention

Established History of Anti-LGBTQ Discrimination : Enrollment: 81,459

Liberty University has qualified for the Shame List because it has a long and well-documented history of anti-LGBTQ discrimination, including denying tuition discounts to same-sex and trans spouses of military personnel, despite offering those discounts to heterosexual and cisgender spouses; and a formal affiliation with the dangerously anti-LGBTQ Liberty Counsel.

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Life Pacific College

San Dimas, CA

Religious Affiliation: The Foursquare Church

Opposition to pro-LGBTQ legislation : Enrollment: 584

Life Pacific College has qualified for the Shame List because it worked to dismantle SB 1146, a California bill designed to protect LGBTQ students from discrimination at their Christian college or university. Life Pacific College has also qualified for the Shame List because it has requested an exemption to Title IX in order to discriminate against its students on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, pregnancy or receipt of abortion while still receiving federal funds.

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Louisiana College

Pineville, LA

Religious Affiliation: Southern Baptist Convention

[Received] Title IX Exemption : Enrollment: 1300

Louisiana College has qualified for the Shame List because it holds an exemption to Title IX, allowing the college to discriminate against its students on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, pregnancy or receipt of abortion while still receiving federal funds.

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Manhattan Christian College

Manhattan, KS

Religious Affiliation: Interdenominational Christian

[Received] Title IX Exemption: Enrollment: 384

Manhattan Christian College has qualified for the Shame List because it holds an exemption to Title IX, allowing the college to discriminate against its students on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, pregnancy or receipt of abortion while still receiving federal funds.

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Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Kansas City, MO

Religious Affiliation: Southern Baptist Convention

[Received] Title IX Exemption : Enrollment: 1702

Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary has qualified for the Shame List because it holds an exemption to Title IX, allowing the college to discriminate against its students on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, pregnancy or receipt of abortion while still receiving federal funds.

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Mississippi College

Clinton, MS

Religious Affiliation: Southern Baptist Convention

[Received] Title IX Exemption : Enrollment: 4921

Mississippi College has qualified for the Shame List because it holds an exemption to Title IX, allowing the college to discriminate against its students on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, pregnancy or receipt of abortion while still receiving federal funds.

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Missouri Baptist University

St. Louis, MO

Religious Affiliation: Southern Baptist Convention

[Received] Title IX Exemption : Enrollment: 5212

Missouri Baptist University has qualified for the Shame List because it holds an exemption to Title IX in order to discriminate against its students on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, pregnancy or receipt of abortion while still receiving federal funds.

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Multnomah University

Portland, OR

Religious Affiliation: Interdenominational Christian

[Received] Title IX Exemption : Enrollment: 418

Multnomah University has qualified for the Shame List because it holds an exemption to Title IX in order to discriminate against its students on the basis of gender identity while still receiving federal funds.

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North Greenville University

Tigerville, SC

Religious Affiliation: Southern Baptist Convention

[Received] Title IX Exemption : Enrollment: 2319

North Greenville University has qualified for the Shame List because it holds an exemption to Title IX, allowing the college to discriminate against its students on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, pregnancy or receipt of abortion while still receiving federal funds.

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Northpoint Bible College

Haverhill, MA

Religious Affiliation: Assemblies of God

[Received] Title IX Exemption : Enrollment: 301

Northpoint Bible College has qualified for the Shame List because it holds an exemption to Title IX, allowing the college to discriminate against its students on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, pregnancy or receipt of abortion while still receiving federal funds.

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Northwest Nazarene University

Nampa, ID

Religious Affiliation: Church of the Nazarene

[Received] Title IX Exemption : Enrollment: 2249

Northwest Nazarene University has qualified for the Shame List because it holds an exemption to Title IX, allowing the college to discriminate against its students on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, pregnancy or receipt of abortion while still receiving federal funds.

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Oak Hills Christian College

Bemidji, MN

Religious Affiliation: Interdenominational Christian

[Pending] Title IX Exemption : Enrollment: 125

Oak Hills Christian College has qualified for the Shame List because it has applied for an exemption to Title IX in order to discriminate against its students on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, pregnancy or receipt of abortion while still receiving federal funds.

Ohio Christian University

Circleville, OH

Religious Affiliation: Churches of Christ in Christian Union

[Received] Title IX Exemption : Enrollment: 4156

Ohio Christian University has qualified for the Shame List because it holds an exemption to Title IX in order to discriminate against its students on the basis of gender identity while still receiving federal funds.

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Oklahoma Baptist University

Shawnee, OK

Religious Affiliation: Southern Baptist Convention

[Received] Title IX Exemption : Enrollment: 1,986

Oklahoma Baptist University has qualified for the Shame List because it holds an exemption to Title IX, allowing the college to discriminate against its students on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, pregnancy or receipt of abortion while still receiving federal funds.

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Oklahoma Christian University

Oklahoma City, OK

Religious Affiliation: Independent Christian Churches/Churches of Christ

[Received] Title IX Exemption : Enrollment: 2,584

Oklahoma Christian University has qualified for the Shame List because it holds an exemption to Title IX, allowing the college to discriminate against its students on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity while still receiving federal funds.

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Oklahoma Wesleyan University

Bartlesville, OK

Religious Affiliation: Wesleyan Church

[Received] Title IX Exemption : Enrollment: 1600

Oklahoma Wesleyan University has qualified for the Shame List because it holds an exemption to Title IX, allowing the college to discriminate against its students on the basis of gender identity, marital status, pregnancy or receipt of abortion while still receiving federal funds.

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Oral Roberts University

Tulsa, OK

Religious Affiliation: Charismatic-Pentecostal

[Pending] Title IX Exemption : Enrollment: 3852

Oral Roberts University has qualified for the Shame List because it has applied for an exemption to Title IX in order to discriminate against its students on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, pregnancy or receipt of abortion while still receiving federal funds.

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Ozark Christian College

Joplin, MO

Religious Affiliation: Independent Christian Churches/Churches of Christ

[Received] Title IX Exemption : Enrollment: 679

Ozark Christian College has qualified for the Shame List because it holds an exemption to Title IX, allowing the college to discriminate against its students on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, pregnancy or receipt of abortion while still receiving federal funds.

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Point Loma Nazarene University

San Diego, CA

Religious Affiliation: Church of the Nazarene

Opposition to pro-LGBTQ legislation : Enrollment: 3852

Point Loma Nazarene University has qualified for the Shame List because it worked to dismantle SB 1146, a California bill designed to protect LGBTQ students from discrimination at their Christian college or university.

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September 2016 – PLNU Donates $50,000 to fight Senate Bill 1146

Randall University

Moore, OK

Religious Affiliation: Free Will Baptist

[Pending] Title IX Exemption : Enrollment: 365

Randall University has qualified for the Shame List because it has applied for an exemption to Title IX in order to discriminate against its students on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, pregnancy or receipt of abortion while still receiving federal funds.

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Rhema Bible Training College

Broken Arrow, OK

Religious Affiliation: Rhema Bible Church (Pentecostal)

[Received] Title IX Exemption

Rhema Bible Training College has qualified for the Shame List because it holds an exemption to Title IX, allowing the college to discriminate against its students on the basis of sexual orientation, or gender identity while still receiving federal funds.

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Shepherds Theological Seminary

Cary, NC

Religious Affiliation: Interdenominational Christian

[Pending] Title IX Exemption : Enrollment: 75

Shepherds Theological Seminary has qualified for the Shame List because it has applied for an exemption to Title IX in order to discriminate against its students on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity while still receiving federal funds.

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Shorter University

Rome, GA

Religious Affiliation: Southern Baptist Convention

[Received] Title IX Exemption : Enrollment: 3702

Shorter University has qualified for the Shame List because it holds an exemption to Title IX, allowing the college to discriminate against its students on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, pregnancy or receipt of abortion while still receiving federal funds.

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Simpson University

Redding, CA

Religious Affiliation: Christian and Missionary Alliance

[Received] Title IX Exemption : Enrollment: 1162

Simpson University has qualified for the Shame List because it holds an exemption to Title IX, allowing the college to discriminate against its students on the basis of gender identity while still receiving federal funds.

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Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary

Wake Forest, NC

Religious Affiliation: Southern Baptist Convention

[Received] Title IX Exemption : Enrollment: 3000

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary has qualified for the Shame List because it holds an exemption to Title IX, allowing the college to discriminate against its students on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, pregnancy or receipt of abortion while still receiving federal funds.

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Southeastern University

Lakeland, FL

Religious Affiliation: Assemblies of God

[Pending] Title IX Exemption : Enrollment: 2779

Southeastern University has qualified for the Shame List because it has applied for an exemption to Title IX in order to discriminate against its students on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity while still receiving federal funds.

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Southern Nazarene University

Bethany, OK

Religious Affiliation: Church of the Nazarene

[Received] Title IX Exemption : Enrollment: 2254

Southern Nazarene University has qualified for the Shame List because it holds an exemption to Title IX, allowing the college to discriminate against its students on the basis of gender identity or receipt of abortion while still receiving federal funds.

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Southern Wesleyan University

Central, SC

Religious Affiliation: Wesleyan Church

[Received] Title IX Exemption : Enrollment: 2414

Southern Wesleyan University has qualified for the Shame List because it holds an exemption to Title IX, allowing the college to discriminate against its students on the basis of gender identity, pregnancy or receipt of abortion while still receiving federal funds.

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Southwest Baptist University

Bolivar, MO

Religious Affiliation: Southern Baptist Convention

[Received] Title IX Exemption : Enrollment: 3696

Southwest Baptist University has qualified for the Shame List because it holds an exemption to Title IX, allowing the college to discriminate against its students on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, pregnancy or receipt of abortion while still receiving federal funds.

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Southwestern Assemblies of God University

Waxahachie, TX

Religious Affiliation: Assemblies of God

[Received] Title IX Exemption : Enrollment: 2064

Southwestern Assemblies of God University has qualified for the Shame List because it holds an exemption to Title IX, allowing the college to discriminate against its students on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, pregnancy or receipt of abortion while still receiving federal funds.

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Spring Arbor University

Spring Arbor, MI

Religious Affiliation: Free Methodist Church

[Received] Title IX Exemption : Enrollment: 3732

Spring Arbor University has qualified for the Shame List because it holds an exemption to Title IX, allowing the college to discriminate against its students on the basis of sexual orientation, or gender identity while still receiving federal funds.

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St. Gregory’s University

Shawnee, OK

Religious Affiliation: Roman Catholic Church

[Received] Title IX Exemption : Enrollment: 744

St. Gregory’s University has qualified for the Shame List because it holds an exemption to Title IX, allowing the college to discriminate against its students on the basis of gender identity while still receiving federal funds.

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Tabor College

Hillsboro, KS

Religious Affiliation: Mennonite Brethren

[Received] Title IX Exemption : Enrollment: 729

Tabor College has qualified for the Shame List because it holds an exemption to Title IX, allowing the college to discriminate against its students on the basis of gender identity while still receiving federal funds.

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The Baptist College of Florida

Graceville, FL

Religious Affiliation: Southern Baptist Convention

[Received] Title IX Exemption : Enrollment: 625

The Baptist College of Florida has qualified for the Shame List because it holds an exemption to Title IX, allowing the college to discriminate against its students on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, pregnancy or receipt of abortion while still receiving federal funds.

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The Master’s College For Christ and Scripture

Santa Clarita, CA

Religious Affiliation: Interdenominational Christian

[Pending] Title IX Exemption : Enrollment: 1137

The Master’s College for Christ and Scripture has qualified for the Shame List because it has applied for an exemption to Title IX in order to discriminate against its students on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or marital status while still receiving federal funds. The Master’s College for Christ and Scripture has also qualified for the Shame List because it worked to dismantle SB 1146, a California bill designed to protect LGBTQ students from discrimination at their Christian college or university.

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Toccoa Falls College

Toccoa, GA

Religious Affiliation: Christian and Missionary Alliance

[Received] Title IX Exemption : Enrollment: 920

Toccoa Falls College has qualified for the Shame List because it holds an exemption to Title IX, allowing the college to discriminate against its students on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, pregnancy or receipt of abortion while still receiving federal funds.

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Trinity Baptist College

Jacksonville, FL

Religious Affiliation: Independent Baptist (unaffiliated)

[Pending] Title IX Exemption : Enrollment: 232

Trinity Baptist College has qualified for the Shame List because it has applied for an exemption to Title IX in order to discriminate against its students on the basis ofsexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, pregnancy or receipt of abortion while still receiving federal funds.

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Trinity Bible College

Ellendale, ND

Religious Affiliation: Assemblies of God

[Received] Title IX Exemption : Enrollment: 227

Toccoa Falls College has qualified for the Shame List because it holds an exemption to Title IX, allowing the college to discriminate against its students on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, pregnancy or receipt of abortion while still receiving federal funds.

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Truett-McConnell University

Cleveland, GA

Religious Affiliation: Southern Baptist Convention

[Received] Title IX Exemption : Enrollment: 921

Truett McConnell-University has qualified for the Shame List because it holds an exemption to Title IX, allowing the college to discriminate against its students on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, pregnancy or receipt of abortion while still receiving federal funds.

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Union University

Jackson, TN

Religious Affiliation: Southern Baptist Convention

[Received] Title IX Exemption : Enrollment: 4000

Union University has qualified for the Shame List because it holds an exemption to Title IX, allowing the college to discriminate against its students on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, pregnancy or receipt of abortion while still receiving federal funds.

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University of Dallas

Irving, TX

Religious Affiliation: Roman Catholic Church

[Pending] Title IX Exemption : Enrollment: 2843

University of Dallas has qualified for the Shame List because it has applied for an exemption to Title IX in order to discriminate against its students on the basis of gender identity while still receiving federal funds.

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University of Mary Hardin-Baylor

Belton, TX

Religious Affiliation: Southern Baptist Convention

[Received] Title IX Exemption : Enrollment: 3103

University of Mary Hardin-Baylor has qualified for the Shame List because it holds an exemption to Title IX, allowing the college to discriminate against its students on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, pregnancy or receipt of abortion while still receiving federal funds.

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University of Mobile

Eight Mile, AL

Religious Affiliation: Southern Baptist Convention

[Received] Title IX Exemption : Enrollment: 1466

University of Mobile has qualified for the Shame List because it holds an exemption to Title IX, allowing the college to discriminate against its students on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, pregnancy or receipt of abortion while still receiving federal funds.

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University of Northwestern-St. Paul

St. Paul, MN

Religious Affiliation: Interdenominational Christian

[Received] Title IX Exemption : Enrollment: 3427

University of Northwestern-St. Paul has qualified for the Shame List because it holds an exemption to Title IX in order to discriminate against its students on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, pregnancy or receipt of abortion while still receiving federal funds.

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University of the Cumberlands

Williamsburg, KY

Religious Affiliation: Southern Baptist Convention

[Received] Title IX Exemption : Enrollment: 2655

University of the Cumberlands has qualified for the Shame List because it holds an exemption to Title IX, allowing the college to discriminate against its students on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, pregnancy or receipt of abortion while still receiving federal funds.

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Vanguard University

Costa Mesa, CA

Religious Affiliation: Assemblies of God

Opposition to pro-LGBTQ legislation : Enrollment: 2115

Vanguard University has qualified for the Shame List because it worked to dismantle SB 1146, a California bill designed to protect LGBTQ students from discrimination at their Christian college or university.

Virginia Baptist College

Fredericksburg, VA

Religious Affiliation: Baptist

[Received] Title IX Exemption : Enrollment:

Virginia Baptist College has qualified for the Shame List because it holds an exemption to Title IX, allowing the college to discriminate against its students on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, pregnancy or receipt of abortion while still receiving federal funds.

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Wayland Baptist University

Plainview, TX

Religious Affiliation: Southern Baptist Convention

[Received] Title IX Exemption : Enrollment: 5536

Wayland Baptist University has qualified for the Shame List because it holds an exemption to Title IX, allowing the college to discriminate against its students on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, pregnancy or receipt of abortion while still receiving federal funds.

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Westminster Seminary California

Escondido, CA

Religious Affiliation: Interdenominational Christian

[Received] Title IX Exemption : Enrollment: 160

Westminster Seminary California has qualified for the Shame List because it holds an exemption to Title IX, allowing the college to discriminate against its students on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, pregnancy or receipt of abortion while still receiving federal funds.

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Westmont College

Santa Barbara, CA

Religious Affiliation: Interdenominational Christian

Opposition to pro-LGBTQ legislation : Enrollment: 1355

Westmont College has qualified for the Shame List because it worked to dismantle SB 1146, a California bill designed to protect LGBTQ students from discrimination at their Christian college or university.

Wheaton College

Wheaton, IL

Religious Affiliation: Interdenominational Christian

Presentation of “ex-gay” speaker in mandated event : Enrollment: 3000

Wheaton College has qualified for the Shame List because it presented an “ex-gay” speaker in its chapel service, which students are required to attend.

William Carey University

Hattiesburg, MS

Religious Affiliation: Southern Baptist Convention

[Received] Title IX Exemption : Enrollment: 3626

William Carey University has qualified for the Shame List because it holds an exemption to Title IX, allowing the university to discriminate against its students on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, pregnancy or receipt of abortion while still receiving federal funds.

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William Jessup University

Rocklin, CA

Religious Affiliation: Interdenominational Christian

[Received] Title IX Exemption : Enrollment: 1212

William Jessup University has qualified for the Shame List because it holds an exemption to Title IX in order to discriminate against its students on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, pregnancy or receipt of abortion while still receiving federal funds. William Jessup University has also qualified for the Shame List because it worked to dismantle SB 1146, a California bill designed to protect LGBTQ students from discrimination at their Christian college or university.

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Williams Baptist College

Walnut Ridge, AR

Religious Affiliation: Southern Baptist Convention

[Received] Title IX Exemption : Enrollment: 550

Williams Baptist College has qualified for the Shame List because it holds an exemption to Title IX, allowing the college to discriminate against its students on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, pregnancy or receipt of abortion while still receiving federal funds.

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