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Campus Pride Names 2020 Best Colleges

By Charlotte Robinson, October 14, 2020

Campus Pride released its 2020 BEST OF THE BEST LGBTQ-Friendly listing of colleges & universities. The announcement features forty campuses from six regions of the country who are deeply committed to LGBTQ students & who rate the highest for LGBTQ-inclusion in policy, program & practice. Tom Elliott, Campus Pride Board Chair stated, “On behalf of Campus Pride, I want to commend all the campuses featured among the 2020 ‘BEST OF THE BEST’ LGBTQ-friendly colleges & universities for their exemplary commitment & work to make their campuses safer & more welcoming. In times like these, we need to commit to creating safe & welcoming spaces for all students.” There are nearly 400 colleges who have “come out” on the index & hundreds of thousands who utilize the public search to find LGBTQ-friendly colleges & universities annually. Shane Windmeyer, Executive Director, Campus Pride concluded, “Today college campuses must ‘come out’ & be visible as LGBTQ-friendly. Students expect inclusive, equitable learning environments at colleges in all regions of the country & as a basic standard, they demand campuses have LGBTQ-inclusive policies, programs & services. These forty campuses, across six diverse regions, are leading the charge. Every student deserves to go to a college that is inclusive & a safe space to learn, live & grow. This October is LGBTQ History Month & National Coming Out Day was October 11th. Let us commit ourselves to LGBTQ inclusion, coming out & supporting LGBTQ youth in living full, authentic lives.” Campus Pride is the leading national educational organization for LGBTQ & ally college students as well as campus groups building future leaders & safer more LGBTQ-friendly colleges & universities. The organization provides resources and services to thousands of college students & nearly 1,400 campuses annually.                For Complete 2020 Best Campuses List… 

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