Web Update: October 3, 2007 — Campus Pride, a national LGBT organization working on the forefront of campus inclusion, announced last week the launch of its Campus Climate Index.
“Many campuses want to be more LGBT-friendly and welcoming to all students, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity and expression, and the index is an essential tool for those efforts,” stated Shane Windmeyer, Executive Director of Campus Pride and author of The Advocate College Guide for LGBT Students.
To date, nearly one hundred public and private four- year campuses are listed, and nearly twice that have committed to an assessment in the near future. In development since 2001, the LGBT-Friendly Campus Climate Index was created in response to the increasing demand for tools and resources to support campuses in assessing LGBT-friendly programs, policies and practices.
Web Update: September 10, 2007 – With millions of students now back at school, the Gender Public Advocacy Coalition has just released a groundbreaking report: the 2007 Gender Equality National Index for Universities and Schools (GENIUS).
Among several groundbreaking findings documented within the Index, at least 30 colleges and universities now provide gender-neutral rooming options for students. To download the report, or for more information, please visit www.gpac.org.