The course will help bring to light LGBT figures who have been overlooked.
Administrators said that despite students' reassurances, they feared the group would become an advocacy organization rather than a support group.
UI is the first public university in America to incorporate such measures in its admissions review.
Eastern Michigan University will pay $75,000 to counseling student Julea Ward, who was expelled from university for refusing to provide services to gay and lesbian clients.
The student's performing arts teacher was suspended for playing the pro-LGBT song, but the youth does not understand how anyone could object to its message.
The chart-topping artist came to the defense of a Michigan middle school teacher who was suspended for playing 'Same Love' in a performing arts class.
A performing arts teacher in South Lyon, Mich., was suspended for three days after she allowed a student to play hip-hop artist Macklemore's song about being gay, called "Same Love," in her class last week.
The Reverend Jayme Mathias has defeated incumbent Sam Guzman to become the first gay member of the Austin school board, representing district two.