The exclusive list is based on its Campus Pride Index which rates institutions based on self-reporting of various criteria important to LGBTQ+ students and their families.
“The Best of the Best list was first created in 2009 as a way to showcase colleges and universities that were committed to offering safe and inclusive environments for LGBTQ+ students so that students and families could make informed choices about where to pursue higher education,” says Shane Mendez Windmeyer, the founder, CEO, and executive director of Campus Pride. “In today’s climate, which finds LGBTQ+ identities being used as political talking points and laws being weaponized against LGBTQ+ people, the commitment to creating campuses that welcome and protect LGBTQ+ students cannot be taken for granted. The colleges and universities that made our list this year deserve this highest recognition for the efforts they have made and continue to make.”
You can read the complete list of the Best of the Best LGBTQ+ Friendly colleges and universities from Campus Pride, including individual pages for each institution, here.
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