Today, Campus Pride released its annual list of Top 25 LGBTQ-Friendly Colleges and Universities of 2015. This year’s list is based on responses to the Campus Pride Index, a national benchmarking tool that self-assesses LGBTQ-friendly policies, programs, and practices at institutions of higher education.
Campus Pride is a national nonprofit organization for student leaders and campus groups working to create a safer and more welcoming college environment for LGBTQ students.
“As time goes on, the needs of LGBTQ college and university students change,” Shane Windmeyer, executive director of Campus Pride and creator of the Campus Pride Index, said in a press release. “Therefore, we have updated our Campus Pride Index assessment to reflect that, with higher standards for campuses and a higher focus on trans and gender nonconforming students.”
Below are the Top 25 schools of 2015.
Indiana University Bloomington
Montclair State University
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey–New Brunswick
San Diego State University
Southern Oregon University
The Ohio State University
The Pennsylvania State University
University of Colorado Boulder
University of Louisville
University of Maine at Machias
University of Maryland, College Park
University of Massachusetts Amherst
University of Minnesota Twin Cities
University of Oregon
University of Pennsylvania
University of Vermont
University of Washington
University of Wisconsin–Green Bay
For more information about the Top 25 or the Campus Pride Index, visit campusprideindex.org.