UW-Green Bay chosen among ‘Best of the Best’ LGBTQ-Friendly Colleges & Universities List

Green Bay, Wis.—Campus Pride chose 30 schools this year for the 2021 Best of the Best LGBTQ-Friendly Colleges & Universities List. The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is once again among the top.

This list is based on overall ratings on the Campus Pride Index and specific LGBTQ-inclusive benchmark measures. In order to be in the “Best of the Best” listing, an institution had to score the highest percentages in the LGBTQ-friendly benchmarks for policies, programs and practices.

According to UW-Green Bay’s Interim Assistant Vice Chancellor of Inclusive Excellence Stacie Christian, UW-Green Bay has made the list since 2014.

“This is a campus effort, and not just the effort from the Pride Center,” Christian said. Noteworthy:

  • UW-Green Bay expanded its Marinette and Green Bay Pride Center campus locations to Manitowoc and Sheboygan.
  • Pride Center services have expanded with middle- and high-school campus in which the Pride Center La Force Foundation interns can utilize new leadership skills
  • The Pride Center and University provided training for University Police, faculty and staff, wellness groups, housing staff and provided academic programming.
  • Additionally, planning has begun to provide training to the Kress Center to support LGBTQ+ student athletes.

The announcement features 30 four-year campuses from across the country that have shown themselves to be deeply committed to LGBTQ students, earning a perfect score of 5 out of 5 stars on the Campus Pride Index, the definitive national benchmarking tool tracking LGBTQ-friendly policies, programs, and practices. UW-Green Bay, UW-Eau Claire and UW-Milwaukee were among the best In the Midwest:

-Kansas State University, KS
-Southern Illinois University Carbondale, IL
-Indiana University, IN
-Kent State University, OH
-Kenyon College, OH
-University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, WI
-University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, WI
-University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, WI

For the full lists (including community colleges and religious schools), visit CAMPUSPRIDE.ORG/2021BESTOFTHEBEST.

About the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

Established in 1965, UW-Green Bay is a public institution serving 8,970 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students and 79,604 continuing education enrollees each year across all campus locations. We educate students from pre-college through retirement and offer 200+ degrees, programs and certificates. UW-Green Bay graduates are resilient, inclusive, sustaining and engaged members of their communities, ready to rise to fearlessly face challenges, solve problems and embrace diverse ideas and people. With four campus locations, the University welcomes students from every corner of the world. In 2020, UW-Green Bay was the fastest growing UW school in Wisconsin. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.


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