UW-Green Bay named one of the top 30 schools in the country for LGBTQ+ students

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 12, 2023

The university has been chosen for its inclusive campus community for the past nine consecutive years

GREEN BAY – The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay has been selected again for Campus Pride’s “Best of the Best” list. In order to receive this designation, UW-Green Bay has achieved 5 out of 5 stars on the Campus Pride Index (CPI), the definitive national benchmarking tool measuring LGBTQ-friendly policies, programs, and practices.

“The UW-Green Bay community recognizes the positive impact LGBTQIA2S+ students, employees and their allies have on the personal growth and academic success of all students on each of the four campuses,” said Stacie Christian, assistant vice chancellor of Inclusive Excellence, interim director of the Multicultural Resource Center at UW-Green Bay. “We are grateful to each of the individuals in our campus communities who work together to create a positive and supportive campus climate.”

The Pride Center’s mission at all four of the UW-Green Bay campus locations is to identify and respond to the concerns and needs of LGBTQ+ students, faculty, staff and their allies; to provide high-quality support services that contribute to the academic and personal growth of LGBTQ+ students, faculty, staff and allies; and to offer a safe, supportive and welcoming environment for LGBTQ+ people and their allies.

Pride Center Director, Nicole Kurth is proud of the work of the UW-Green Bay campus community. “We are so excited to have our campus named to the ‘Best of the Best’ list that honors that top 30 campuses in the country, who are striving to make their campuses welcoming and inclusive for all students,” said Kurth. “It really takes the entire campus community working together at our four locations to make this a welcoming space for all.”

Campus Pride, the preeminent resource for LGBTQ+ leadership development, diversity, inclusion and advocacy within higher education, recognized the work of 30 campuses, including UW-Green Bay, in making their communities safer and more welcoming environments for students, faculty, and staff alike. The 2023 Best of the Best LGBTQ-friendly list includes 30 four-year public and private colleges and universities from around the country. Each institution achieved 5 out of 5 stars and the highest percentage scores on the Campus Pride Index (CPI), the premier national benchmarking tool measuring LGBTQ-friendly policies, programs, and practices on college and university campuses. Campuses are scored on eight LGBTQ-friendly factors, including housing, campus safety, academics, student life, and recruitment and retention efforts.

The Pride Center at UW-Green Bay is located in the University Union, and its hours are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday. In addition, Pride Center spaces are located at each of the campuses in Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan, along with the Ally Lounge in the Kress Events Center which works specifically with student athletes, staff and coaches. The Pride Center at UW-Green Bay also offers LGBTQ+ resources as well as organizations and social groups on-campus.

Contact the Pride Center at pridecenter@uwgb.edu or by phone at 920-465-2167.

About UW-Green Bay
Established in 1965, UW-Green Bay is a public institution serving more than 9,600 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students and 80,000 continuing education learners each year. 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 2021, UW-Green Bay was the fastest-growing UW school in Wisconsin. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.


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