Campus Pride Ranks UVM Among Top Twenty-Five LGBT-Friendly Schools
- By Lee Ann Cox
UVM, recently named a national leader for transgender support, has also earned a spot on Campus Pride’s list of top 25 LGBT-friendly colleges and universities among institutions such as Cornell, Stanford and the University of Pennsylvania.
The organization, which works to improve campus environments nationally, says that schools on the list have demonstrated -- in policy, program and practice -- inclusion and safety for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and ally populations. The rankings are based on a climate index compiled from comprehensive answers to surveys of LGBT students, faculty and staff.
“When I think about these accomplishments,” says Dot Brauer, director of UVM’s LGBTQA Center, “it just makes me smile. So many wonderful people at UVM have helped make all of this happen and that makes me especially proud.”