Campus Pride Ranks Top 25 LGBT-Friendly Universities

Campus Pride has revealed this year’s list of the top 25 LGBT-friendly universities based on its Campus Pride Index, which scores schools on their policies, programs, and practices. It’s the only ranking that takes a detailed look at specific policies that impact LGBT students and staff in addition to incorporating feedback from across each campus. Next year, the ranking will include new questions about transgender students, mental health outreach, and recruitment and retention of LGBT students, raising the bar even more for universities. Here, in alphabetical order, is the list as it stands for 2012:

– Carleton College
– Cornell University
– Emory University
– Indiana University
– Ithaca College
– Oberlin College
– Portland State University
– Stanford University
– The Ohio State University
– The Pennsylvania State University
– University of California, Berkeley
– University of California, Los Angeles
– University of California, Riverside
– University of California, Santa Barbara
– University of Chicago
– University of Illinois at Chicago
– University of Maryland, College Park
– University of Massachusetts, Amherst
– University of Michigan
– University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
– University of Oregon
– University of Pennsylvania
– University of Utah
– University of Vermont
– University of Washington