BACK TO CAMPUS: Campus Pride’s 2013 Top 25 LGBT-friendly Colleges & Universities announced in partnership with the Huffington Post | Campus Pride | The leading national organization for LGBT student leaders and campus groups

Campus Pride in collaboration with Huffington Post announced today Campus Pride’s 2013 Top 25 LGBT-Friendly Colleges & Universities. The listing highlights the positive work being done in higher education for LGBT students and those campuses who are out in front leading the way.The Top 25 listing is based on the final responses to the Campus Pride Index, a national benchmarking tool provided by Campus Pride, which self-assesses LGBT-friendly policies, programs and practices.Unlike the Princeton Review LGBT rankings, the Campus Pride Index is based in research on policy, program and practice and is conducted “for and by” LGBT experts in the field of higher education.  Annually campuses update and use the Campus Pride benchmarking tool to improve LGBT living and learning on campus.   Over 80% of participating colleges last year improved from their ratings using the index benchmarking measures.In order to be in the Top 25 this year, a college had to achieve 5 stars in Overall, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity/Expression categories.  Each campus also had to be 4.5 stars or above in the eight LGBT-friendly factor areas.  The final Top 25 had the highest percentage ratings.  The final list reflects colleges with student populations from 2500 to over 25,000, public and private schools alike

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