Penn Point out once more regarded among Campus Satisfaction best LGBTQ-pleasant colleges

University PARK, Pa. — Penn Condition once again has been acknowledged in Campus Pride’s “Finest of the Greatest” LGBTQ-helpful Schools and Universities listing, obtaining an total 5 out of 5 stars on the Campus Pride Index for 2021.

“We are so fired up to be integrated in the Campus Satisfaction ‘Best of the Best’ once again this 12 months. Being identified by Campus Satisfaction is an astounding testament to the hard, collaborative do the job of learners, college, team and administration,” said Sonya Wilmoth, director of the Middle for Sexual and Gender Range, a device of Penn Condition Pupil Affairs. “This honor showcases the dedication to furthering and broadening the work all-around variety, fairness and inclusion on our campus.”  

This years “Best of the Best” listing involved 30 institutions that display LGBTQ-pleasant policies, packages and tactics. Penn State is one particular of only 7 in the mid-Atlantic region to be recognized. To be chosen for the list, an establishment ought to score in the best percentages in LGBTQ-pleasant benchmarks.

Penn State scored 5 out of 5 in several places, including but not confined to: LGBTQ support and institutional dedication, LGBTQ student life, LGBTQ campus protection, and LGBTQ counseling and well being. Check out Penn State’s existing Campus Satisfaction Index report card here

“Penn Condition college students carry on to force us to imagine additional holistically about our work. Supporting them is truly what moves the function ahead and makes us more powerful as a campus. Though the strides we have manufactured in excess of the yrs are a lot of, we know that the get the job done to make an inclusive campus for pupils with diverse genders and sexualities is on-likely. We are dedicated to undertaking the perform and guaranteeing that our sexual and gender assorted college students are supported and valued in the Penn Point out community,” explained Wilmoth.

To discover a lot more about the Center for Sexual and Gender Variety, or to get involved, visit the web page.

Campus Pride is the top countrywide nonprofit firm for scholar leaders and campus groups doing the job to create safer, a lot more LGBTQ-welcoming learning environments at faculties and universities. The Campus Delight Index is a absolutely free on the net benchmarking software for future pupils, family members and these interested in larger education.

Interior shot of the Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity

The Center for Sexual and Gender Variety, located in the HUB-Robeson Centre on Penn State’s College Park campus. The new center, opened in early 2020, was intended applying university student comments in an exertion to build a focused space for fostering a feeling of belonging and group among the sexual and gender diverse populations.

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