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Campus Pride Info

Purpose:

Build future leaders and create safer, more inclusive communities.

Mission Statement:

Campus Pride serves LGBTQ and ally student leaders and campus organizations in the areas of leadership development, support programs and services to create safer, more inclusive LGBTQ-friendly colleges and universities. It exists to develop, support and give “voice and action” in building future LGBTQ and ally student leaders.

Our Values:

  • Social Justice: Mobilizing student leaders for intersectional work and social justice.
  • Youth Voice & Action: Giving students a voice and action in leadership.
  • Empowerment: Empowering student leaders for positive change in society.
  • Positive Change: Building stronger LGBTQ and ally communities on college campuses.
  • Diversity: Celebrating and recognizing diversity.

 What is Campus Pride?

Campus Pride represents the only national nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization for student leaders and campus groups working to create a safer college environment for LGBT students. The organization is a volunteer-driven network “for” and “by” student leaders. The primary objective of Campus Pride is to develop necessary resources, programs and services to support LGBT and ally students on college campuses across the United States.  

Campus Pride Mission:

Campus Pride serves LGBT and ally student leaders and campus organizations in the areas of leadership development, support programs and services to create safer, more inclusive LGBT-friendly colleges and universities. It exists to develop, support and give “voice and action” in building future LGBT and ally student leaders.

 

Mission Statement:

Campus Pride serves LGBTQ and ally student leaders and campus organizations in the areas of leadership development, support programs and services to create safer, more inclusive LGBTQ-friendly colleges and universities. It exists to develop, support and give “voice and action” in building future LGBTQ and ally student leaders.

Our Vision:

Campus Pride envisions campuses and a society free of anti-LGBTQ prejudice, bigotry and hate. It works to develop student leaders, campus networks, and future actions to create such positive change.

Our Values:

  • Social Justice: Mobilizing student leaders for intersectional work and social justice.
  • Youth Voice & Action: Giving students a voice and action in leadership.
  • Empowerment: Empowering student leaders for positive change in society.
  • Positive Change: Building stronger LGBTQ and ally communities on college campuses.
  • Diversity: Celebrating and recognizing diversity.

Anti- Racism Statement:

Campus Pride believes anti-racism work is LGBTQ work, and as such identifies promoting anti- racism as an integral part of its mission. The rich and diverse voices and stories of people of color are important and often silenced. Campus Pride recognizes the liberation of people of color as central to dismantling all forms of oppression. In accordance with these values, Campus Pride commits to the following actions:

  • Empowering and uplifting the voices of queer and trans students of color.
  • Continuing our commitment to offering equitable access to Campus Pride resources and programs.
  • Acknowledging and celebrating the accomplishments of queer and trans people of color
  • Having a diverse board and staff (paid and volunteer) that is representative of the diverse students we serve.
  • Standing in solidarity with queer and trans undocumented students and advocating for increased accessibility of higher education.
  • Recognizing value and necessity of minority serving institutions (including Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Tribal Colleges, Hispanic Serving Institutions, and Asian American Serving Institutions) and supporting student organizing efforts on these campuses.

Safe Space Program:

According to a study published in 2012 by the American College Health Association, the number of college students identifying as LGBTQ has almost doubled.  This survey of 90,000 students from across the country, of diverse genders, all races, and all nationalities revealed that 17% identify as being other than heterosexual.  As society evolves and students feel more comfortable “coming out” about their sexual orientation or gender identity, this historically invisible population will continue to grow in visibility.  According to the Campus Pride “2010 State of Higher Education for LGBT People” 70% of first-year LGBTQ college students consider leaving school out of fear from being bullied or harassed. A Safe Space Program has been shown to be an effective tool for helping LGBTQ students feel safe and included in the college community.

The Campus Pride Safe Space Program is a nationally recognized program that provides training and signage for institutions committed to supporting LGBTQ students.  A Safe Space Program is one of the measures of a supportive campus on the Campus Pride Index.  We offer three types of training programs to meet the needs of you and your campus.

 


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