Activism and Advocacy

TAKE ACTION: Campus Pride encourages activism and individual growth to become a more effective student leader and change agent on campus. Figure out the issues that impact your campus and then create an action plan to get positive results. These resources connect students and share various LGBTQ concerns across the country in activism and advocacy.

The Campus Pride Ultimate Queer College Guide

Everything you need to know about finding the best LGBTQ college for you. The college application process can be stressful no matter who you are, let alone if you identify as an LGBTQIA student. Follow this guide for helpful hints, …
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Ithaca College paving the way with new Trans policy

Ithaca College takes a lead role in pioneering transgender inclusion on campus with new ID policy Written by Campus Pride volunteer and Ithaca College student John Jacobson There are approximately 4,140 institutions of higher learning in the United States between …
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#NO2MILO: Stop Milo from coming to your campus

Written by Keisha Keaton, Central Michigan University, student writer Everyone is guaranteed freedom of speech. It is a necessary right for all people to say what they think and stand up for what they believe in. However, there are limits …
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Resources to Help Create a Safe Zone Training

by Andrew Salman, 2014 Campus Pride Summer Fellow, Western Kentucky University Safe Zone Training (also often referred to as Safe Space) can be an important first step and ongoing process toward improving campus climate for LGBTQ students.  Safe Zone Trainings …
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Introduction to Asexual Identities & Resource Guide

ACE: Asexual Identities and Resource Guide  by Isabel Williams, College of Charleston (with additions from Elizabeth Ponds, 2017 Summer Fellow) Introduction:  The Asexual, or “Ace”, community may be statistically small but has a growing presence through online fellowship. In an effort …
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Disability Rights Activism for Student Leaders

by QueerAbility   CW: slurs against disabled people   The disability community is the only minority group one can enter at anytime. For example, you might get into a car accident tomorrow and become disabled. Additionally, the Centers for Disease Control …
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The Out Student Leader’s Agenda

by Greg Varnum and Chad Grandy Opponents of LGBTQ civil rights have always said that LGBTQ people have an agenda. And we do: it’s an agenda of equality for everyone – regardless of gender/identity expression or sexual orientation. But, as …
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How To Be An LGBTQ Ally

Ally is Not an Identity  Being an ally is more than standing up for a community even when they’re not around. Things to Do  Acknowledge that “ally” is not an identity. Check your privilege at all times. Do not assume …
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Creating Change In Our Community

  Help make places “Safe Zones.” Signal to LGBTQ youth and adults that you’ve got their backs, and help people feel safer and more comfortable being themselves.  Use LGBTQ-inclusive language and display LGBTQ-friendly materials such as books, pamphlets, or stickers. If you see …
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6 Core Values of Leadership

by Christopher A. Bylone 1. Temperament A combination of natural genetic traits that always subconsciously, affects our behavior. Temperament is the foundation upon which leaders construct the values of their character and personality. 2. Openness, Honesty & Integrity Leaders will not …
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Social vs. Activism

Some LGBTQ and ally student organizations focus on providing social opportunities to students, while others have a more activist agenda. Is it better to be a social group, or an activist group? Can you be both? How do you balance …
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Strategies for the Red Cross Blood Drive

CW: discussion of HIV stigma and homophobia Blood Drives are popular service projects on campuses nationwide. However, an FDA policy excludes gay men from donating blood. How is a campus to deal with the discriminatory impact of such events? Much …
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Power of an Ally Action Guide

The power of an ally can never be underestimated – giving voice to those silenced, standing up for others in the face of adversity and reaching out to raise new consciousness. Campus Pride is proud to offer our action planning …
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LGBT-Friendly Campus Pride Campus Index

This is a list of U.S. college campuses and their LGBTQ-friendly index score. Share with others!facebooktwittergooglepinteresttumblrlinkedinmail

Current Inclusive Policies for Education and Employers

This resource from Lambda 10 Project shows that 116 colleges and college systems have non-discrimination policies that include gender identity/expression. Current Inclusive Policies for Education and Employers Share with others!facebooktwittergooglepinteresttumblrlinkedinmail