CU Boulder nationally recognized for LGBTQ inclusion
The Daily Camera
The University of Colorado has been nationally recognized for its LGBTQ inclusivity, according to a CU news release.
The 2017 College Choice Best LGBTQ Colleges ranked CU as number 43 out of 50 on the list for its celebration of and welcoming to LGBTQ students.
"These rankings reflect the efforts of many students, staff, faculty and administrators across the university to create a positive, affirming campus for LGBTQ community, and I'm delighted to see everyone's efforts recognized," said Scarlet Brown, director of the Gender and Sexuality Center at CU Boulder, in the release.
"It's wonderful that we can highlight these rankings during the month of pride celebrations, as there are many LGBTQ-inclusive endeavors at the University of Colorado that we can be proud of."
The campus features 11 student groups aimed at offering a community to LGBTQ students. Some are geared more toward professional specializations like Out in STEM, while others are supportive of students of color, international students and students of faith.
CU has also made strides in the inclusion of transgender students, offering healthcare benefits for transgender students and employees, gender-inclusive restrooms and housing options for the trans community.
For more resources and programs, the Gender and Sexuality Center on campus provides services for everyone. An annual conference, TRANSforming Gender, informs the public about issues affecting the transgender and intersex community.
The university was also an official sponsor of Denver Pride, one of the biggest pride celebrations in the country, the release said.