Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 73.04
Liaison Troy Goodnough
Submission Date March 30, 2018
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University of Minnesota, Morris
IN-22: Campus Pride Index

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Troy Goodnough
Sustainability Director
Office of Sustainability
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Institution’s current Campus Pride Index rating (3 Stars, 3.5 Stars, 4 Stars, 4.5 Stars, 5 Stars):
4 Stars

A brief description of the institution’s LGBTQ-inclusive policies, programs and practices:

Sexual Orientation Score is 4 Stars
Gender Identity/Expression Score is 4 Stars

The University of Minnesota Morris has an active and vibrant LGBTQIA2S+ Programs Office that supports a variety of programs, workshops, and student support, such as:
Gender Inclusive Housing in all residential facilities
Advising two student organizations, Morris Queer Student Initiative for Equality (MoQSIE) and the Queer Devil Worshippers for a Better Future
Hosting Coming Out Week in the Fall and Pride Week in the Spring
Monthly Coffee Chats for students, staff, and faculty on LGBTQIA2S+ topics
LGBTQIA2S+ Support Group
Gender and Sexuality Literacy Workshops for faculty and staff
Required Gender and Sexuality Literacy training for all Community Advisors, Orientation Guide Leaders, Native American Student Success Mentors, and Summit Mentors
Financial support for students to attend and present at conferences annually, including, Creating Change; the Midwest Bisexual, Gay, Lesbian, Transgender, and Ally Campus Conference; the Queer, Trans, and Indigenous People of Color Midwest Conference; and the Minnesota Out! Campus Conference
Lavender Leadership Celebration to recognize graduating LGBTQIA2S+ and Ally students and award faculty, staff, and students on outstanding advocacy
Semester LGBTQIA2S+ Book Club
Resource Center for Gender, Women, and Sexuality public lounge
Queer Issues Committee to address and advance faculty, staff, and student concerns
One of the 50 best colleges for LGBT students ranked by College Choice
Additional university policies include:
University of Minnesota policy, as well as state law, prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. The Minnesota Human Rights Act defines sexual orientation as: “Sexual orientation means having or being perceived as having an emotional, physical, or sexual attachment to another person without regard to the sex of that person, or having or being perceived as having an orientation for such an attachment, or having or being perceived as having a self-image or identity not traditionally associated with one’s biological maleness or femaleness.”
The Minnesota Human Rights Act, Section 363A.03, Subdivision 44: At the University of Minnesota, this includes gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people. Harassment on the basis of sexual orientation is a violation if the conduct creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work or educational environment, or interferes with an individual’s work or educational performance. Slurs, jokes, and verbal or physical conduct motivated by an individual’s sexual orientation is unacceptable in the University educational and work environment.
In compliance with University policy on equal access to its programs, facilities, and employment, University policy also provides benefits to registered domestic partners of University employees and students.
Our university website:
https://students.morris.umn.edu/equity-diversity-intercultural-programs/lgbtqia2s-life


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