|Submission Date||Feb. 21, 2018|
University of Pennsylvania
IN-22: Campus Pride Index
|0.50 / 0.50||
Facilities and Real Estate Services
Institution’s current Campus Pride Index rating (3 Stars, 3.5 Stars, 4 Stars, 4.5 Stars, 5 Stars):
A brief description of the institution’s LGBTQ-inclusive policies, programs and practices:
The Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Center enriches the experience and fosters the success of Penn's lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students. The Center assists faculty, staff, and alumni, particularly in their efforts to serve students. The Center increases the general Penn community's awareness, understanding, and acceptance of its sexual and gender minority members. The primary activities of the Center are outreach and education, supportive services for individuals and campus organizations, including network facilitation, and advocacy for sensitive, inclusive University policies and practices.
The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. The University of Pennsylvania does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected class status in the administration of its admissions, financial aid, educational or athletic programs, or other University-administered programs or in its employment practices.
In addition to these policies, the University strives to create a welcoming community to all students, staff, and faculty. Penn has instituted gender neutral bathrooms, gender neutral showers in Hill College House, provides LGBTQ counseling and support groups, campus safety training for campus police and hate crime prevention training, specific LGBTQ-related academic scholarship, and many other programs and resources.
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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