Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.64
Liaison Rob Andrejewski
Submission Date March 1, 2019
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University of Richmond
IN-22: Campus Pride Index

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 0.50 Rob Andrejewski
Director of Sustainability
Office for Sustainability
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Institution’s current Campus Pride Index rating (3 Stars, 3.5 Stars, 4 Stars, 4.5 Stars, 5 Stars):
3.5 Stars

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

Diversity and inclusion are fundamental values of the University, as outlined in the University’s strategic plan. The University's nondiscrimination clause prohibits discrimination based on race, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, status as a veteran, or any classification protected by local, state, or federal law. The Office of Common Ground connects the many individuals, organizations, and resources in the University of Richmond community working to create a safe and comfortable environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and/or queer (LGBTQ) people and their allies at the University. Through advocacy, consultation, and an array of vibrant LGBTQ programs, Common Ground works to ensure that the entire University community benefits from the experiences and perspectives of our LGBTQ members.

Support for LGBTQ students on campus is widespread. Here are just a few highlights: •Our Safe Zone Ally Program trains faculty/staff and students on LGBTQ issues. We have trained over 400 of our campus community to be allies. •The Office of Alumni and Career Services is a Gold Certified member of Out for Work and works hard to guide the career paths of our LGBTQ students. Additionally our LGBTQ Spiders Alumni Group supports LGBTQ Alumni. •The Office of International Education offers support for LGBTQ students looking to study abroad and many of their advisors are Safe Zone Allies. •Every staff member in the Student Health Center is a member of Safe Zone, and the office created a web page specifically for LGBTQ health care. •Nearly all staff members in Recreation and Wellness, Counseling and Psychological Services, the Chaplaincy, Admission, and Richmond College and Westhampton College deans’ offices, among others, have attended the Safe Zone workshop. •Many Boatwright Library staff are also supportive members of Safe Zone, and they created a special portal to LGBTQ library holdings. •The Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies program offers many courses that include or focus on the experiences and issues of LGBTQ people. •The Office of the President provides important leadership in improving the campus climate, including spearheading UR’s participation in the Campus Pride's LGBT College Climate Survey.


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