Last week we reported on Campus Pride’s 2016 Top 30 List of LGBTQ-friendly Colleges & Universities. Now, Campus Pride is reporting on the worst colleges of 2016.
Campus Pride named the list the “Shame List” for the purpose of calling out the harmful and shameful acts of religion-based prejudice and bigotry. “Families and young people deserve to know that this list of schools are the worst for LGBTQ youth. They are not loving, welcoming, safe spaces to live, learn and grow – and nobody wants to go to a college that openly discriminates against anyone,” said Shane Windmeyer, Executive Director of Campus Pride.
The Shame List identifies the “absolute worst campuses for LGBTQ youth” in the United States. The colleges & universities listed have chosen to openly discriminate against LGBTQ youth and have requested Title IX exemptions to perpetuate the harms of religion-based bigotry.
Students who find their campus on the Shame List are encouraged to reach out to Campus Pride and consider filing a formal complaint with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights. Prospective students and families who are looking for LGBTQ-friendly campuses are encouraged to check out the Campus Pride Index for a free online search database. – campuspride.org
For this year's update to the Campus Pride Shame list which contains over 100 institutions, head over to campuspride.org. Here are some of the schools and why they made the list. Many on the list are from California, most are religious, and some are on the list for more than Title IX infractions. Click on images for larger view.