Creating LGBTQ-Friendly Campuses

How activists on a number of campuses eliminated discriminatory policies.

Gay Rights on Campus, circa 2011

From a highly publicized suicide to quieter fear and state-sanctioned prejudice, the climate for LGBT people on campuses across the nation remains cloudy and unstable.


Resources on Sexual Diversity and Gender Identity

AAUP Policy Statements & Reports

On Discrimination. 1995 revision.

Domestic Partner Benefits on Campus. 2005. By Donna R. Euben, AAUP Counsel.  Informational outline.

Sexual Harassment in the Academy: Some Suggestions for Faculty Policies and Procedures . 2002.  By Donna R. Euben, AAUP Counsel. Informational outline.

Letter Urges Legislature To Restore Funding

Penalizing state educational institutions financially simply because members of the legislature disapprove of specific elements of the educational program is educationally unsound and constitutionally suspect: it threatens academic freedom and the quality of education.

A New Hope? Pope Francis, the Academy, and LGBT Scholars and Scholarship

For many years now, scholars of religion and/or sexuality at Catholic colleges and universities have had their academic freedom challenged by the orthodoxy of the church—especially LGBT scholars, or works of scholarship that promote LGBT lives. However, with the rise of Pope Francis a new hope of academic freedom appears.

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