For the second year in a row, Oregon State University ranks high in being one of the nation’s most gay-friendly campuses. Out of 300 campuses reported on by the Campus Pride LGBT-Friendly Campus Climate Index, OSU was amongst 33 American colleges and Universities to get the highest score of 5/5.
Here are some of the great ways OSU supports the LGBTQQIA community:
- Celebrate National Coming Out Day (this year October 11th) where students come out of the closet door in from of the MU
- The Pride Center (http://oregonstate.edu/pridecenter/home): open since 2001 and serves as a safe haven on campus and provides programs and support services for students
- OSU Counseling and Psychological Services offers a once-a-week LGBT drop-in support group on campus throughout the school year
- Lavender Graduation: LGBT students can participate in this special ceremony before commencement and invite a special guest speaker
- A campus-wide Pride celebration each year includes a variety of events and workshops to the campus and Corvallis community
- Collaboration with ASOSU Queer Task Force to represent student voices in student government and across campus and the community