Washington University Great To LGBT Students

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The Campus Pride Climate Index, which has annually colleges on their LGBTQ-friendliness since way back in 2007, announced yesterday that Washington University in St. Louis is among 19 schools nationwide to receive the highest possible rank in the index.

WashU received five out of five possible stars, based on a questionnaire Campus Pride wrote and distributed to colleges across the country. The schools' policies, practices and programs are scrutinized for their nurturing and acceptance of LGBT students. 

From the press release announcing Campus Pride Climate Index results

"The rising number of campuses across the nation willing to stand up and speak out for their LGBT students is a testament to the growing recognition that educational environments should be safe and inclusive of all people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity," said Shane Windmeyer, Campus Pride executive director and creator of the Campus Climate Index. "Although not all schools earn a five-star ranking, their voluntary presence and participation in the Index shows they are committed to 'coming out' for their students and creating truly equal and impactful communities of higher learning."

Oh, snap! See what they did there? Coming out. 

Nice work, friends.

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