Source: U.S. News
Contributors: Moody, J.
Topic: Inclusive Language and Culture, Social Justice
Population Focus: LGBTQ Youth
LGBTQ identities are now embraced at many colleges across the U.S. Advocates say that one important starting point for prospective students is to examine a college’s nondiscrimination policies and whether it includes sexual orientation and gender identity. The article also encourages students to pay attention to religious exemptions to Title IX that are granted to some schools, which is a civil rights law that prevents discrimination on the basis of sex. Other areas for prospective students to investigate include bathroom and housing policies, LGBTQ representation in the curriculum, and LGBTQ campus resources.