The folks at eCollegeFinder say they wanted to expand on the Princeton Review's findings of the most LGBT-friendly colleges and universities in the nation and, with a little help from Campus Pride, they found that the top spot in Georgia goes to … Emory University.
They looked at factors like LGBT clubs, events, programs, housing, support centers, and overall campus environment attitudes to come up with the list. Here's why Emory came out on top.
Emory regularly trains its staff on how to both prevent violence and aid survivors with counseling and psychological services. In addition to individual attention, the school hosts events including the Emory Pride Drag Show. Since 2004, the show has brought both students and faculty to the stage to perform their hearts out. The money students pay to see professors and peers dress in drag goes straight to keeping the campus LGBTQ support organization thriving. Another great quality is that gender-neutral housing is available and has recently expanded.
Emory made Campus Pride's list of bravest campuses for LGBT students in the South last year, and they have a long history of LGBT involvement, whether it's kicking Chick-Fil-A off campus, hosting a conference on black civil and LGBT rights or an LGBT documentary screening, holding their annual Pride Awards, or housing LGBT documents for historical purposes. Although there was a dust-up in 2013 when the school's Candler School of Theology honored an anti-LGBT minister but we suppose nobody's perfect.