Which college campuses are the worst for LGBT students?

Which college campuses are the worst for LGBT students?
Religious universities can apply for an exemption from federal anti-discrimination law. Concordia University does not have an exemption. Campus Pride compiles a "Shame List" of these schools, because prospective students should know if they'll have fewer rights at a university. Photo: Screenshot/Campus Pride
Want to know which college campuses are the least friendly to LGBT students? Campus Pride has it handled. The not-for-profit just released the “absolute worst” universities with anti-LGBT policies deemed dangerous for queer students.

“Most people are shocked when they learn that there are college campuses still today that openly discriminate against LGBTQ youth. It is an unspoken secret in higher education, how they use religion as a tool for cowardice and discrimination,” said Shane Windmeyer, Executive Director of Campus Pride. “This lists uncovers the religion-based bigotry that is harmful and perpetuated against LGBTQ youth on these campuses.”

All 102 colleges and universities listed in the report openly discriminate against LGBTQ youth in policies, programs and practices according to the organization. While we’ve listed all of the schools below, you can click through to the full report to find out specifically why they’re on the list.

To be listed as an “absolute worst campus,” the university must have applied for or received a waiver from Title IX student nondiscrimination protections and have a demonstrated past history of anti-LGBT practices or policies.

The full list is on the next page.

American Indian College Phoenix AZ
Anderson University Anderson SC
Andrews University Berrien Springs MI
Arlington Baptist College Arlington TX
Asbury Theological Seminary Wilmore KY
Asbury University Wilmore KY
Azusa Pacific University Azusa CA
Belmont Abbey College Belmont NC
Bethel College Mishawaka IN
Biola University La Mirada CA
Blue Mountain College Blue Mountain MS
Bob Jones University Greenville SC
Brewton Parker College Mount Vernon GA
Brigham Young University Provo UT
Brigham Young University—Idaho Rexburg ID
Bryan College Dayton TN
California Baptist University Riverside CA
Carson-Newman University Jefferson City TN
Charleston Southern University North Charleston SC
Clear Creek Baptist Bible College Pineville KY
Colorado Christian University Lakewood CO
Concordia University Irvine CA
Covenant College Lookout Mountain GA
Criswell College Old East Dallas TX
Crown College St. Bonifacius MN
Dordt College Sioux Center IA
East Texas Baptist University Marshall TX
Franciscan University of Steubenville Steubenville OH
Freed-Hardeman University Henderson TN
Fresno Pacific University Fresno CA
Geneva College Beaver Falls PA
George Fox University Newberg OR
Gordon College Wenham MA
Grove City College Grove City PA
Hannibal-LaGrange University Hannibal MO
Hardin-Simmons University Abilene TX
Howard Payne University Brownwood TX
Indiana Wesleyan University Marion IN
John Paul the Great Catholic University Escondido CA
Judson College Marion AL
LABI College La Puente CA
Lancaster Bible College Lancaster PA
Liberty College Lynchburg VA
Life Pacific College San Dimas CA
Louisiana College Pineville LA
Manhattan Christian College Manhattan KS
Maranatha Baptist University Watertown WI
Midwest Baptist Theological Seminary Kansas City MO
Mississippi College Clinton MS
Missouri Baptist University St.Louis MO
Multnomah University Portland OR
North Greenville University Tigerville SC
Northpoint Bible College Haverhill MA
Northwestern Nazarene University Nampa ID
Ohio Christian University Circleville OH
Oklahoma Baptist University Shawnee OK
Oklahoma Christian University Oklahoma City OK
Oklahoma Wesleyan University Bartlesville OK
Ozark Christian College Joplin MO
Point Loma Nazarene University San Diego CA
Rhema Bible Training College Broken Arrow OK
Shame List: The Absolute Worst Colleges for LGBTQ Youth
Shorter University Rome GA
Simpson University Redding CA
Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary Wake Forest NC
Southeastern University Lakeland FL
Southern Nazarene University Bethany OK
Southern Wesleyan University Central SC
Southwest Baptist University Bolivar MO
Southwestern Assemblies of God University Waxahachie TX
Spring Arbor University Spring Arbor MI
St. Gregory’s University Shawnee OK
Tabor College Hillsboro KS
The Baptist College of Florida Graceville FL
The Master’s College For Christ and Scripture Santa Clarita CA
Toccoa Falls College Toccoa GA
Trinity Baptist College Jacksonville FL
Trinity Bible College Ellendale ND
Trinity Law School Santa Ana CA
Truett-McConnell University Cleveland GA
Union University Jackson TN
University of Dallas Irving TX
University of Mary Hardin-Baylor Belton TX
University of Mobile Eight Mile AL
University of Northwestern-St. Paul St.Paul MN
University of the Cumberlands Williamsburg KY
Vanguard University of Southern California Costa Mesa CA
Virginia Baptist College Fredericksburg VA
Wayland Baptist University Plainview TX
West Coast Baptist College Lancaster CA
Westminster Seminary California Escondido CA
Westmont College Santa Barbara CA
Wheaton College Wheaton IL
William Carey University Hattiesburg MS
William Jessup College Rocklin CA
Williams Baptist College Walnut Ridge AR
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