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.

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