This page contains resources for making your college or university a better place for LGBTQ+ students. It is important to note that these resources are only a starting point; they should not be taken as a limit or upper bound on campus climate efforts. These resources are not a replacement for conducting assessments and engaging students at your institution to understand your particular, local needs.
Materials from 2017 AJCU Justice Conference
Policy & practices for LGBTQ students
- Research-Based Best Practices overview post from Kristen Renn.
- Fordham Que(e)ry Community Report, with recommendations based on a large study of LGBTQ students at a Jesuit university.
- 2010 State of Higher Education for LGBT People. The executive summary has broad best practices, but the full report has extensive, detailed policy suggestions.
- 2012 LGBTQ National College Athlete Report. The executive summary has broad best practices, but the full report has extensive, detailed policy suggestions.
- The Campus Pride Index ranks schools according to their score on a long list of policies and resources for LGBTQ people. The list is public, so you can check its accuracy for your institution and get ideas about what to implement to make your campus more welcoming.
- Best Practices for LGBT Student Records from AACRAO.
- Supporting Trans Students from the Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals. Lambda Legal has a version of this as well.
- Best Practices for Attorneys from the American Bar Association. Share with your university’s legal counsel.
- GLSEN Safe Space Starter Kit. Designed for K-12 schools, but contains much helpful advice and resources for colleges as well.
- Trans-Inclusive College Health Program Guidelines.
- LGBTQ Inclusive Curriculum and Classroom Climate from Fordham University’s Center for Ethics Education.
- Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender programs and services from the CAS Professional Standards for Higher Education. There is a chapter by Alex C. Lange on implementing these in Using the CAS Professional Standards: Diverse Examples of Practice.
- Asking Questions about Sexual Orientation on Surveys from the Williams Institute at UCLA.
- Responding to LGBTQI sexual assault well, from Inside Higher Ed's Conditionally Accepted column.
IgnatianQ: the Ignatian LGBTQIA+ & ally conference
Other Catholic resources