Saturday, July 4, 2009

GVSU's LGBT Resource Center has Star Power!

This spring the LGBT Resource Center updated Grand Valley's LGBT-Friendly Campus Climate Index profile. The goal of this national assessment tool is to help create respectful and welcoming environments for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students, faculty and staff as well as their allies. Fourteen different campus offices participated in this evaluation.

We are happy to report that,
as a result of recent policy changes at GVSU,
our campus has moved up in rank
from 3 of 5 stars to 4.5 stars of 5 stars!

We can be very proud of our 4.5 star rating. Only 18 campuses across the nation have achieved 5 of 5 stars. We are confident Grand Valley State University will be among the next to receive a 5 of 5 star rating.

The Grand Valley LGBT Resource Center is happy to participate in this national assessment in an effort to continue to look for ways our campus can provide the safest, most supportive and welcoming environment for our LGBT students, faculty and staff.

While this evaluation process served to update how we currently rank after significant policy changes such as our household member benefits and expanded EEO policy, it also served as a consciousness-raising tool to continue to make explicit ways in which we can constantly improve and better meet the needs of our LGBT faculty, staff and students as we pursue our continued commitment to a fully-inclusive campus.

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