Monday, November 12, 2007

East Coast GLBT National College Admission Fair

photo-University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

For out college bound GLBT students, choosing the right campus for them can be a trying experience. Fortunately there's a 501c3 organization called Campus Pride that wants to not only help students find the perfect college, but halp create a safer learning atmosphere for them as well.


On Saturday, December 1 they will be holding a National College Admission Fair from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Houston Hall on the University of Pennsylvania campus. The address is 3417 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA Any prospective high school students and their families are welcome to attend the fair and no registration is required.

In addition, Campus Pride will host special feature presentations throughout the day including a 1:30 p.m. presentation entitled 'Finding Your LGBT-Friendly Campus'.

Campus Pride was founded in the fall of 2001 and launched a year later in October 2002. It started as an online community and resource clearinghouse called Campus PrideNet founded by M. Chad Wilson, Sarah E. Holmes and Shane L. Windmeyer, witn Windemeyer serving as its executive director.

In 2006 the organization broadened its outreach efforts and restructured as the current educational non-profit organization Campus Pride. As part of the restructuring process, the Lambda 10 Project for LGBT Fraternity & Sorority Issues became an educational initiative of Campus Pride.

Campus Pride envisions campuses and a society free of LGBT prejudice, bigotry and hate. It works to develop student leaders, campus networks, and future actions to create such positive change.

So if you're a GLBT student or ally who lives near the University of Pennsylvania campus, you may want to check out this interesting college admissions fair.

If you need further infromation about this upcoming event you can call (704)277-6710 or E-mail Campus Pride ED Shane Windemeyer at shane@campuspride.org

3 comments:

Mes Deux Cents said...

Monica,

I wonder if any HBCU's will be taking part. From what I know LGBT students at Historically Black schools still have a lot of problems, so it would be a good thing for them to participate.

Thanks

Monica Roberts said...

I doubt it, but I'll have to check the Campus pride website and see if any HBCU's are.

Judging by a story Keith boykin told on his blog about a speaking engagement at an HBCU that was a highly negative encounter, the HBCY's definitely need som4e 'ejumacation' on GLBT issues.

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