On Campus LGBTQ+

UW-Eau Claire Ranked No.1 in Wisconsin for LGBTQ Student Resources

Rachel Witthoft |

Image: UW-Eau Claire
Image: UW-Eau Claire

In a press release from UW-Eau Claire, we have learned that the university has received the honor of being ranked as the best college in Wisconsin in terms of LGBTQ student support. UW-Eau Claire has gained this recognition from BestColleges.com in collaboration with Campus Pride, which can be seen on their “Best Colleges for LGBTQ Students in Every State” list.

In light of this status, UW-Eau Claire has claimed the third spot on the “50 Best Colleges for LGBTQ Students” list by College Choice in 2017. The staff at the Gender and Sexuality Resource Center of UW-Eau Claire has shared their excitement for the honor, and anticipate a future where the efforts of the students and staff can continue to foster a LGBTQ-positive community on campus. Chandler Roberts, a UW-Eau Claire student, comments, “I would add that although we’ve received this recognition in Wisconsin, that doesn’t mean there still isn’t room for necessary improvement to further the environment for the LGBTQ+ community here, but I am hopeful UW-Eau Claire will continue to move forward.”

Christopher Jorgenson, UW-Eau Claire’s Gender and Sexuality Resource Center Director, says, “To have achieved this ranking speaks to the collaborative efforts on the part of faculty, staff, administrators and students to ensure that UW-Eau Claire is a safe and welcoming campus for LGBTQIA+ people.”