Campus Climate Index Rates Dartmouth 4.5 out of 5 on LGBT Friendliness

The LGBT-Friendly Campus Climate Index is a vital tool for assisting campuses in learning ways to improve their LGBT campus life and ultimately shape the educational experience to be more inclusive, welcoming and respectful of LGBT and Ally people. The index is owned and operated by Campus Pride, the leading national nonprofit organization for student leaders and campus groups working to create safer, more LGBT-Friendly learning environments at colleges and universities. The index is supported under the Campus Pride Q Research Institute for Higher Education as well as benefits from strategic partnerships with professional organizations in higher education and related LGBT nonprofit organizations.

Star ranking system is based on a five star continuum of progress for LGBT-Friendly policies, programs, and practices. Three stars represent the mid-range score possible. The overall campus climate score is broken down for comparison purposes.

Overall Campus Climate Score:
Sexual Orientation Score: 5 of 5 Stars
Gender Identity/Expression Score: 4.5 of 5 Stars

LGBT-Friendly Break-Down by Inclusion Factors:
LGBT Policy Inclusion:  4.5 of 5 Stars
LGBT Support & Institutional Commitment:  5 of 5 Stars
LGBT Student Life:  5 of 5 Stars
LGBT Academic Life:  5 of 5 Stars
LGBT Housing & Residence Life:  4.5 of 5 Stars
LGBT Campus Safety:  5 of 5 Stars
LGBT Counseling & Health:  5 of 5 Stars
LGBT Recruitment and Retention Efforts:  3.5 of 5 Stars