Although virtually every college has stringent rules and procedures addressing harassment, it is imperative that policies specify that harassment toward members of the LGBTQ+ community will not only be condemned but also appropriately addressed by the collegiate administration. Furthermore, the procedure of reporting harassment should be clearly outlined and available to the campus community. Campus Pride is a good resource to assess this.
Campus Pride is a non-profit and national organization that is driven by student leaders with the objective of supporting LGBTQ+ students and allies on collegiate campuses. In 2019, Campus Pride conducted a study to create the Campus Pride Index, a comprehensive list of colleges and universities that scored highly on LGBTQ-friendly benchmarks for policies, programs, and practices. Some of the information listed below is thanks to the hard work and research of Campus Pride. To learn more about this resource, please click the following link: Campus Pride
Policies that Protect LGBTQ+ students: Campus Pride cites that over 1,000 colleges in the United States have non-discrimination policies that include LGBTQ+ students. Conversely, Campus Pride also names the colleges that openly discriminate against LGBTQ+ students and have either received and/or applied for accommodations to practice discrimination under the preface of religious freedom. This is what Campus Pride calls the, "Shame List."