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We're Here to Recruit You: College Admissions & LGBT Students
Wednesday, May 2, 2012 from 3:00 PM to 4:15 PM (EDT)
Guest Presenter: Shane Windmeyer, Executive Director of Campus Pride
Gay rights pioneer Harvey Milk often touted: “We’re here to recruit you.” His comment was poking fun at the adage but yet in the same breath advocated boldly for greater LGBT visibility. Over the last few years, a growing visible population of LGBT youth have emerged for college recruitment and retention efforts. These out LGBT and ally youth want to find colleges that not only meet their academic needs but also provide a welcoming, safe, accepting environment. More and more colleges want to actively reach out to these LGBT youth and share their LGBT-friendly programs and services. Campus Pride provides an analysis of LGBT recruitment and retention trends and observations from its National LGBT-Friendly College Fair Program and its LGBT-Friendly Campus Climate Index . The webinar will also feature a panel of guests from some of the leading LGBT-Friendly colleges and universities across the country. Learn how your campus can recruit out LGBT students and provide retention services.
- Overview national trends of out LGBT and ally prospective students looking for LGBT-friendly colleges and universities.
- Understand unique challenges in recruiting and retaining LGBT student populations on campus.
- Learn tips to training Admissions staff in outreach to LGBT student populations and how to engage LGBT alums in the process.
- Share innovative strategies, tools and examples of LGBT recruitment practices by select colleges and universities.
- Target LGBT recruitment efforts with the LGBT-friendly Campus Climate Index and Campus Pride national college fair programs in Boston, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Charlotte.
Guest Presenter Biography:
Shane L. Windmeyer, M.S., Ed., is a leading author on gay campus issues, national leader in gay and lesbian civil rights and a champion for LGBT issues on college campuses. He is cofounder and executive director of Campus Pride, the only national organization for student leaders and campus organizations working to create a safer college environment for LGBT students. Released Fall 2006 by Alyson Books, Windmeyer is the author of The Advocate College Guide for LGBT Students, the first-ever college guide profiling the “100 Best LGBT-Friendly Campuses.” He is also the editor of Brotherhood: Gay Life in College Fraternities and co-editor of the books Inspiration for LGBT Students & Allies, Out on Fraternity Row: Personal Accounts of Being Gay in a College Fraternity and Secret Sisters: Stories of Being Lesbian & Bisexual in a College Sorority.
CAMPUSPEAK was founded in 1999 as an agency representing college speakers. We have since expanded into areas including curriculum development, conferencing, and webinars. It is our mission to be a partner with campuses and with higher education organizations to improve college and university communities and the lives of students. We aim to be an agenda-setting organization within higher education.