Campus Pride

Rating: 4.89 stars   9 reviews

Issues: Civil Rights, Children & Youth, LGBTQ

Location: PO Box 240473 Charlotte NC 28224 USA

Mission: Campus Pride serves LGBT and Ally student leaders and campus organizations in the areas of leadership development, support programs and services to create safer, more inclusive LGBT-friendly colleges and universities. It exists to develop, support and give "voice and action" in building future LGBT and ally student leaders.
Geographic areas served: United States
Programs: LGBT-Friendly Campus Climate Index, Stop the Hate, Camp Pride, LGBT-Friendy College Fairs, Voice & Action Award, Lambda 10 Project, Q Research Institute for Higher Education, LGBT Webinar Series

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Rating: 5 stars  

Campus Pride is an amazing organization that strives to promote and help create safe learning environments for students and faculty alike. I attended Camp Pride, a summer camp for LGBTQ students, faculty and their allies, in Nashville, TN. The camp gave me a whole new perspective on life, teaching me what it means to be a leader inside and outside of the classroom. Camp Pride also taught me the importance of inclusion, respect, and willingness to learn from others. I enjoyed my experience with Campus Pride so much that I decided to give back and become a summer camp Pride Leader. The organization has done an amazing time at showing myself and others that we can make the change we want to see on our college campuses and beyond.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

Campus Pride's commitment to informing and serving LGBTQ students and allies has been an inspiration to me since my first involvement with the organization more than a year ago. I have been able to see the true impact that this non profit has through its Campus Climate Index, LGBT-Friendly College Fair program, and its summer leadership camp. By reaching out to students and campuses across the US, Campus Pride is building a strong network of individuals who will be the next leaders of the community, bringing us into a new era of acceptance, recognition, and equality.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

My work with Campus Pride, Inc. has truly changed my life. I started volunteering with the Campus Pride Summer Leadership Camp in 2010 and had an amazing experience. An experience that opened my eyes to the challenges and opportunities that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, intersex, and ally (LGBTQIA) students can face while attending a college. The Summer Leadership Camp provides undergraduate (and now administrators and advisors) with the skills, tools, and know-how to create change on their college campuses and within their local communities. This will be my third year volunteering at the Campus Pride Summer Leadership Camp and I am still amazed at the great work that is done by this organization and its staff and volunteers. Campus Pride, Inc. has also been an invaluable resource. My college won the bid to host a regional conference for LGBTQIA youth and Campus Pride, Inc. not only sponsored the event but the organization also sent resource and people-power to help us coordinate and create a phenomenal conference for over 500 participants and over 1,000 community members. I will never forget the faces of the students at Camp who felt accepted and validated by this organization. Campus Pride, Inc. allows students to celebrate who they are. Campus Pride, Inc. works for those who have felt invisible all their lives and empowers young people to embrace their differences and to be change-agents who work tirelessly to protect others and create campuses and communities that are safe, inclusive, and have the capacity to care for and serve all students regardless of their gender identity or sexual orientation. The work that Campus Pride, Inc. does is incredible. This organization is truly an inspiration and I am so proud to be included as a volunteer and to be affiliated with a not-for-profit that gives back to others and works to make higher education and the world at large a better place for LGBTQIA youth.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

I first got introduced to Campus Pride when I attended Camp Pride, a week long summer leadership camp for LGBTQ and allied college students, in July 2009. I know from my own experience attending Camp Pride that I no longer felt alone. Campus Pride helped shape me as a student leader on campus. It transcended my horizons on my own identity as a disabled, male of color and my power, privilege and oppressions as a gay identified student of color on a predominately white institution. Camp Pride allowed me to meet other students who shared the same issues, challenges, and frustrations as a leader. After camp, I felt empowered, more than ever. The resources and fundamental tools learned at camp provided me with hope and ambition as a leader. I would not be the amazing leader I am today, without such organization as Campus Pride. Because of camp, I went back to my respective campus with a renewed focus on campus organizing and student-run programming. Additionally, I had the opportunity to give back to Campus Pride as a Pride Leader in 2011, and will be returning again in 2012. Campus Pride is by far, one of the best national resources out there. Whereas demonstrated through their summer leadership camp, Campus Climate Index, multiple publications and books, or their effective communication and delivery skills, they continue to reach diverse populations and colleges and universities. Campus Pride is in my opinion, one of the greatest resources I have seen to date, and is a force to be numbered---I am proud to be a Camp Pride Alum 2009.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

This year will be the third in which I have been a keynoter at Campus Pride Summer Leadership Camp, and the second year in which I've served on its faculty. Normally, I am well paid for my work, but I am so convinced of the value of this experience for college students from across the United States that I donate a week of my life every year, and I have even made financial contributions to keep camp going! The gift of being able to witness the life-changing experiences of each year's Campers -- especially those who come from from schools or communities that do not give them much support -- makes it well worth my time.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 4 stars  

I have been involved with Campus Pride for four years in several different capacities. Every summer I witness students "find themselves" at Campus Pride Summer Leadership Camp. It is an awakening and realization that there is truly a place out there where they can find total acceptance and support. The best thing? That support remains AFTER camp. Campus Pride remains in close contact with students, following up on their action plans and discovering the wonderful difference students are making on their campuses. Campus Pride also provides a service to LGBT students by scoring how friendly colleges and universities are via Campus Climate Index. This is important as students leave home and are concerned about safety and feeling welcome. I work with a group of committed individuals that volunteer their time, services and dollars so that Campus Pride can serve LGBT students But the honor is mine.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

I first got involved with Campus Pride when I went to Camp Pride, a summer leadership camp for LGBTQ college students, in July 2010. Camp was a completely transformative experience that made me more confident as a leader and equipped me with the skills and knowledge to make change on my campus. I went back to camp as a Pride Leader in 2011 and will be back again in 2012. I've also helped out with Campus Pride's college fairs and as a summer fellow for the last month. Campus Pride is really a one-of-a-kind organization doing invaluable work with/for LGBTQ students. My experience at camp inspired me to make real change on my campus (culminating in a new LGBTQ Office), and I know of many similar stories from other campers. The work that Campus Pride does with students today is benefiting campuses all across the country and the wider LGBTQ movement as a whole.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

As an alumni of Campus Pride's Summer Leadership Program 2011, I am very pleased to say that I fully support the work and dedication of this organization to the LGBTQ community all that it represents. They work hard to provide opportunity, experiences, leadership, engagement, information, and resources to college students, faculty, and the public on a number of levels. The Executive Director Shane Windmeyer is among the most generous and helpful people I've met; the organization's coalitions, partners, and donors are also all wonderful people and organizations to work with. I had a lovely experience with this organization and I encourage anyone interested in resources for college-related LGBTQ information or resources to get in touch with them. They are by far the best resource I've seen to date. Whether demonstrated through their summer Leadership Program, Campus Climate Index, innumerable publications, or their effective communication and delivery abilities, they are certainly a force to be reckoned with.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

Campus Pride is an amazing organization! They do so much for LGBT college students. They have so many resources for LGBT students including a college search guide, how to stand up against bullying, and an LGBT camp called Camp Pride, among many other things. I am a Nonprofit Administration minor and hope to work for an LGBT nonprofit one day, and I can safely say that Campus Pride is one of the best LGBT nonprofits around. When I was looking for a university to do my undergraduate work at, I used Campus Pride's school search to find an LGBT friendly school near me. I could see the amenities the school provided to LGBT students to know if it was the right school for me. I was able to pick a school where LGBT students felt safe, where there was an LGBT Resource Center, and much more thanks to Campus Pride's information. I'm getting ready to search for schools for my graduate work, and I know that I will be using Campus Pride's resource once again. I also was a participant in Camp Pride (2011). Camp Pride is a fantastic week-long camp for LGBT college students. I was able to meet so many great people, share resources, and be motivated to make a positive change on my campus. During Camp Pride, the students make an Action Plan to bring back to their campuses on an issue they'd like to see taken up at their school. For some, that was getting an LGBT Resource Center, having an LGBT non-discrimination policy, or getting transgender inclusive housing. For me, my action plan was to implement an LGBT peer mentorship program on my campus. I'm happy to say that with the courage, resources, and knowledge I gained from Camp Pride, the mentorship program at my school will be starting in the fall (2012). At the beginning of Camp Pride, a faculty member told us all that the experience would be life-changing. I was skeptical, but by the end, I knew it was true. I was amazed at how much Camp Pride really has changed my life and will continue to change my life. I am going back to be a Pride Leader at Camp Pride this year so that I can give back, but also continue to grow as an LGBT leader. Camp Pride was one of the best experiences I've ever had, and I've met lifelong friends through it. I would encourage every LGBT student leader to go to camp. Campus Pride is a fantastic organization. I cannot say enough good about the work they do.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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