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UCR Ranked LGBT-Friendly

UCR Ranked a Top Campus for LGBT Students

New college guide names UCR one of 100 LGBT-friendly campuses

(August 11, 2006)

RIVERSIDE, Calif. -- UC Riverside has been recognized as one of the best campuses in the country for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students by the “The Advocate College Guide for LGBT Students.”

The guide profiles 100 colleges and universities from around the country that the author, Shane L. Windmeyer, found create a positive living and learning environment for LGBT students.

Nancy Jean Tubbs, director of UCR’s LGBT Resource Center, said UCR’s listing in the guide is an acknowledgement of the university’s pioneering work.

“We were the first campus in California to open a staffed LGBT resource center and the first in the state to establish an LGBT studies minor,” she said. “We were also the first to offer a gender-neutral housing option where students can chose roommates without regard to biological sex or gender identity.”

UCR Chancellor, France Córdova said UCR’s inclusion in the guide is encouraging. “Our goal is to provide all of our students with successful undergraduate and graduate experiences. This recognition means we are succeeding.”

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For more information about campus life for LGBT students at UCR go to



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