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Ohio State among Campus Pride’s “Best of the Best” Top LGBTQ-friendly colleges

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Ohio State is named in Campus Pride's 2018 "Best of the Best" Top 30 LGBTQ-friendly colleges, receiving five out of five stars in this year's annual rating. Their report highlights Student Life, including institutional commitment, Housing and Residence Life, Counseling and Health and the Student Life Multicultural Center.

In order to be in the "Best of the Best" listing, an institution had to score the highest percentages in the LGBTQ-friendly benchmarks for policies, programs and practices.

Campus Pride chose the thirty campuses this year based on their overall ratings on the Campus Pride Index and specific LGBTQ-inclusive benchmark measures. The Campus Pride Index, currently 330+ campuses, is a premier national benchmarking tool.

The report gives Ohio State an overall rating of five out of five stars for institutional commitment to LGBTQ students. Among the individual areas scoring highest were LGBTQ support and institutional commitment, Student Life, Housing and Residence Life, Counseling and Health and recruitment and retention efforts. Each of these areas received a five out of five rating.

More information about LGBTQ-related services and programs through the Office of Student Life is available at













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