University at Albany - SUNY




Campus Facts & Figures

Rating
CAMPUS PRIDE
INDEX
3.5
out of 5
Stars

The Campus Pride Index is an overall indicator of institutional commitment to LGBTQ-inclusive policy, program and practice. How is this calculated?

Region: Mid-Atlantic
City/State: Albany, NY
Locale: Small City (25,000 to 100,000)
Student Population (FTE): 17,000
In-State Tuition: $6,170.00
Out-of-State Tuition: $17,810.00
Institution Website: http://www.albany.edu
Institution Type:
Doctoral/Research University

LGBTQ Student Opportunities

 

Colleges and universities want LGBTQ students, faculty and staff to be out and proud as part of the diversity of the campus community.  The Campus Pride Index provides campuses the opportunity to come out as LGBTQ-friendly and take responsibility for continually improving their LGBTQ campus climate. 
 
The Campus Pride Index features LGBTQ student opportunities by highlighting the positive work within higher education across the country. Prospective students and families may choose the best LGBTQ campuses searching the tool based on area of study, cost, location, type of campus and LGBTQ-inclusive policy, programs and practice for their college search.  
 
Reminder: Learn more by signing-up for FREE to participate in Campus Pride's LGBTQ-friendly National College Fair Program in eight different cities and the Campus Pride National Online College Fair.
 

Commitment to LGBTQ Issues

The University at Albany is a diverse community that includes students and faculty from all over the world, representing 100 nationalities and a wide array of cultures and religions. UAlbany's Office of Diversity and Inclusion helps provide a variety of diversity-related resources. UAlbany is also home to a Gender and Sexuality Resource Center, several cultural clubs and organizations as well as services for international students. The Gender and Sexuality Resource Center (GSRC), located on the third floor of the Campus Center in room 329, is a safe space for all students to engage in dialogue around the intersections of Gender & Sexuality on our campus and in our society. Core to the mission of the GSRC is providing Community, Pride and Empowerment for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Pansexual, Asexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ*) spectrum students and their allies. The center is dedicated to improving the quality of life for all LGBTQ* persons at UAlbany. The GSRC enhances the University commitment to social justice and diversity by supporting students of all backgrounds and cultural identities and is a valuable source of support and networking for students, faculty and staff.

Our Synopsis

Our goal is to have LGBTQ inclusive spaces, resources and people across our entire campus. Providing a fabric of connections that span every inch of the student experience.

Featured Quotes

Why you'll love University at Albany - SUNY

The GSRC allows you to get together with supportive people, get involved with fun events and you always have a place to go! It has been especially great for me as a commuter :)

— Tori Coleman, Sophmore in Biochem Class of 2018

Highlights & Organizations

Upcoming events


8/24/2015

LGBTQ New Student Reception

9/2/2015

Speed Friending: Welcome Back -LGBTQ Centered

9/9/2015

Trans Pool Night

10/21/2015

Coming OUT Reception

5/18/2016

Lavender Graduation

Overall Campus Pride Index Score

The Campus Pride Index has a strong theoretical research foundation in LGBTQ current programs, practices and policies for safer, more inclusive campus learning environments. The index tool has been tested extensively since 2001 and recently updated with new, higher LGBTQ national benchmarks in 2015. 

The Campus Pride Index is a vital tool for assisting campuses in learning ways to improve their LGBTQ campus life and ultimately shape the educational experience to be more inclusive, welcoming and respectful of LGBTQ and ally people. The index is owned and operated by Campus Pride, the leading national nonprofit organization for student leaders and campus groups working to create safer, more LGBTQ-Friendly learning environments at colleges and universities. Campus Pride commends the campuses participating in the index and their willingness to come out, be visible and actively advocate for improving higher education for LGBTQ people.

University at Albany - SUNY
LGBTQ-friendly break-down by inclusion factors


Sexual Orientation Score
3.5 of 5
Gender Identity/Expression Score
3.5 of 5
LGBTQ Policy Inclusion
3.5 of 5
LGBTQ Support & Institutional Commitment
4 of 5
LGBTQ Academic Life
2.5 of 5
LGBTQ Student Life
4.5 of 5
LGBTQ Housing & Residence Life
4 of 5
LGBTQ Campus Safety
4 of 5
LGBTQ Counseling & Health
3.5 of 5
LGBTQ Recruitment & Retention Efforts
3 of 5

LGBTQ-Friendly Report Card

LGBTQ Policy Inclusion

Non-discrimination statement inclusive of sexual orientation
Non-discrimination statement inclusive of gender identity/expression
Health insurance coverage to employees’ same sex partner
Accessible, simple process for students to change their name on university records and documents
Accessible, simple process for students to change their gender identity on university records and documents
Students have option to self-identify sexual orientation on admission application or post enrollment forms
Students have option to self-identify gender identity/expression on admission application or post enrollment forms

LGBTQ Support & Institutional Commitment

Resource center/office with responsibilities for LGBTQ students
Paid staff with responsibilities for LGBTQ support services
Ally program or Safe Space/Safe Zone
Actively seek to employ diversity of faculty & staff including visible, out LGBTQ people
Standing advisory committee that deals with LGBTQ issues
LGBTQ alumni group

LGBTQ Academic Life

LGBTQ studies program
LGBTQ specific course offerings
Actively recruit faculty for LGBTQ-related academic scholarship
New faculty/staff training opportunities on sexual orientation issues
New faculty/staff training opportunities on gender identity issues
LGBTQ faculty/staff organization

LGBTQ Student Life

LGBTQ & Ally student organization
LGBTQ & Ally graduate student organization
LGBTQ social fraternity/sorority
Regularly plans LGBTQ social activities
Regularly plans educational events on transgender issues
Regularly offers educational events surrounding intersectionality of identities for LGBTQ people
LGBTQ-inclusive career services

LGBTQ Housing & Residence Life

LGBTQ living space, theme floors and/or living-learning community
Roommate matching for LGBTQ students to find LGBTQ-friendly roommate
Gender-inclusive housing for new students
Gender-inclusive housing for returning students
Gender-inclusive/single occupancy restroom facilities in campus housing
Gender-inclusive/single occupancy shower facilities in campus housing
Trains residence life and housing staff at all levels on LGBTQ issues and concerns

LGBTQ Campus Safety

Procedure for reporting LGBTQ related bias incidents and hate crimes
Active ongoing training for hate crime prevention
Active outreach to LGBTQ students and student organization
Trains campus police on sexual orientation issues
Trains campus police on gender identity/expression issues
Supports victims of LGBTQ sexual violence and partner violence

LGBTQ Counseling & Health

LGBTQ counseling/support groups
Trans-inclusive trained counseling staff
Free, anonymous and accessible HIV/STI testing
LGBTQ-inclusive health information and safer sex materials available
Trans-inclusive student health insurance policy which covers ongoing counseling services
Trans-inclusive student health insurance policy which covers hormone replacement therapy

LGBTQ Recruitment & Retention

Annually participates in LGBTQ admission fairs
LGBTQ student scholarships
LGBTQ mentoring program to welcome and assist LGBTQ students in transitioning to academic and college life
Special Lavender or Rainbow Graduation ceremony for LGBTQ students and allies
Admission counselors receive LGBTQ-inclusive training and resources

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