College of Lake County

Campus Facts & Figures

out of 5

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

Region: Midwest
City/State: Grayslake, IL
Locale: Small City (25,000 to 100,000)
Student Population (FTE): 8,208
In-State Tuition: $3,864.00
Out-of-State Tuition: $6,416.00
Institution Website:
Institution Type:
Community College

LGBTQ Student Opportunities


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Commitment to LGBTQ Issues

The College of Lake County works hard to ensure that it is a safe environment for all people regardless of race, class, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, and ethnicity. Every year, faculty and staff are offered the chance to participate in training, referred to as Safe Zone Training, to stay up to date on LGBTQ+ issues and concerns. This college is constantly evolving to provide a more inclusive environment of LGBTQ+ identities. A plethora of open and visible LGBTQ+ and ally identified staff work with students to make sure that they feel safe and included on campus.

Our Synopsis

The resources that our campus has for LGBTQ+ students are the following: Pride Alliance and the LGBTQ+ Resource Center. The Pride Alliance is a social group in which LGBTQ+ individuals and allies come together to hang out, discuss LGBTQ+ related issues, and have fun! The LGBTQ+ Resource Center is a staffed center on campus where people can receive information about the LGBTQ+ community; it's goal is to foster a safe and inclusive environment for the LGBTQ+ community here on campus. In addition to having a plethora of information (e.g. pamphlets, books, magazines, outside resources), the center conducts various events on campus that are focused on the LGBTQ+ community and welcome to the larger CLC community. Some events include LGBTQ+ Yoga Nights, Movie Nights, Free Gender Neutral Hair Cuts, Bake Sales, LGBTQ+ Holiday Recognition, and more!

Featured Quotes

Why you'll love College of Lake County

The minute I began involving myself with the community on campus it was evident that I was welcome here! I have learned so much, and continue to learn, about the myriad of different sexual and gender identities. In turn, I have learned, and continue to learn, more about myself.

— 21 y/o, queer transman, sophomore

Highlights & Organizations

Upcoming events


Aydian Dowling Speaking Engagement


Pidgeon Pagonis Speaking Engagement


Ongoing Social Justice Commitments through Donations and Volunteering


World AIDS Day Event


Yoga Nights (This Event is Ongoing!)

Groups & activities

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.

College of Lake County
LGBTQ-friendly break-down by inclusion factors

Sexual Orientation Score
3 of 5
Gender Identity/Expression Score
2.5 of 5
LGBTQ Policy Inclusion
2.5 of 5
LGBTQ Support & Institutional Commitment
3 of 5
LGBTQ Academic Life
3 of 5
LGBTQ Student Life
2.5 of 5
LGBTQ Housing & Residence Life
1 of 5
LGBTQ Campus Safety
5 of 5
LGBTQ Counseling & Health
2 of 5
LGBTQ Recruitment & Retention Efforts
1.5 of 5
Sections greyed out mean the campus does not offer those services

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 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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