Emory University




Campus Facts & Figures

Rating
CAMPUS PRIDE
SPORTS INDEX
3
out of 5
Medals

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

Region: South
City/State: Atlanta, GA
Locale: Large Urban City (Over 500,000+)
Student Population: 14,513
In-State Tuition: $44,400.00
Out-of-State Tuition: $44,400.00
Institution Website: http://www.lgbt.emory.edu
Mascot: Swoop
Sports Colors: Blue and Gold
Sports Nickname: Emory Eagles
Institution Type:
Doctoral/Research University
Private Institution
Liberal Arts College
Residential Campus
Collegiate Sports:
Badminton, Basketball, Competitive Cheer, Crew, Cycling & Triathlon, Equestrian, Fencing, Field Hockey, Flag Football, Golf, Gymnastics, Jui Jitsu, Lacrosse, Polo, Rock Climbing, Rugby, Running, Sailing, Soccer, Soccer, Softball, Table Tennis, Tennis, Ultimate, Volleyball, Water Polo, Weightlifting
Intercollegiate Sports:
Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Track & Field, Volleyball

LGBTQ Student Opportunities

 

Colleges and universities want LGBTQ people to be out and proud as part of the diversity of the campus community.  The Campus Pride Sports Index provides  the opportunity for college sports to come out as LGBTQ-friendly and take responsibility for continually improving their LGBTQ sports climate for student-athletes, participant, coaches, staff, fans and spectators. 
 
The Campus Pride Sports Index features LGBTQ student opportunities by highlighting the positive work within college sports across the country. Prospective students and families may choose the best Intercollegiate Athletic and Collegiate Recreation programs for LGBTQ peole by searching the tool based on sport, type of campus, location, size 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 mission of the Office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Life is to engage the university community in the creation of an affirming and just campus environment while supporting the development of students of all gender and sexual identities. Emory University has a history of LGBT activism, involvement, and inclusion. The first student group on campus, the Gay Liberation Committee, was founded in 1972. Since that time, the University opened the Office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Life and continued its work towards full access, inclusion and equity for LGBT students, faculty and staff. The Office of LGBT Life continually seeks to address policies, procedures, and facilities to make sure they fit the needs of our students. In our recent history, this has included making the Emory student health policy more trans*-inclusive and increasing training for Student Health staff to better address the needs of LGBT-identified patients. Although there is still work to be done, Emory University is committed to setting a standard for colleges and universities throughout the United States.

Featured Quotes

Why you'll love Emory University

"The Emory vision calls for us to be a diverse community whose intellectual and moral engagement makes room for the other, for our own and for others’ differences. This vision invites and even requires a certain authenticity, authenticity of self, a kind of eagerness to take each other seriously in all of our variousness. Whether you are male, female, transgender; irrespective of national, ethnic or racial heritage; whether you are gay or lesbian, straight or queer; whether you adhere to a religious faith or not, you have a place at Emory working for positive transformation. You should feel free to live out your authenticity with Pride."

— James Wagner, Emory University President

"Emory’s LGBT Life has given me a real niche where I feel not only safe and comfortable, but also proud and strong. Everyone at LGBT Life has helped me learn, grow, and thrive. They have given me many opportunities for leadership. I have made many friends connections with wonderful people. Thanks to them, I have a passion to continue in the great work we are doing today."

— 21-year-old queer male senior

"As an alumna looking at campus life, there seems to be more than simple acceptance of LGBT students and issues, there is an embracing attitude toward diversity in general and LGBT issues in particular. The Office of LGBT Life has been at the forefront of that attitude and culture."

— Class of 1973 Alumna, lesbian

"Emory has a burgeoning LGBT population and, like in most university environments, most students are in the process of actively identifying themselves. While the student body isn't at the ideal general viewpoint, Emory is much better than most schools at accepting and embracing LGBT people and culture. The LGBT resources at Emory are broad enough to assist students from virtually every gender or LGBT background and tends to their growing and diverse needs. I was able to find friends at an even faster rate after coming out due to the wide acceptance at Emory."

— Grant Schleifer, Queer, Class of 2015

"The Emory vision calls for us to be a diverse community whose intellectual and moral engagement makes room for the other, for our own and for others’ differences. This vision invites and even requires a certain authenticity, authenticity of self, a kind of eagerness to take each other seriously in all of our variousness. Whether you are male, female, transgender; irrespective of national, ethnic or racial heritage; whether you are gay or lesbian, straight or queer; whether you adhere to a religious faith or not, you have a place at Emory working for positive transformation. You should feel free to live out your authenticity with Pride."

— James Wagner, Emory University President

"Emory’s LGBT Life has given me a real niche where I feel not only safe and comfortable, but also proud and strong. Everyone at LGBT Life has helped me learn, grow, and thrive. They have given me many opportunities for leadership. I have made many friends connections with wonderful people. Thanks to them, I have a passion to continue in the great work we are doing today."

— 21-year-old queer male senior

"As an alumna looking at campus life, there seems to be more than simple acceptance of LGBT students and issues, there is an embracing attitude toward diversity in general and LGBT issues in particular. The Office of LGBT Life has been at the forefront of that attitude and culture."

— Class of 1973 Alumna, lesbian

"Emory has a burgeoning LGBT population and, like in most university environments, most students are in the process of actively identifying themselves. While the student body isn't at the ideal general viewpoint, Emory is much better than most schools at accepting and embracing LGBT people and culture. The LGBT resources at Emory are broad enough to assist students from virtually every gender or LGBT background and tends to their growing and diverse needs. I was able to find friends at an even faster rate after coming out due to the wide acceptance at Emory."

— Grant Schleifer, Queer, Class of 2015

Sports Highlights & Organizations

Groups & activities


Overall Campus Pride Sports Index Score

The Campus Pride Sports Index has a strong theoretical research foundation in LGBTQ current programs, practices and policies for improving Intercollegiate Athletics and Collegiate Recreation. The index tool was launched in 2015 as the premier resource for LGBTQ inclusion within college sports. 

 

The Campus Pride Sports Index is a vital tool for assisting campuses in learning ways to improve their Intercollegiate Athletics and Collegiate Recreation and ultimately shape the college sports 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 Intercollegiate Athletics and College Recreation programs for participating in the index and their willingness to come out, be visible and actively advocate for improving college sports for LGBTQ people.

Emory University
LGBTQ-friendly break-down by inclusion factors


Sexual Orientation Score
3 of 5 Medals
Gender Identity/Expression Score
3 of 5 Medals
Collegiate Recreation
Intercollegiate Athletics
LGBTQ Policy Inclusion
1.5 of 5 Medals
1 of 5 Medals
LGBTQ Student Life
4 of 5 Medals
2.5 of 5 Medals
LGBTQ Training & Education
1.5 of 5 Medals
3 of 5 Medals
LGBTQ Campus Safety
5 of 5 Medals
5 of 5 Medals
LGBTQ Support & Institutional Commitment
3.5 of 5 Medals
3 of 5 Medals

LGBTQ-Friendly Score Card

LGBTQ Policy Inclusion

Collegiate Recreation:

 
Non-discrimination statement inclusive of sexual orientation
Non-discrimination statement inclusive of gender identity/expression
Policies & procedures inclusive of addressing anti-LGBTQ behavior
Policies & procedures enabling transgender students to participate in recreation program and team sports consistent with their gender identity

Intercollegiate Athletics:

 
Non-discrimination statement inclusive of sexual orientation
Non-discrimination statement inclusive of gender identity/expression
Policies & procedures inclusive of addressing anti-LGBTQ behavior
Ethics code and/or policy prohibiting negative recruiting of athletes based on perceived or actual sexual orientation or gender identity/expression
Policies & procedures enabling transgender student-athletes to participate consistent with their gender identity

LGBTQ Student Life

Collegiate Recreation:

 
Active participation in LGBTQ campus events and activities
Ongoing partnerships or sponsorships with annual LGBTQ events on campus (such as Pride Week, National Coming Out Day, Bisexual Awareness Day, Trans Advocacy Day, etc)
Visible involvement in LGBTQ-inclusive video social media campaign
Ongoing LGBTQ-inclusive programming for student-athletes
Transgender awareness events offered to student-athletes

Intercollegiate Athletics:

 
Active LGBTQ & Ally student-athlete organization
Active participation in LGBTQ campus events and activities
Ongoing partnerships or sponsorships with annual LGBTQ events on campus (such as Pride Week, National Coming Out Day, Bisexual Awareness Day, Trans Advocacy Day, etc)
Visible involvement in LGBTQ-inclusive video social media campaign
Ongoing LGBTQ-inclusive programming for participants
Transgender awareness events offered to participants

LGBTQ Training & Education

Collegiate Recreation:

 
Ongoing training for full-time staff inclusive of sexual orientation
Ongoing training for coaches inclusive of sexual orientation
Ongoing training for officials inclusive of sexual orientation
Ongoing training for full-time staff inclusive of gender identity/expression
Ongoing training for coaches inclusive of gender identity/expression
Ongoing training for officials inclusive of gender identity/expression

Intercollegiate Athletics:

 
Ongoing training for full-time staff inclusive of sexual orientation
Ongoing training for coaches inclusive of sexual orientation
Ongoing training for coaches inclusive of gender identity/expression

LGBTQ Safety

Collegiate Recreation:

 
Visible reporting mechanism for responding to anti-LGBTQ, racist and/or sexist harassment, verbal conduct or practices
Private changing space and showers in locker rooms to address safety of transgender participants
Gender-inclusive bathroom facilities to address safety of transgender participants

Intercollegiate Athletics:

 
Visible reporting mechanism for responding to anti-LGBTQ, racist and/or sexist harassment, verbal conduct or practices
Private changing space and showers in locker rooms to address safety of transgender participants
Gender-inclusive bathroom facilities to address safety of transgender participants

LGBTQ Support & Commitment

Collegiate Recreation:

 
Visible network of allies for LGBTQ people
LGBTQ-inclusive sportsmanship pledge at sporting events
Standing diversity & inclusion committee to promote LGBTQ efforts
Ongoing research includes specific questions around sexual orientation
Ongoing research includes specific questions around gender identity/expression

Intercollegiate Athletics:

 
Visible network of allies for LGBTQ people
LGBTQ-inclusive sportsmanship pledge at sporting events
Standing diversity & inclusion committee to promote LGBTQ efforts
Ongoing research includes specific questions around sexual orientation
Ongoing research includes specific questions around gender identity/expression

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