Indiana University ranks high on list of LGBT-friendly schools

    Nonprofit organization Campus Pride recently gave Indiana University Bloomington five stars for friendliness to LGBT students. 

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    Posted on Aug. 17, 2014 at 4:08 p.m.

    Indiana University Bloomington has been recognized for being a friendly place for LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender) students. 

    Campus Pride, a national nonprofit that focuses on supporting LGBT students, released a list of Top 50 LGBT-friendly colleges and universities Friday, Aug. 15. 

    Also appearing on the Top 50 list are Harvard, Brown and Cornell. 

    The list is based on responses to the Campus Pride Index, a national benchmarking tool which self-assesses LGBT-friendly policies, programs and practices at more than 425 colleges and universities, according to a statement.

    A spokesperson for Indiana University said the school first created a GLBT office in 1994 and has offered advice to other schools on how to create a friendly climate, according to a statement from IU Bloomington.

    Follow reporter Lydia Sheaks on Twitter at @LydiaSheaks

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