University of Wisconsin-Stout




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: Midwest
City/State: Menomonie, WI
Locale: Small Town (10,000 to 25,000)
Student Population (FTE): 9,500
In-State Tuition: $9,463.00
Out-of-State Tuition: $17,430.00
Institution Website: http://www.uwstout.edu
Institution Type:
Master's College/University
Baccalaureate College/University
Public/State University
Technical Institute
Residential Campus

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

Diversity strengthens our community. Our students' identities are multifaceted and inter-sectional. As such, our campus strives to foster a social justice model in which we actively engage with diversity and see diversity as critical to our university identity. At UW-Stout, you are valued and we want to hear your voice. Our students’ diverse identities include, but are not limited to: Ethnic/racial identities Sexual and gender minorities Socio-economic status First-generation college student status Students with disabilities. From health and wellness to bias incident reporting, departments throughout campus provide various services that support student success.

Our Synopsis

The University of Wisconsin-Stout offers a number of services to LGBTQIA+ students. Our LGBTQIA+ Program Office, the Qube, offers a welcoming space for students to hang out, meet other students, and access resources. Recently renovated, the Qube hosts 3 weekly support groups, a queer lending library, feminist pharmacy, and free clothing closet. UW-Stout also provides gender inclusive housing through the Out@Stout Living Community. We feature a number of events, including our popular Safe Space trainings and the Qubie Gayla.

Featured Quotes

Why you'll love University of Wisconsin-Stout

As a member of the University of Wisconsin-Stout (UW-Stout) campus community since 2013, I continue to be impressed and amazed by our queer communities on campus. am thankful to the UW-Stout queer communities for all their support of my identity and work. I hope that in re-sharing my coming out story that others have a chance to reflect on their own identities and related stories with feelings of support and encouragement.

— Faculty member

Highlights & Organizations

Upcoming events


10/10/2019

National Coming Out Day

11/20/2019

Trans Day of Remembrance

3/26/2020

Qubie Gayla

Groups & activities


Admissions

Admissions Office


University of Wisconsin-Stout Admissions Office

Admissions
University of Wisconsin-Stout
121 10th Avenue East
212 Sorensen Hall
Menomonie, WI 54751

Phone: 715-232-1232
Website: https://www.uwstout.edu/admissions-aid

Admission Application Deadline:


Email Campus Admissions

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 of Wisconsin-Stout
LGBTQ-friendly break-down by inclusion factors


Sexual Orientation Score
3.5 of 5
Gender Identity/Expression Score
3 of 5
LGBTQ Policy Inclusion
4.5 of 5
LGBTQ Support & Institutional Commitment
3 of 5
LGBTQ Academic Life
4 of 5
LGBTQ Student Life
3.5 of 5
LGBTQ Housing & Residence Life
3.5 of 5
LGBTQ Campus Safety
3 of 5
LGBTQ Counseling & Health
3.5 of 5
LGBTQ Recruitment & Retention Efforts
1.5 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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