University of Wisconsin - Green Bay

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: Green Bay, WI
Locale: Medium City (100,000 to 500,000)
Student Population (FTE): 9,780
In-State Tuition: $8,342.00
Out-of-State Tuition: $16,930.00
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Institution Type:
Doctoral/Research University
Master's College/University
Baccalaureate College/University
Public/State University
Liberal Arts College
Residential Campus

LGBTQ Student Opportunities


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Commitment to LGBTQ Issues

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay currently has 5 unique staffed Pride Center locations. Our Green Bay ampus location opened in January 2011, our Marinette campus location opened February 7, 2017; the two campus locations of Sheboygan, Manitowoc opened on 9/9/2021, the fifth location in the Kress Athletic Center, located on the Green Bay campus and focuses on student athletes, also opened on 9/9/2021. The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay has a strong commitment to the Pride Centers by the entire Administration and a vast majority of faculty/staff as demonstrated by their participation in the monthly SAFE Ally Training offered to students, staff and faculty. There are three levels of training to take: Introduction to Pride, Laws and Current News and Pride History! Over 4,000 participants, of employees and students have occurred since 2011. (The Pride Center also provides training to our surrounding communities as well). New employees are shown the SAFE Ally stickers posted in offices across campus and are informed of the Employee Resource Group they may join. The Kress Athletic Events Center supports the Pride Center thru monthly DEI Committee meetings which include collaboration with the Division 21 Task force focused on Athletes who are transgender, and the Adidas X Athlete Ally organization. There is planning for Pride Night Athletic Nites for UWGB Volleyball and Swim & Dive teams for 2023-2024.

Our Synopsis

During the 2022-2023 over 129 programs that were offered. Programs were well attended by the campus and community. Two events were large-scale LGBTQIA2S+ conferences that the Green Bay campus were the host sites for. Our best attended event was our 4th Annual Hallowqueen Drag Show in October 2022. It set an attendance record with 956 total! The show was also a fundraiser for our campus cupboard and we collected donations that filled the cupboard with non-perishable foods and toiletries for UWGB students. The Pride Center receives funding from an alumnus' Foundation who provides yearly funding for 14 Legacy Pride Center interns, and funding for summer Queer Leadership camps for both middle school and high school students. Students at UWGB attend the Big Gay each year and attend a state conference on health and wellness for LGBTQIA2S+. Campus Pride Center events include fiction and non-fiction book clubs each year, a series of queer history including: Stonewall, Harvey Milk, The White Night Riots, Gilbert Baker and The Pride Flag, Paragraph 175, Alan Turing, Two Spirit, The History of Drag and much more! The annual Lavender Graduation is a highly attended event in which the Chancellor, Provost, various Vice Chancellors, faculty and staff, as well as students and family members who all participate in this joyous event. In 2022-2023, 52 students participated in Lavender Graduation - up from 13 graduates in 2021-2022!

Featured Quotes

Why you'll love University of Wisconsin - Green Bay

I am so happy we have a Pride Center - its what brought me to UW-Green Bay. I feel like I can be myself here.

— UWGB Senior - Class of 2023

Highlights & Organizations

Upcoming events


Green Bay Campus Pride Center Open House


3 Levels of Monthly Safe Ally Training - Entire Academic Year (2023-2024))


12th Annual Lavender Graduation


Sheboygan Campus and Manitowoc Campus - Pride Center Open House


5th Annual Hallowqueen Drag Show

Groups & activities


Admissions Office

University of Wisconsin - Green Bay Admissions Office

Office of Admission
University of Wisconsin - Green Bay
UWGB, 2420 Nicolet Drive,

Green Bay, WI 54311

Phone: 920-465-2111

Admission Application Deadline:

Email Campus Admissions

Overall Campus Pride Index Score

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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.

Note: Prospective students and families are strongly encouraged to research current state laws for any college/university you are considering. The Campus Pride Index is updated annually and only measures current campus policies, programs and practices. Find information about state laws targeting the LGBTQ+ population on the Movement Advancement Project’s Equality Maps at

University of Wisconsin - Green Bay
LGBTQ-friendly break-down by inclusion factors

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