University of Northern Colorado

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: West
City/State: Greeley, CO
Locale: Medium City (100,000 to 500,000)
Student Population (FTE): 11,114
In-State Tuition: $4,830.00
Out-of-State Tuition: $10,680.00
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Institution Type:
Doctoral/Research University
Master's College/University
Baccalaureate College/University
Public/State University
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

UNC's Gender & Sexuality Resource Center Our mission is to advocate for, educate with, and support all identities across the gender, sexual, and romantic spectrums through an intersectional lens. We build an equitable and inclusive culture of care on our campus in order to have a positive impact on the career readiness, graduation rates, and holistic success of UNC students. Our purpose is to advocate collaboratively with coalition partners for systematic change in policy and practice to remove barriers, create belonging, and support student success. Educate the campus community by providing development opportunities to encourage respectful discussion, challenge attitudes, personal reflection, competency-building, as well as academic and professional development related to gender, sexuality, and romantic identities. Support and validate the existence of all identities across the gender, sexuality, and romantic identities spectrums by creating a sense of belonging, cultivating a network of mentoring support, while promoting students’ personal and academic success. Our vision is to provide all students across the gender, sexual, and romantic identities spectrums an empowering environment that is accessible and transforms students’ ability to live lives of impact and social change.

Our Synopsis

Our campus offers a variety of opportunities for LGBTQ+ and allied students. Here are a few ways you can get involved. Volunteer Opportunities, Spectrum Student Organization, GSRC Mentoring Program, Coming Out Week, Lavender Celebration, LGBTQ+ History Month, Trans Day of Remembrance Ceremony, Transgender Visibility Day, Safe Zone 101 Training, Safe Zone 201 Workshop, Straight Facts about Queer Life Training, SpeakOUT Panels, Customizable Trainings and Workshops, Affinity Groups: -Aromantic & Asexual (Ace/Aro) -Bisexual/Pansexual/Polysexual -Creative Writing -Gay Men's -Healthy Polyamory & Non-Monogamy -LGBTQ+ Christian Bible Study -LGBTQ+ Graduate -Queer and Trans People of Color (QTPOC) -Queer Book Club -Queer D&D -Queer Women's -Questioning -Trans and Non-Binary

Featured Quotes

Why you'll love University of Northern Colorado

The center has made a huge impact on my life. For the first time I have found a group of people who give me the space to be who I am. The space has provided me with an unending amount of support that I am forever grateful for.

— 19-year-old, Sophomore

The GSRC has provided a place that I’ve been able to grow into and figure out my queer identity when I haven’t had a place that’s been super receptive to that before.

— 19-year-old, Sophomore

The GSRC has provided me with the space, support, and community to grow as a scholar, advocate, and Queer individual.

— -22 year old, Senior

The Gender and Sexuality Resource Center has been such a driving force for me personally and professionally through their mentorship program!

— 20-year-old, Sophomore

Highlights & Organizations

Upcoming events


Safe Zone 101


Safe Zone 201: History of Bisexuality


Straight Facts for Queer Life Training


Lavender Celebration


Trans Visibility Day

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.

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 Northern Colorado
LGBTQ-friendly break-down by inclusion factors

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