Forsyth Technical Community College




Campus Facts & Figures

Rating
CAMPUS PRIDE
INDEX
2.5
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: South
City/State: Winston-Salem, NC
Locale: Medium City (100,000 to 500,000)
Student Population (FTE): 2,890
In-State Tuition: $1,824.00
Out-of-State Tuition: $6,432.00
Institution Website: https://www.forsythtech.edu/
Institution Type:
Community College

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

"Forsyth Tech is committed to being a place of promise for everyone, and this means we are committed to a culture of belonging for the LGBTQ+ community. We will meet every member of the LGBTQ+ community where they are, accept them as they are, and take them as far as they can go. The College is actively engaged in expanding our culture of belonging and intentionally working to increase our Campus Pride Index score." Dr. Janet N. Spriggs, President of Forsyth Technical Community College

Our Synopsis

The Forsyth Tech PRIDE (Promotion, Respect, Individuality, Diversity, Equality) Club exists to provide a safe and welcoming space for LGBTQ+ students At Forsyth Tech as well as allies and those who are questioning. Members are actively raising awareness through events on campus and in the community.

Featured Quotes

Why you'll love Forsyth Technical Community College

The Campus Pride Index was just what we needed! The Index is the perfect instrument that we needed to access our LBGTQ+ campus environment as we are being intentional in our efforts to create a culture of belonging. I am impressed with the Campus Pride assessment, but I am even more impressed with the follow-up and support provided by the Campus Pride Index team to help us understand our assessment results and then further to guide us on strategies for improvement. We feel we are on the right track to becoming the inclusive and equitable college we want to be, and the Campus Pride Index is a very important part of helping us get there!

— Dr. Jewel Cherry, Vice-President of Equity and Inclusion

Forsyth Tech always made me feel welcomed and safe to express myself. I never felt judged and on the contrary, I always felt supported and made a lot of queer friends.

— - Kelly, Forsyth Tech student

Admissions

Admissions Office


Forsyth Technical Community College Admissions Office

Forsyth Tech Admissions Office - Heather Azzu
Forsyth Technical Community College
2100 Silas Creek Parkway

Winston-Salem, NC 27103

Phone: 336-734-7273
Website: https://www.forsythtech.edu/admissions/

Admission Application Deadline:


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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.

Forsyth Technical Community College
LGBTQ-friendly break-down by inclusion factors


Sexual Orientation Score
2.5 of 5
Gender Identity/Expression Score
2.5 of 5
LGBTQ Policy Inclusion
3 of 5
LGBTQ Support & Institutional Commitment
2.5 of 5
LGBTQ Academic Life
1.5 of 5
LGBTQ Student Life
3 of 5
LGBTQ Housing & Residence Life
1 of 5
LGBTQ Campus Safety
3.5 of 5
LGBTQ Counseling & Health
1.5 of 5
LGBTQ Recruitment & Retention Efforts
2.5 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 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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