Welcome to the Campus Pride Sports Index

Campus Pride has expanded its strategic research and outreach efforts to address LGBTQ safety and inclusion in college and university sports by creating the Campus Pride Sports Index. The standardized tool is the only one of its kind for the national collegiate level, focused on LGBTQ inclusion in college sports.

The Campus Pride Sports Index provides a critical foundation of understanding as well as a vital tool for assisting colleges and universities in ongoing efforts to improve intercollegiate athletics and collegiate recreation for LGBTQ players, coaches, participants, staff and fans. The Campus Pride Sports Index sets a national standard of LGBTQ-inclusive policies, programs and practices in sports. The index also provides a ground-breaking benchmarking tool that will enable campus leaders and members of college sports to evaluate LGBTQ-friendly sports environments.  



Search our database of hundreds of LGBTQ-friendly campuses and what they have to offer.

Details: Full Campus Details
Region: West
City/State: Long Beach, CA
Locale: Medium City (100,000 to 500,000)
Student Population: 36,846
In-State Tuition: $3,425.00
Out-of-State Tuition: $8,177.00
Mascot: Beach/Elbee the Shark
Sports Colors: Black and Gold
Sports Nickname: The Beach/Dirtbags (baseball team only)
Institution Type(s):
Doctoral/Research University , Master's College/University, Baccalaureate College/University, Public/State University, Residential Campus, Nonresidential Campus, Hispanic Serving Institution
Intercollegiate Sports:
Baseball, Men's Basketball, Men's Cross Country, Men's Golf, Men's Indoor Track and Field, Men's Outdoor Track and Field, Men's Volleyball, Men's Water Polo, Softball, Women's Basketball, Women's Cross Country, Women's Golf, Women's Indoor Track and Field, Women's Outdoor Track and Field, Women's Sand Volleyball, Women's Soccer, Women's Tennis, Women's Volleyball, Women's Water Polo
Collegiate Sports:
Aikido, Archery, Baseball, Beach Balls (Juggling), Belly Dancing, Bowling, Boxing, Break Dance, Cheer, Cinematic Martial Arts, Crew (Rowing), Cycling, Dragonboat Racing, Fishing, Grupo Folklorico Mexica, Ice Hockey, Intramural 6ft & Under Basketball, Intramural Badminton, Intramural Coed Soccer, Intramural Coed Softball, Intramural Coed Volleyball, Intramural Dodgeball, Intramural Indoor Soccer, Intramural Night Flag Football, Intramural Open Basketball, Intramural Open Softball, Intramural Open Volleyball, Intramural Racquetball, Intramural Wheelchair Shootout, Intramural Women's Basketball, Jiu Jitsu (Brazilian), Kendo, Kung Fu, Lacrosse, Longboard, Paintball, Roller Hockey, Rugby, Running, Sailing Association, Sailing Team, Salsa Club, Salsa Dance Team, Shotokan Karate, Ski & Snowboard Club, Soccer, Social Dance, Surfing, Table Tennis, Tennis, Triathlon, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Wakeboard and Waterski, Water Polo, Wheelchair Basketball, Wrestling, Yoga and Wellness
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The Campus Pride Sports Index is an overall indicator of institutional commitment to LGBTQ-inclusive policy, program and practice in sports.


The All-Stars recognizes the achievements of colleges and universities who score a LGBTQ-friendly star rating of 3 medals or above. The campuses are selected randomly for every new site visitor.

California State University, Long Beach or Long Beach State
Long Beach, CA
University of Houston
Houston, TX
Mills College
Oakland, CA
Pennsylvania College of Technology
Williamsport, PA
University of Maine at Machias
Machias, ME
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS

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