Stony Brook University once again made the College Choice 50 Best LGBT Friendly Colleges and Universities list. The ranking highlights universities like Stony Brook that have a strong history of creating quality programming for the LGBTQ community and committing time and resources to equipping students, faculty and staff with tools that encourage education, support, safety and inclusion campus wide.
Stony Brook’s LGBTQ* Services staff provides meaningful programs to help students thrive and to ensure inclusion in every aspect of the University. In addition to these services, the University also has many all-gender restrooms on campus, gender-inclusive housing options, the soon-to-come LGBTQ* Center and uses the P-400 Preferred Name Policy.
College Choice is an independent online publication dedicated to helping students and their families find the right college. The ranking started with a base list of regionally accredited universities that are highly rated by Campus Pride, a website that rates the LBGTQ friendliness of colleges. Schools were then evaluated and ranked based on academic reputation, student satisfaction, affordability, average financial aid awarded and return on investment. The LGBTQ ranking is directly connected to the other factors students consider to be most important.