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214: Resources for LGBTQ+ Students from Campus Pride

The College Essay Guy Podcast: A Practical Guide to College Admissions

Release Date: 10/07/2019

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The College Essay Guy Podcast: A Practical Guide to College Admissions

Campus Pride is THE go-to resource for LGBTQ students and their families and my guest on this episode, civil rights champion Shane Windmeyer, is the one to thank for its very existence. On this episode we discuss:  How Shane get involved in this work in the first place How is the college search process for LGBTQ+ students? What are some great questions to ask when visiting campuses? Common mistakes students make in the process How can LGBTQ students find scholarships? Should students come out in their essays? If so, how? Resources:  

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Campus Pride is THE go-to resource for LGBTQ students and their families and my guest on this episode, civil rights champion Shane Windmeyer, is the one to thank for its very existence. On this episode we discuss: 

  • How Shane get involved in this work in the first place
  • How is the college search process for LGBTQ+ students?
  • What are some great questions to ask when visiting campuses?
  • Common mistakes students make in the process
  • How can LGBTQ students find scholarships?
  • Should students come out in their essays? If so, how?

Resources:

The Campus Pride Index

The Advocate College Guide for Lgbt Students

Brotherhood: Gay Life for College Fraternities

Inspiration for LGBT students and allies

Out on Fraternity Row

Secret Sisters

The Campus Visit Scorecard

The Campus Pride LGBTQ College Fair Program

The P’s and Q’s to choosing the perfect campus 

Campus Pride Trans Policy Clearinghouse

FASFA

CSS Profile

Gamma Mu Foundation