UNF only Florida school recognized as a ‘Best of the Best’ university for LGBTQ+ students by Campus Pride

University of North Florida recognized as one of the ‘Best of the Best’ Universities For LGBTQ+ students by Campus Pride

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The University of North Florida was recognized as one of the “Best of the Best” colleges and universities by Campus Pride for creating a safe and welcoming environment for LGBTQ+ students, faculty and staff, according to a release.

UNF is the only university in Florida that received the recognition and one of only 40 campuses recognized nationwide.

UNF achieved the highest ranking on the Campus Pride Index (CPI), the definitive national benchmarking tool measuring LGBTQ-friendly policies, programs, practices, safety, inclusiveness and resources on campus for LGBTQ+ students, faculty and staff.

UNF’s LGBTQ Center, founded in 2006, is committed to advocacy, equality, community and support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning and allied students, faculty, and staff at the University of North Florida while also engaging the greater Jacksonville community to create a more inclusive society beyond the campus, the release stated.

The LGBTQ Center is ranked the No. 1 LGBTQ-Friendly Colleges & Universities in Florida and No. 8 in the overall South in 2021 and 2020 by Campus Pride and holds the Rainbow Award for Best Equality Organization in Jacksonville in 2021.

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Carianne Luter is a social media producer for News4Jax and has worked at Channel 4 since December 2015. She graduated from the University of North Florida with a communication degree.