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URI named one of top 50 LGBTQ-friendly universities in the country

Just as classes are about to start, the leading non-profit organization working to create a safer college environment for LGBT students has issued its annual report card and has named the University of Rhode Island one of the top 50 LGBT-Friendly universities in the nation.

The Campus Pride ranking shows the best of the best, based on a five-star continuum of progress for LGBT-Friendly policies, programs and practices. URI received a five out of five star overall rating, as well as five out of five stars in nine of the 10 categories measured, with 4.5 out of five stars for one. The top marks are for LGBT inclusion policies, support and institutional commitment, student life, housing and residential life, campus safety, counseling and health and recruitment and retention efforts. The second-best mark was for LGBT academic…

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