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HBCUs Taking Concrete Steps to Support LGBTQA Students

Though it is difficult to make sweeping generalizations about HBCUs, for the most part, they are more commonly associated with conservative traditions and Christian-based values than they are with vibrant LGBTQA communities. Yet as times and student demographics change, HBCUs will be increasingly challenged to ensure that all students are equally protected and valued on campus. Dr. John Michael Lee Jr., vice president for access and success at the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU), notes that HBCU student bodies have greater expectations of diversity.

Areas of Focus: Access & Diversity

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