College Consensus ranks Elon among most LGBTQ-friendly schools

Elon, which has also been recognized as among the 'best of the best' LGBTQ-friendly universities by Campus Pride, ranks 5th in the latest College Consensus list. 

Elon University has again been recognized as one of the most LGBTQ-friendly colleges and universities in the country. 

College Consensus, which combines a variety of college rankings with real student interviews from around the web, ranked Elon 5th among its 25 LGBTQ-friendly colleges and universities list this year. 

In its assessment of Elon, College Consensus noted the work of the university's Gender & LGBTQIA Center to promote tolerance and inclusion. College Consensus notes that the center provides students "a chance to feel valued, validated and victorious while attending Elon, and in their lives," noting the "3 Vs" of the Gender & LGBTQIA Center. 

College Consensus also noted the university's robust LGBTQIA Alumni association and student activities such as a student-produced documentary that was screened last year at the N.C. Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, the second-largest LGBTQ film festival in the Southeast. 

In September, Elon was recognized by Campus Pride, a national advocacy group, as one of the top 30 American colleges and universities for policies, programs and practices that are friendly to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students.