The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation partners with 13 HBCUs, including the UAPB

HRC Foundation HBCU participants.

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation’s HBCU program is designed to partner with historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and other minority-serving institutions. They partner on an annual cycle to achieve benchmarks that promote LGBTQ inclusive policies and practices. Participating institutions can access comprehensive resources through this initiative, including a confidential online self-assessment tool, expert webinars on LGBTQ+ topics, technical assistance, and more, at no cost to the institution. institution.

From July 12-14, 2022, the Human Rights Campaign HBCU program hosted an in-person meeting at its Washington, DC headquarters for all participating institutions. The program sponsored the participation of the designated administrator of each institution thanks to the generous support of USAA Bank and Gucci Changemakers. Frank D. Dorsey, II, associate dean of students for UAPB activities, represented the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff among the first 13 HBCUs committed to the program.

The overall goal of the Inclusive Excellence Initiative is for historically black and minority-serving institutions to achieve excellence in LGBTQ inclusion. As a result, the UAPB will obtain the National Seal of Excellence – Foundation. Learn more about the HRC HBCU program at https://www.hrc.org/campaigns/hbcu-program and the HRC at https://www.hrc.org/our-work.

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