HBCU Program

The HRC Foundation's HBCU Program is the only national project that partners with Historically Black Colleges and Universities on establishing an LGBTQ+ inclusive campus climate.

HRC Foundation’s Historically Black College and Universities (HBCU) Program mobilizes and supports HBCUs in enhancing policies and services that promote excellence in LGBTQ+ inclusion, equity, and engagement. We focus on promoting individual competencies and collective action, empowering leaders and stakeholders, and building a network of committed leaders in pursuit of eliminating stigma and enriching the college experience for LGBTQ+ students and the entire student body.

1/3 HBCUs

Have partnered with HRC since 2004

500 HBCU LGBTQ+ student leaders

Trained by HRC's HBCU Program

15 HBCU presidents

Are part of our growing peer network alongside queer HBCU alumni.

HBCU Projects

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About the HBCU Program

HRC Foundation’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Program mobilizes and supports HBCUs in enhancing policies and services that promote excellence in LGBTQ+ inclusion, equity, and engagement.

Modeling Inclusion: HBCUs and LGBTQ+ Support

The Human Rights Campaign partnered with The Rutgers Center for Minority Serving Institutions to release ‘Modeling Inclusion: HBCUs and LGBTQ+ Support,” a research brief examining the ground-breaking steps that Historically Black Colleges and Universities are taking to establish LGBTQ+ inclusive policies and practices on their campuses.

Contact the HBCU Program: hbcu@hrc.org