Stop Discriminating Against LGBTQ+ Students

Target: Donde Plowman, Chancellor, University of Tennessee

Goal: End the discrimination, mistreatment, and lack of funding for LGBTQ+ students.

Once again, the University of Tennessee has been called out for its mistreatment of LGBTQ+ students. The Princeton Review released its annual report of LBTQ+ friendly and unfriendly campuses. The University of Tennessee placed #2 on the unfriendly list, the highest the school has ever placed after years in the Top 5. Demand a change.

The school’s mistreatment of the campus’s LGBTQ+ community is well documented. Sex education weeks have been attacked and even unfunded. Offices and programs offering LGBTQ+ support, including the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, have been disbanded. The school’s chancellor was fired after she secured funding for the campus’s new Pride Center due to vitriol aimed at her from the state government.

Thousands of LGBTQ+ young adults across the state deserve the opportunity to attend a college that accepts and welcomes them. The school’s long run on the Princeton Review list is not a run to be celebrated. Demand a change. Demand that campus stop its discrimination and mistreatment of LGBTQ+ students.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Chancellor Plowman,

One again, the University of Tennessee has been called out for being one of the most unfriendly campuses for LGBTQ+ students in the nation. The Princeton Review, one of the most trusted higher ed rating publications, has placed your school at the top of their list for years due to discrimination on campus, a lack of funding, and targeted firings of LGBTQ+ supporters.

This discrimination must end. College campuses should be spaces in which diversity and inclusion are celebrated, not silenced. I demand that LGBTQ+ programs be funded and any discrimination or prejudice from students, faculty, or staff be punished.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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