Ross Students Holding Top Spot in LGBT Ally Challenge

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In a year-long challenge to build the most LGBT-friendly business school campus in the nation, Ross students are currently holding on to the #1 spot.

11.22.13The competition, organized by the non-profit Friendfactor, evaluates b-schools based on participation rates, the number activities held to educate and encourage straight allies to be vocal supporters of campus-wide LGBT inclusiveness, and the responses to surveys on general LGBT awareness and friendliness.

When the initial results were released earlier in November, Ross was in the lead at No. 1.

But, Eric Huang, co-president of the OUT for Business student group spearheading the MBA Ally Challenge efforts for Ross says there’s still work to be done.

“To make a positive difference in the world, we need to start from within,” Huang said. “While we can take pride in our recent success as a testament and affirmation of the diverse and supportive student body at Ross, this also provides us with opportunities to learn from what others are doing, so we can find ways to continue to improve.”

You can see the full rankings and methodology over on Friendfactor’s site, and check out the OUT for Business site for a list of upcoming Ally Challenge events.

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