HWS "Best of" LGBTQ-Friendly Campuses

Hobart and William Smith Colleges have been named to Campus Pride's annual "Best of the Best" Top 30 list of the LGBTQ-friendly campuses across the nation. Campus Pride represents the leading national nonprofit for student leaders and campus groups working to create a safer college environment for LGBTQ students. The organization's premier listing showcases the most LGBTQ-inclusive colleges and u...  More >>

QPoC Theme House Formed

Three HWS students, under the guidance of Associate Dean of Students Stacey Pierce, have formed a new theme house that will be home to 13 students this fall. The Queer People of Color and Allies (QPoC) house was founded by Chanel Andrews '19, Denzel Degollado '19 and Ethan Leon '19 to create a safe and inclusive space for members and allies of the LGBTQ+ community. Each year, there are roughly 20...  More >>

Rimmerman Discusses LGBT Gun Ownership with NBC

In an article on, Professor of Public Policy Craig Rimmerman reflected on the recent massacre at a nightclub in Orlando, Fla., and a national LGBT gun club's uptick in membership in the wake of the shooting. In "LGBT Gun Rights Group Sees Membership Spike After Orlando Shooting," Rimmerman explains that even though LGBT rights is a historically liberal issue, and gun rights is positio...  More >>

Alums Organize Pride Festival

Last year, the inaugural Finger Lakes Pride Festival brought more than 500 visitors from across the Upstate New York region to Geneva. For the second annual event, founder Amy Hickey '97 and organizer Kate Morse '98 are working closely with surrounding counties, local business and organizations like the Smith Opera House, to celebrate the LGBTQ community of the Finger Lakes area with a day of act...  More >>

Abadsidis '96 Highlights HIV Prevention

Coinciding with World AIDS Day today, Dec. 1, a new advertising campaign focusing on Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) -- a pill prevention option for people at high risk of contracting HIV -- aims to "reduce HIV infections and to communicate to those at high risk that they don't deserve to be punished with HIV for ‘misbehaving,'" says Savas Abadsidis '96, chief media strategist for Connected Healt...  More >>



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