OUT for Work (OFW), an organization that works to complement the total educational experience of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) students in relation to career opportunities, has awarded the University of Richmond Career Development Center a bronze ranking in its 2010 LGBTQ Career Center Certification Report.
The report benchmarks the level of LGBTQ-specific career resources that college career centers provide by assessing available tools and resources, quality and quantity of LGBTQ materials and willingness of career centers to host or attend LGBTQ career conferences. The report provides students an evaluation of available support as they face employment and workplace challenges.
“Our mission revolves around assisting all students in pursuing their career goals, and we strive to provide a welcoming environment while individually assisting students with their specific needs,” said Leslie Stevenson, director of the Career Development Center. “The University of Richmond is committed to diversity and inclusion, and we are very pleased to contribute to this tenet by continuing to develop career services that meet the needs of our LGBTQ students.”
OFW’s findings are based on a survey of more than 1,500 academic institutions that identified as having active LGBTQ student organizations on campus.