With marriage equality sweeping the nation, LGBTQ students are entering college life in a world that is more open and welcoming than in generations past. However, we know there is more work to be done.
How can enrollment officers make their campuses even more welcoming? What questions can you expect students to be asking admissions representatives? When students are supported from day one, we set the foundation for a smooth transition to college life. Providing an open and welcoming environment will empower students to ask for the support they need from enrollment through to graduation day.
Chris D'OrsoChris D’Orso is the Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions at the College at Brockport. A SUNY lifer, he has a B.A. from Geneseo, worked in student activities at Finger Lakes Community College and in admissions and orientation at Old Westbury, before joining Stony Brook, where he ran social media for one of the top public universities in the northeast. He also got his butt kicked on “Jeopardy!,” a defeat he rues to this day.
Coordinator of LGBTQ Services, Stony Brook University in New York.