Gender Identity/LGBTQ+

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Rice University remains committed to equal opportunity in education and employment. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, disability, or veteran status in admissions, educational programs, or employment.

So say Rice's policies on admission and employment, but that's only part of the story. Sure, we don't discriminate, but more than that, ours is an open, welcoming, nurturing community where tolerance is expected and diversity is celebrated. Our differences we value for the unique perspectives they provide, but no difference is more important than our common humanity.

Office of Multicultural Affairs Pride Programming:

Human Rights Campaign - Corporate Equality Index: The Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s annual Corporate Equality Index is the national benchmarking tool on corporate policies and practices pertinent to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees. This can be a wonderful tool as you explore organizations supportive of LGBTQ+ rights.

Pride at Work: Pride At Work is a nonprofit organization that represents LGBTQ union members and their allies. They aim to educate the LGBTQ Community about the benefits of a union contract for LGBTQ working people, and to build support and solidarity for the union movement in the LGBTQ community.

Out & Equal: Out & Equal Workplace Advocates is the world’s premier nonprofit organization dedicated to achieving lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender workplace equality. They partner with Fortune 1000 companies and government agencies to provide executive leadership development, comprehensive training and consultation, and professional networking opportunities that build inclusive and welcoming work environments. There is also a local Houston Chapter, along with LGBT CAREERLINK, a job board for LGBT job seekers.