"You are Welcome Here" Campaign

As part of MIT's continuing effort to create a safe and welcoming environment for its LBGT students, the "You are Welcome Here" Campaign was launched in 1999. In April 2004, in recognition of MIT's decision to add gender identity as a protected class in its nondiscrimination policy, the Campaign was relaunched, thanks to the support of the Office of the Chancellor, the Office of the Vice-President and Secretary of the Corporation, Graduate Students Office, Human Resources, and the Council on Staff Diversity.

The basic purposes of the campaign are to both raise awareness and create visibility. While the main effort of the Campaign is to invite faculty and staff at MIT to join the Campaign by posting a "You are Welcome Here" Card in their office or workspace, ongoing education and awareness programs are an important part of this effort as well. Two such programs are the monthly lbgt@mit e-newsletter and Being LBGT and at MIT: A Photographic Collection.

To learn more about the You Are Welcome Here signs, visit the campaign web site at http://yawh.mit.edu

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