Alumnus receiving inaugural IU GLBTAA Distinguished Alumni Award

Shane Windmeyer is a nationally-known author and expert on stopping campus hate incidents

Friday, January 27, 2012

The Indiana University Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Alumni Association presents the inaugural GLBTAA Distinguished Alumni Award to IU School of Education alumnus Shane Windmeyer on Sunday, January 29. The award ceremony is part of Celebration Weekend, which includes a reception and silent auction at Grazie Italian Eatery, a social at IU's Lilly Library, and a Sunday brunch to present Windmeyer the award. 

Windmeyer attended IU Bloomington and received a master's degree in College Student Personnel Administration from the School of Education in 1997. Since leaving IU, he has devoted his professional life to counseling and supporting LGBT students and other young people. He is founder and executive director of “Campus Pride,” the only national LGBT organization for student leaders and campus groups working together to create a safer, more supportive college environment for LGBT students.

Windmeyer is also national coordinator of “Stop the Hate,” which supports colleges and universities around the country in combating hate on campus and serves as the premier source of anti-hate educational resources for institutions of higher education.
An author, Windmeyer has published five books dealing with LGBT students in the college Greek system. His book Out on Fraternity Row: Personal Accounts of Being Gay in a College Fraternity was a national bestseller.

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