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University Of Iowa Becomes First Public U.S. College To Include Questions About Sexual Orientation On Its Admissions Forms

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Andrew Alvez

College applications ask you for tons of information. Now they may even start asking their prospective students about their sexual preferences.

That’s right, the first public college to ask prospective students what their sexual orientation was is the University of Iowa.

Officials at Iowa say they hope that including such questions will help the school build adequate support services for the on-campus Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) community.

Last year, Elmhurst College, a private school also located in the Midwest, became the very first U.S. college to ask incoming students about their sexual orientation.

The University of Iowa, of course, offers a higher-profile example of a school making a significant effort to be more mindful of its LGBTQ students.

Now the question is if these questions are optional like other diversity questions are on applications.

Andrew Alvez | Elite. 

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