Most colleges not ready to ask about LGBT status -

Most colleges not ready to ask about LGBT status

ELMHURST, Ill. (AP) -- Now that Elmhurst College in Illinois is asking applicants about their sexual orientation, many wonder if other colleges will follow suit.
Advocates for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students say asking incoming freshmen about sexual orientation could help colleges diversify their campuses and provide services needed by LGBT students. The say it also would send a positive message to students who may have faced discrimination in high school.
But so far, other colleges and universities have not embraced the idea.
Some say it would have no bearing on whether a student was admitted. Others say there's no need because they already have reputations for being gay-friendly and recruit gay and lesbian students in other ways.
But most agree the issue isn't settled, and other colleges eventually may follow Elmhurst's lead.

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