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You Asked: What is the atmosphere for LGBTQ students on campus? Are there many people who identify as such?

This campus is so unbelievably welcoming and accepting it should not come as a surprise that I would respond to this question by saying the atmosphere for LGBT students is one of comfort. I mean, could you really expect much else from a campus which offeres gender- neutral bathrooms in the academic buildings and a gender- neutral floor in one of the dormitories?
I would say most of the students apart of the LGBT community openly identify as so. The Skidmore Pride Alliance is a SGA club on campus dedicated to building awareness of LGBT related issues. Amongst many things, SPA holds weekly meetings, organizes events- two of which are amongst the biggest parties of the school year- open to everyone, it sure does feel like everyone attends, and offeres ally training.

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You Asked: Is there a strong competitive atmosphere at Skidmore? I went to a H.S where everyone wanted to know how everyone else did on an exam or assignment. It was uncomfortable.

Skidmore College is an academically rigorous campus. Getting accepted is a challenge as well as staying afloat when a student here. However, I do not consider Skidmore a competitive school. In other words there isn’t a cut throat atmosphere, students are not choking each other in hopes of killing the competition. It is much more common to see students assisting each other inside and outside of the classroom. This sense of community makes for a much more comfortable environment.

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