The Campus Pride Index is a vital tool for assisting campuses in learning ways to improve their LGBTQ campus life and ultimately shape the educational experience to be more inclusive, welcoming and respectful of LGBTQ and ally people. The index is owned and operated by Campus Pride, the leading national nonprofit organization for student leaders and campus groups working to create safer, more Two students attempt to start a gay group on the Amherst College campus with little success 1974 Amherst College Board of Trustees approve a coeducation proposal 1977 First support group for gay and bisexual men at Amherst College successfully forms with the support of the administration; no group for women exists on campus 1979