The University of Colorado at Boulder (CU) offers its LGBT students and faculty a safe space providing gender identity support and education through its Gender & Sexuality Center. The center offers a safe and supportive space of inclusion advocacy and social justice. Their ethos is to observe and embrace student and faculty differences. CU offers its LGBT students the opportunity to join the Lavender Graduation, a yearly event that honors LGBT graduates.
The University of Colorado at Boulder was established in 1876 – five months before Colorado became a state. It is comprised of nine schools and is considered the flagship university of the University of Colorado state school system. The 780-acre campus is home to a student body that exceeded 33,000 in the fall of 2017 (and one of the best college for skiing and snowboarding, naturally). CU’s Natural History museum is recognized as one of the most comprehensive collections in the Rocky Mountain region of the country. In 2015, Thomas-Reuters ranked UC (28th) among the most innovative educational institutes of higher learning in the world.