WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - After gauging interest last spring, Purdue is offering a brand new minor rooted in diversity.
The new Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Minor is a part of the Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies department.
The 12-credit-hour minor includes classes in communications, anthropology, history and other departments.
While Purdue isn't the first college to offer a LGBT Minor, those involved say it is a big step for the university.
"The establishment of our LGBT Center last year in 2012, the establishment of the minor, having an inclusive nondiscrimination policy, it really puts Purdue in a position where we can really start leading the pack on this topic," Director of the Purdue LGBTQ Center Lowell Kane said.
"I think it will really show that we are a diverse university and that that is our intention," Assistant Director of Purdue Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies Laurie Graham said. "That can only be positive."
Both Kane and Graham said they think the addition of the minor will increase enrollment.
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