Shane Windmeyer


LGBTQ+ Distinguished Alumni Award (2012)
Indiana University Bloomington
M.Ed., 1997


Shane Windmeyer attended IU Bloomington and received a master's degree in education in 1997. Since leaving IU, he has devoted his professional life to counseling and supporting LGBT students and other young people. He is founder and executive director of Campus Pride, the only national LGBT organization for student leaders and campus groups working together to create a safer, more supportive college environment for LGBT students.

Windmeyer is also national coordinator of Stop the Hate, which supports colleges and universities around the country in combating hate on campus and serves as the premier source of anti-hate educational resources for institutions of higher education.

An author, Windmeyer has published five books dealing with LGBT students in the college Greek system. His book "Out on Fraternity Row: Personal Accounts of Being Gay in a College Fraternity" was a national bestseller.