The LGBT Experience at Elmhurst College

My Elmhurst Experience

LGBT students and their allies talk about the College's welcoming community.


  • Valuing the Whole Person

    For Ally Vertigan, Elmhurst offers a safe environment in which to explore both her identity and her spiritual life.


  • Building Community

    As an Elmhurst parent, Beverley McNulty welcomes the College’s diverse and inclusive community.


  • A Destination College

    Professor Mike Lindberg wants Elmhurst to become known for its welcoming and inclusive environment.


  • A Great Place for Opportunity

    Joey Carrillo says Elmhurst has helped him to be himself and embrace his sexuality.


  • The Right Fit

    Elmhurst caters to the needs of young adults who are still discovering themselves, says Felicia Diaz.


  • Real-World Issues

    Jennifer Jeffrey talks about signing petitions and conveying the message that people are different.


  • Recognition and Welcome

    At Elmhurst, LGBT students find a community that cares and supports them, says Chaplain Scott Matheney.


  • Opening Minds

    A lifelong supporter of the LGBT community, Mica Matney helps students become broader minded.


  • Creating an Identity

    Elmhurst supports students as they figure out who they want to be, says James Kryshak.


  • A Place for Respect

    A grammar lesson in Spanish gave Kyle Tade an unexpected window into the College’s accepting community.


  • Celebrating Our Differences

    Rolando Chacon says scholarships for LGBT students underscore the College’s commitment to diversity.


  • A Giant Leap Forward

    Roger Moreano talks about the College’s growing commitment to social issues.


  • What We’re Here to Do

    Have you felt isolated or alone? Elmhurst wants to change that, says Dean of Admission Gary Rold.


  • A Shared Voice

    For Anne Kraley, being an advocate and an ally for the LGBT community at Elmhurst was a great experience.


  • You're Not Alone

    Christine Grenier says it’s important for LGBT students to see people like themselves on campus.


  • An Accepting Environment

    Emily Pochinskas says her Elmhurst family has helped her make her own decisions and discover her sexuality.

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