The University of Windsor is proud to announce the installation of two rainbow crosswalks on campus celebrating diversity and inclusivity.
The permanent Pride crosswalks are located beside the Welcome Centre and in front of the CAW Student Centre, connecting the Education Gym and Dillon Hall, and include the six colours of the Pride flag along with stripes of brown and black.
UWindsor president Rob Gordon said the crosswalks provide an important message about the inclusive values that exist on the campus.
“The crosswalks will be complementary to the other important activities that the University has undertaken in recent years to signal its support for the LGBTQ2+ community, including the raising the Pride flag and participating in the city’s annual Pride parade,” said Dr. Gordon. “As a University, we are fully committed to the ongoing journey of becoming an increasingly supportive campus for our students, staff, and faculty.”
Several campus partners worked together to support the cost of installing the crosswalks, including the University of Windsor Students’ Alliance, the Graduate Students Society, and the Office of Human Rights, Equity and Accessibility, all of which made substantial contributions to the project.
Using thermoplastic paint — designed for roadwork — the crosswalks will remain a permanent feature as a symbol of inclusivity and will signal UWindsor’s support for the LGBTQ2+ community for many years to come.