As the university Assistant Registrar I used to make several trips a year to Anoka-Ramsey Community College, to provide information about our 4-year bachelors program, and assist students who wanted to transfer. Since A-R is a 2-year associate degree college it wasn't considered "poaching" students and their school admin permitted me to be there, doing presentations and counseling, sort of a 1-university college fair. It's located right in the heart of this community mentioned in the letter.
Back in 2000 I had been warned by our Enrollment Services that this was a very homophobic area, a fairly new and largely Republican bedroom suburb north of Minneapolis. So I was on my best straight behavior. I was totally out elsewhere, but here I represented our university, and I couldn't jeopardize that mission for personal motives and be barred from their campus.
Nevertheless among the students I counseled were a few whom I thought might be "family." In mentioning all our university's features I'd list some of the student organizations, always including the 10% Society (for GLBT). And indeed, that did cause some eager interest on the part of some students, who even told me they had nothing like that at Anoka-Ramsey.
Ever cautious, I don't think I told any of them that I was in fact one of the 2 advisors to our 10% Society, lest that get back to the A-R staff. But I did honestly tell them that our campus was very liberal and open, and that gays were out and safe. From what those students told me, a far cry from what they experienced there.
Personal note: I loved going to A-R, part of a week-long swing I'd make to other junior colleges in the Twin Cities area. I'd stay at a hotel in Mpls, going out gay clubbing every night. One trip I even brought my own guy along, and we danced at the Saloon on Hennepin Ave. until the early hours. It amuses me to think those uptight A-R administrators didn't guess I was fucking guys by night while I was counseling their students by day.