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Campus Climate Index

General Comments General Comments:

 

 

The LGBT-Friendly Campus Climate Index is a national assessment tool for assisting campuses in improving the environment for people on campus who are LGBT and ultimately shape the educational experience to be more inclusive, welcoming and respectful of LGBT and Ally people. The index is owned and operated by Campus Pride (www.campuspride.org) and was developed  with a team of national LGBT researchers which included  Brett Genny Beernyn, Ph.D, Susan R. Rankin, Ph.D. and Shane L. Windrneyer, M.S. Ed.The advisory board also includes Debbie Bazarsky, M.S. from the Consortium of LGBT Resources in Higher Education and Daryl Herrschaft of the Human Rights Campaign.

 

Your participation in the LGBT-Friendly  Campus Climate Index demonstrates your active interest in LGBT issues and ongoing commitment to LGBT & Ally people. Final percentages  listed in the confidential report correspond to your responses and emphasize specific LGBT components, which are determined to contribute to a more inclusive, welcoming, and respectful LGBT and Ally campus. All eight LGBT-Friendly factors (Sections A-H) receive the same weight in the overall score. The sexual orientation score and the gender identity/expression score deal only with questions specifically referencing sexual orientation and gender identity/expression.

 

Next Steps --What to Do?

The LGBT-Friendly Campus Climate Index provides a benchmarking tool to better understand  policies, programs and practices that impact the quality of life for LGBT & Ally people on campus. The eight LGBT-Friendly factors (Sections A-H) provide a framework for your campus to evaluate your current environment and review recommended  changes as well as a means of measuring future progress. Suggested next steps include:

 

• Review the entire confidential report.

 

• Decide what areas are noteworthy  for your campus in recognizing positive efforts as well as areas for future improvement(s).

 

• Consider how to best utilize the report on your campus.

 

• Share your report with key stakeholders  (administrators, faculty, staff, student leaders, etc.)

who can support and, or serve as change agents

 

• Develop a plan of action in collaboration with key stakeholders based on areas for future improvement (e.g., designate a special task force, develop a formal proposal, change specific policies, ask for funding for specific initiatives).


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• Learn more about your campus community by conducting an internal assessment of attitudes and perceptions toward LGBT people/issues on campus.

 

• Consult with the Campus Pride team of national LGBT researchers and advisory board for further inquiry and analysis.

 

Thank you for your participationin the LGBT-Friendly  Campus Climate Index and for your commitment to LGBT & Ally people in your campus community. Please use the Index as an ongoing measurement tool to improve LGBT campus life and serve as a catalyst for change. Your campus will be invited annually to update your responses as well as respond to new additions in the Summer of 2008. If you have any questions or feedback, please email info@campusclimateindex.org.

 

Recommended Reading(s):

 

Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education. (2006). CAS Professional Standards for Higher Education. http://www.cas.edu.

 

Rankin, S. and Reason, R. (projected, 2008). Campus Climate Assessment & Planning.

Washington, D.C.: ACPA Books and Media.

 

Beemyn, B. and Rankin, S. (projected, 2008). The Lives ofTransgender People. New York, New York: Columbia Press.

 

Rankin, S. (2003). Campus Climate for Sexual Minorities: A National Perspective.

National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Policy Institute: New York: New York.

 

Sanlo, R., Rankin, S., and Shoenberg, R. (2002). Our Place on Campus: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Services and Programs in Higher Education.

Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Company.

 

R. Sanlo (Ed.) (1998) Working with Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual College Students: A Guide for

Administrators and Faculty.

Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Company.

 

Schuh, J. H. & Upcraft, M. L. (2001). Assessment practices in student affairs: An appli cations manual.

San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

 

Subasic, A. and Matheis, C. (projected, 2008). Blueprint for LGBTACenters. Pennsylvania State Univerisity, University  Park.

 

Windmeyer, S.(2006). The Advocate College Guide for LGBT Students.

New York, NY: Alyson Books.

 

PLEASE NOTE:

Every campus receives a free online basic profile after completing the assessment tool. This basic profile highlights the star rankings only (not percentages) and shares select responses with the public. If you do not wish to have your free basic profile, then you must opt out in the Administration Area by clicking the appropriate button. By sharing your basic profile or upgrading to become a premier campus, your college or university will be visible to prospective students and your campus will have

the opportunity to receive contact information from interested students and/or their family members. Your campus may change this response at any time.

 

 

Locale Stats:

 

Region: West

 

City/State: Long Beach I CA

 

General Size & Description:              Large Urban City (Over 500,000+)

 

Campus Basics:


 

 

 

Type of Institution:           Doctoral/Research University Master's College/University Baccalaureate College/University Public/State Institution

 

Size:31,500

 

In-State  Tuition: $2,510.00

 

Out-of-State Tuition: $6,974.00

 

 

Overall Campus Climate Score: 48% equals 2.5 of 5 Stars

Recommendation(s):

 

2.5 STARS-- Your campus received 2.5 Stars! Your overall campus climate index score is based on all the responses to your completed assessment from the LGBT-Friendly  Campus Climate Index. The purpose of this overall score is to provide your campus with a measure of progress and to examine key areas where you can improve your campus climate. Look closely at your responses and consider necessary actions for the future.

 

Due to your overall rating of 2.5 Stars, it is recommended that your campus prioritize areas of improvement through a realistic action plan based on the needs of your LGBT & Ally community. It is further recommended that you pay particular attention to making this commitment visible and encouraging support from campus administrators as well as other members of the campus community. In addition, Campus Pride encourages all campuses to continue monitoring the quality of LGBT life by listening and responding to the needs of your LGBT population as well as conducting regular assessments of attitudes and perceptions  of the campus community toward LGBT people. Use this report as a way to continue building support and to further examine what you can do to implement positive change over the next year.

 

Recommended Reading(s):

 

Rankin, S. (2006). LGBTQAStudents on Campus: Is Higher Education Making the Grade?

Journal of Gay and Lesbian Issues in Education, 3(2/3): 111-117.

 

Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education. (2006). CAS Professional  Standards for Higher Education. http://www.cas.edu.

 

 

Sexual Orientation Score: 45% equals 2.5 of 5 Stars

Recommendation(s):

 

2.5 STARS-- Your campus received 2.5 Stars! Your sexual orientation score is based on responses to questions in the LGBT-Friendly  Campus Climate Index which expressly use the words "lesbian, gay, bisexual" and, or "sexual orientation." Campus Pride recommends your campus examine its

commitment to lesbian, gay, bisexual people and find ways to visibly include issues of sexual orientation in your framework for diversity.

 

Recommended Reading(s):

 

Rankin, S. (2004). Campus Climate for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender People.

The Diversity Factor, 12(1):1-3

 

Rankin, S. (2007). Campus Climate for Sexual Minority Students: Challenges and Best Practices, In J. Jackson & M. Terrell (Eds.), Toward Administrative Reawakening: Creating and Maintaining Safe College  Campuses.

Herndon, Virginia: Stylus Publications.

 

 

Gender Identity I Expression Score: 42% equals 2.5 of 5 Stars

Recommendation(s):


 

 

 

2.5 STARS--  Your campus received 2.5 Stars! The gender identity/expression score is based on responses to questions in the LGBT-Friendly  Campus Climate Index which expressly use the words "transgender, transsexual" and, or "gender identity/expression." Campus Pride encourages  your campus to compare its gender identity/expression score with the sexual orientation score. Campus Pride recommends your campus strengthen its LGBT commitment by enacting more trans-inclusive programs and services.

 

Recommended Reading(s):

 

Beemyn, B. (2006).10 Recommendations to Improve Trans Inclusiveness on Campus. In S. Windmeyer, The Advocate College Guide for LGBT Students.

New York, NY: Alyson Books.

 

Lev, A.I. (2007). Transgender emergence: Therapeutic guidelines for working with gender-variant people and their families.

New York: The Haworth Clinical Practice Press.

 

Roen, K. (2001). Transgender theory and embodiment: the risk of racial marginalization. Journalof Gender Studies, 10, 253-263.

 

 

 

LGBT-Friendly Campus Climate Index

Assessment Results with Recommendation(s)

 

LGBT Policy Inclusion Section A Recommendation(s):

 

4 STARS-- Your campus received 4 Stars! The score is based on responses to questions in the LGBT-Friendly Campus Climate Index for "LGBT Policy Inclusion." Policies are usually the first place where campuses consider changes to be more inclusive of LGBT people. Campus Pride congratulates your campus on having affirming

LGBT policies and encourages further examination of the needs of your LGBT community

based on your responses. Campus Pride advocates that campuses have equitable

treatment of sexual orientation and gender identity/expression issues within policies.          77%


Recommended Reading(s):

 

Rankin, S. (2003). Campus Climate for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender People: A Legal Perspective. Focus on Law Studies. Fall2003, Volume XIX, Number 1.

 

Rankin, S. (2006). LGBTQAStudents on Campus: Is Higher Education Making the

Grade?

Journal of Gay and Lesbian Issues in Education, 3(2/3): 111-117.

 

Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals FAQS Page. "Policies/Procedures" Sept. 2007. Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals. http://www.LGBTcampus.org/faq/index.html.

 

 

1. Does your campus prohibit discrimination based    Yes on sexual orientation by including the words "sexual orientation" in its primary non-discrimination

statement or EqualEmployment Opportunity policy?

 

 

 

2. Does your campus include sexual orientation in       Yes public written statements about diversity and multiculturalism?


equals

4 Stars


 

 

 

 

3. Does your campus prohibit discrimination based      Yes

on gender identity or gender expression by

including the words "gender identity" or "gender identity or expression" in its primary

non-discrimination statement or Equal Employment

Opportunity policy?

 

 

4. Does your campus include gender                              Yes

identity/expression in public written statements about diversity and multiculturalism?

 

 

5. Does your campus offer health insurance                  Yes

coverage to employees' same-sex partners?

 

 

 

5a. If Yes, does your campus "gross up" wages for         No

employees who enroll for same-sex partner health benefits to cover the added tax burden from the imputed value of the benefit that appears as income for the employee?

 

 

 

6. What other benefits does your campus offer equally to both opposite-sex spouses of employees as well as same-sex partners of employees? Please indicate your response accurately on what your campus offers.

 

 


Benefits

 

 

 

A. Dental

 

B. Vision

 

C. Spouse I partner's dependant medical coverage

 

D. Sick or bereavement leave

 

E. Supplemental life insurance for the spouse I

partner

 

F. Relocation / travel assistance

 

G. Tuition remission for spouse I partner I

dependents

 

H. Survivor benefits for the spouse I partner in the event of employee's death

 

I. Retiree health care benefits

 

J . Employee discounts

 

K. Use of campus facilities I privileges for spouse I partner I family


Offered to                            Offered to

Opposite-Sex Spouses                 Same-Sex

Partners Yes         Yes Yes          Yes

Yes                             Yes

 

 

Yes                            Yes

 

Yes                             Yes

 

 

Yes                            Yes

 

Yes                            Yes

 

 

Yes                            Yes

 

 

Yes                            Yes No No Yes            Yes


 

 

 


L. Child-care services for spouse I partner I

family


Yes          Yes


 

 

 

 

7. Does your campus include LGBT issues and concerns and, or representations of LGBT people  in the following:

 

 

 

a. Grievance procedures                                                    No b.Housing guidelines                                                Yes c. Admission application materials                        No d.Health care forms                                                                                               Yes e. Alumnae materials/publications                                        No

 

 

8.Does your campus have inclusive methods for transgender students to self-identify their gender identity/expression on standard forms for the following:

 

 

 

a.Application for Admission                                                No b. Application/Designation for Housing                                                                                               Yes c. Student Health Forms                                                      No

Your Campus  Remarks

Bathrooms assigned  to disclosed gender.

 

 

 


9.Does your campus have an accessible, simple process for students to change their name and gender identity on university records and documents?


Yes


 

 

 

LGBT Support & Institutional Commitment

Section B

Recommendation(s):

 


1.5 STARS -- Your campus received 1.5 Stars! The score is based on responses  to questions in the LGBT-Friendly Campus Climate Index for "LGBT Support & Institutional Commitment." Your score indicates that the campus lacks commitment and institutional support for LGBT & Ally people. A common mistake is that some campuses rely too heavily on LGBT & Ally student leaders and, or staff/faculty who volunteer time to provide necessary  education on sexual orientation and gender/identity expression issues. If such leadership waivers from year to year, the campus commitment can suffer, be absent or negligible  at best. Campus Pride recommends your campus place importance on having a visible,

ongoing LGBT commitment and institutional support mechanisms for LGBT

& Ally people. Such improvements will not only benefit LGBT & Ally people but also work to fulfill the academic mission of preparing students for a

diverse workforce and society.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

20%

equals

1.5 Stars


 

Recommended Reading(s):

 

Rankin, S. (2007). Campus Climate for Sexual Minority Students: Challenges and Best Practices, In J. Jackson & M. Terrell (Eds.), Toward Administrative Reawakening: Creating  and Maintaining Safe College Campuses.

Herndon, Virginia: Stylus Publications.

 

Consortium of Higher Education  LGBT Resource Professionals FAQS Page. Sept. 2007.

Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource  Professionals.

http://www.LGBTcampus.org/faq/index.html.

 

 

 

1. Does your campus have a full-time                      No

professional staff member who is employed to support LGBT students and increase campus awareness of LGBT concerns/issues as 50% or more of the individual's job description?

 

 

 

1a. If No, does your campus have at least one graduate staff person who is employed to support LGBT students and increase  campus awareness  of LGBT concerns/issues as 50% or more of the individual's job description?

 

 


2. Does your campus have an LGBT concerns office or an LGBT student resource center

(i.e. an institutionally  funded space specifically

for LGBT, gender and sexuality education and/or support services)?


Yes


 

 

 

Name: LGBT Resource Center

 
2a. If Yes, please list the following informalion and skip to question 3.

Address 1: 1250 Bellflower Blvd.

Address 2: F04

City: Long Beach


 

 

 

 

State: CA Zip: 90815

Year Established: 1989

Phone: 562-985-4585

Website: www.csulblLGBT

Email: LGBTrc@csulb.edu

 

 

 


3. Does your campus have a Safe Zone, Safe Space and, or Ally program (i.e. an ongoing network of visible people on campus who identify openly as allies/advocates for LGBT people and concerns)?

 

 

 

4. Does your campus have a standing advisory committee that deals with LGBT issues similar to other standing committees on ethnic minority/multicultural issues that

advises the administration on constituent

group issues and concerns?


No

 

Your Campus Remarks

Inactive, but have in the past.

 

 

 

No


 

 

5. Do senior administrators (e.g. chancellor,         No

president, vice-president, academic deans) actively demonstrate inclusive  use of the words "sexual orientation" and/ or "lesbian, gay, bisexual" when discussing community, multicultural and/or diversity issues on campus?

 

 

6. Do senior administrators (e.g. chancellor,       No

president, vice-president, academic deans) actively demonstrate inclusive use of the words "gender identity/expression" and/or "transgender" when discussing community, multicultural and/or diversity issues on campus?

 

 

7. Does your campus have a LGBT alumni            No

group within the existing alumni organization?

 

 

 

8. Does your campus provide gender-                                                                                  No neutral/single occupancy restroom facilities in administrative and academic buildings?

 

 


LGBT Academic Life Section C Recommendation(s):

 

3.5 STARS-- Your campus received 3.5 Stars! The score is based on responses to questions in the LGBT-Friendly Campus Climate Index for "LGBT Academic Life." All


 

62%

equals

3.5 Stars


 

 

 

students have the right to a safe, welcoming and respectful classroom setting. Such an academic environment should support the individual learning outcomes of every student, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression. Your score warrants more attention to consider ways to make the classroom experience more inclusive and LGBT-Friendly. Campus Pride also recommends further attention in LGBT training for faculty and fostering open LGBT dialogue in the academic setting.

 

Recommended Reading(s):

 

Chestnut, S. & Nichols, A. (2006). 10 Academic Strategies for a More Inclusive Classroom. In S. Windmeyer, The Advocate College Guide for LGBT Students. New York, NY: Alyson Books.

 

Chestnut, S. (1998). Queering the Curriculum or What's Walt Whitman Got to Do with It? In R. Sanlo (Ed), Working with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual,  and Transgender College Students: A Handbook for Faculty and Administrators.

Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press.

 

 

 


1. Does your campus have LGBT-specific courses offered through various academic

departments and programs?


Yes


 

 

 


2. Does your campus have a LGBT studies program that offers a one or a combination of the following:


No

 

If so, Name  of Degree Major: Yes

If so, Name  of Academic Minor: No

If so, Name  of Academic Concentration: No

If so, Name of Academi c Certificate:


 

 

3.Does your campus integrate LGBT issues into      Yes

existing courses when appropriate?

 

 

 

4. Does your campus have a significant number                                                                                        Yes of LGB-inclusive books and periodicals  on sexual orientation topics in the campus library/libraries?

 

 

 

5. Does your campus have a significant number        Yes

of transgender-inclusive books and periodicals on gender identity/expression topics in the campus library/libraries?

 

 

6. Does your campus include sexual orientation                                                                                       No issues in new faculty/staff  programs and training opportunities?


 

 

 

 

 

7.Does your campus include gender                          No

identity/expression issues in new faculty/staff programs and training opportunities?

 

 

LGBT Student Life

Section 0

Recommendation(s):

 

5 STARS -- Your campus received the highest marks! The score is based on responses to questions in the LGBT-Friendly Campus Climate Index for "LGBT Student Life." One important aspect to having a welcoming, LGBT-Friendly  campus is having diverse educational and social opportunities outside the classroom to offer LGBT & Ally students. Campus Pride commends your campus on its LGBT student involvement opportunities and specific outreach to different communities. We encourage your

94%

 
campus to continue LGBT efforts which value and support a diverse LGBT & Ally community (students of color, people of religious faith/spirituality, persons with

disabilities, etc.)

equals


Recommended Reading(s):

 

Domingue, A & Dean, G. A (2006). Suggestions for LGBT Students of Color. In S. Windmeyer, The Advocate College Guide for LGBT Students.

New York, NY: Alyson Books.

 

Young Hyatt, R (2006). 10 Steps to Planning LGBT Events. InS. ll\lindmeyer, The

Advocate College Guide for LGBT Students. New York, NY: Alyson Books.

 

Rankin, et. a/ (2007). Experiences of LGBT People in the Fraternities  & Sororities: From 1960 to 2007. Lambda 10 Project.


5 Stars


 

 

 


1.Does your campus regularly offer activities and events to increase awareness of the experiences and concerns of lesbians, gay men, and bisexuals?


Yes

 

Your Campus Remarks

Students organize campus LGBT events. They are held infrequently  and sporadically with

minimal resources.


 

 

 


2. Does your campus regularly  offer activities and events to increase awareness  of the experiences and concerns of transgender people?


Yes

 

Your Campus Remarks

Students organize campus LGBT events. They are held infrequently and sporadically with

minimal  resources.


 

 

 

Yes

 
3.Does your campus regularly  hold social events specifically for LGBT students?

 

Your Campus Remarks

Students organize campus LGBT events. They are held infrequently and sporadically with minimal resources.


 

 

 

 


4. Does your campus have a college/university­ recognized organization for LGBT students and allies?


Yes


 

 

5. Does your campus have any student                         No

organizations that primarily serve the needs of

underrepresented and/or multicultural LGBT populations (e.g. LGBT Latinos/Latinas, international LGBT students, LGBT students with disabilities)?

 

 


6. Does your campus have any student organizations that primarily serve the social and/or recreational needs of LGBT students (e.g. gay social fraternity, lesbian volleyball club, gay coed lacrosse club)?


Yes

 

Your Campus Remarks

Fraternity only.


 

 

No

 
7. Does your campus have any academically­ focused LGBT student organizations (e.g. LGBT Medical Association, LGBT Public Relations Organization, Out Lawyers Association)?

 

 

8. Does your campus have any student                        No

organizations that primarily serve the

religious/spiritual needs of LGBT students (e.g. Unity Fellowship for Students, Gays for Christ, LGBT Muslims)?

 

 

LGBT Housing & Residence Life

Section E

Recommendation(s):

 


1.5 STARS -- Your campus received 1.5 Stars! The score is based on responses to questions in the LGBT-Friendly Campus Climate Index for "LGBT Housing & Residence Life." When students feel comfortable in their home and welcome on campus, they are more likely to succeed academically  and in other aspects of their college life. The concern for safety and security is particularly  an issue for LGBT students in campus housing and residence life. Your score illustrates that the campus lacks basic needs for LGBT and Ally students in housing and residence  life. Campus Pride recommends your campus improve and evaluate housing options and inclusive LGBT policies. Specific attention should be paid to the development of trans-sensitive housing accommodations and equitable policies to support LGBT people.

 

Recommended Reading(s):

 

Robinson, M.W. (1998). The Residence  Hall: A Home Away From Home. In R. Sanlo (Ed), Working with Lesbian,  Gay; Bisexual,  and Transgender College Students: A Handbook for Faculty and Administrators.

Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press.

 

Williarnsen-Garvey, K. & Wisener, S. (2006). 8 Steps to Improve Campus Housing for LGBT Students. In S. Windmeyer, The Advocate College Guide for LGBT Students. New York, NY: Alyson Books.


 

 

 

 

 

 

28%

equals

1.5

Stars


 

 

 

 


1. Does your campus offer LGBT students a way to be matched with a LGBT-friendly roommate in applying for campus housing?

 

 

 

 

2. Does your campus enable transgender students to be housed in keeping with their gender identity/expression?

 

 

 

3.Does your campus provide a LGBT theme housing option or a LGBT//>Jiy living-learning community program?

 

 

 

4. Does your campus offer students with

non-student same-sex partners the opportunity  to live together in family housing equally to those married opposite-sex couples in the same situation?

 

 

 

5. Does your campus allow residence life staff with same-sex partners who are not affiliated with the college/university  to live together in a residence hall on an equal basis with married opposite-sex couples?

 

 

 

6. Does your campus offer gender-neutral/single occupancy  restrooms in campus housing?

 

 

 

7. Does your campus offer individual showers in campus housing to protect the privacy of transgender students?

 

 

 

8. Does your campus provide on-going training on LGBT issues and concerns for residence  life professional and student staff at all levels?


No

 

Your Campus Remarks

Not formally.

 

 

 

Yes

 

 

 

 

 

No

 

 

 

 

No

 

Your Campus Remarks

We do not offer family  housing.

 

 

 

No

 

Your Campus Remarks

We do not offer family housing.

 

 

 

No

 

 

 

No

 

 

 

 

 

Yes

 

Your Campus Remarks

Limited.


 

 


LGBT Campus Safety Section F Recommendation(s):

 

1 STAR -- Your campus received 1 Star! The score is based on responses to questionsin the LGBT-Friendly Campus Climate Index for "LGBT Campus Safety." Your score shows that the campus is not meeting the needs of LGBT people to address basic safety concerns. Campus Pride encourages your campus to build and maintain a positive, visible relationship between campus safety and the LGBT campus community. PJI students

require a campus climate unobstructed by harassment, violence and other negative

behaviors. There is a long history of distrust and fear from LGBT people toward law


 

 

 

4%

equals

1 Star


 

 

 

enforcement. Campus Pride recommends campus safety develop an LGBT outreach plan and specific training to support LGBT people and other marginalized communities.

 

Recommended Reading{s):

 

Rankin, S. (2007). Campus climate for sexual minorities. In L. Badgett and J. Frank (Eds.),

Sexual Orientation Discrimination: An International Perspective. New York, New York: Routledge Press

 

Rankin, S. (2007). Campus Climate for Sexual Minority Students: Chall enges and Best Practices,  In J. Jackson & M. Terrell (Eds.), Toward Administrative Reawakening: Creating  and Maintaining Safe College Campuses.

Herndon, Virginia: Stylus Publications.

 

Trekell, E. (2006). 7 Ways for Campus Safety to Support LGBT Students. In S. Windmeyer, The Advocate College Guide for LGBT Students.

New York, NY: Alyson Books.

 

 

1. Does your campus have a clear and visible                No

procedure for reporting LGBT-related bias incidents

and hate crimes?

 

 

 

2. Does your campus have a bias incident  and hate crime reporting system for LGBT concerns that includes the following:

 

 

 

a.Bias Incident Team                                                            No

 

 

 

b. Methods for supporting the victim                                  No

 

 

 

c.Outreach for prevention of future                                    No

 

 

 


d. Protocol for reporting hate crimes and bias incidents


Yes


 

 

 

No

 
3.Does your campus public safety office do outreach to LGBT people and meet with LGBT student leaders/organizations?

 

 


4. Does your campus provide training for public safety officers on sexual orientation issues and concerns and/or anti-gay violence?


No

 

Your Campus Remarks

Have in the past.


 

 

 

No

 
5. Does your campus provide  training for public safety officers on gender identity/expression issues


 

 

 

and concerns and/or anti-transgender violence?

 

 

LGBT Counseling & Health Section  G Recommendation(s):


 

5 STARS-- Your campus received the highest marks! The score is based on responses  to questions in the LGBT-Friendly  Campus Climate Index for "LGBT Counseling  & Health." LGBT students face unique challenges related to emotional and physical health care concerns. Campuses must be equipped  to deal with these specific LGBT issues with appropriate counseling and health services. Your score recognizes  your high level of understanding for addressing LGBT emotionaland physical health needs. Campus Pride encourages ongoing examination of LGBT counseling and health concerns, particularly the emotional and physical concerns  of students coming out and transgender populations.

 

Recommended Reading(s):

 

Beemyn, B. (2003). Serving the Needs of Transgender  College Students.

Journal of Gay and Lesbian Issues in Education , 1(1), 33-50.

 

Bieschke, K.J., Perez, R. M., & DeBord, K. A (Eds.) (2007).

Handbook of Counseling and Psychotherapy with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and

Transgender Clients (2nd ed.).

American Psychological Association: Washington DC.

 

Chollar, R. (2006). 10 Physical and Emotional Health Concerns of LGBT Students. In S. Windmeyer, The Advocate College Guide for LGBT Students.

New York, NY: Alyson Books.

 

 

 

1. Does your campus offer support groups for LGBT    Yes

individuals in the process of coming out and for other LGBT issues/concerns?

 

 

2. Does your campus offer individualcounseling for       Yes students that is sensitive and affirming for LGBT issues/concerns?

 

 

3. Does your campus provide  training for health-          Yes

center staff to increase their sensitivity to the special health care needs of LGBT individuals?

 

 

4. Does your campus actively distribute condoms         Yes

and LGBT-inclusive information on HIV/STD/STI

services and resources?


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

90%

equals

5

Stars


 

 

 

5. Does your campus enable transitioning                        No

transsexual students to have their hormone

replacement therapy covered  by insurance?

 

 


LGBT Recruitment & Retention Efforts

Section H

Recommendation(s):


8%

equals

1 Star


 

 

 

 

1 STAR-- Your campus received 1 Star! The score is based on responses to questions in the LGBT-Friendly Campus Climate Index for "LGBT Recruitment and Retention Efforts." The first generation of out LGBT students are now making their way to campus.These out students are looking for campuses that are not only LGBT-Friendly but who also actively recruit and retain LGBT people as an important component to the campus community. Your score demonstrates that the campus is not meeting the recruitment and retention needs of LGBT people. Campus Pride recommends growth in this area -- specifically by developing outreach and retention programs that target LGBT & Ally communities (e.g., LGBT & Ally scholarships, LGBT mentorship program, LGBT & Ally graduation commemoration, attending LGBT admission fairs).

 

Recommended Reading(s):

 

Dougharty, W. (2006). Reaching Out to LGBT Youth through College Admissions. InS. Windmeyer, The Advocate College Guide for LGBT Students.

New York, NY: Alyson Books.

 

Sanlo, R (2005). Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual College Students: Risk, Resiliency, and

Retention, Journal of College  Student Retention, 6, (1), 97-110.

 

 

 

1. Does your campus actively seek to recruit and          No

retain LGBT students, similar to other targeted populations (e.g. ethnic/multicultural students, athletes, international students)?

 

 

2. Does your campus have any scholarships                 No

specifically for LGBT students and LGBT allies?

 

 

 

3. Does your campus include sexual orientation             No

issues in new student orientation programs?

 

 

 

4. Does your campusinclude gender                                                                                             No identity/expression issues in new student orientation programs?

 

 

5. Does your campus have a Lavender or Rainbow      Yes

Graduation (i.e. a special graduation ceremony/events for LGBT students and allies)?

 

 

6. Does your campus have a LGBT mentoring                                                                                             No program to welcome and assist LGBT students in transitioning to academic and college life?

 

 

7. Does your campus participate in an LGBT                    No

admissions fair to do outreach to prospective LGBT

college students?


 

 

 

 


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