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LGBTQ Students, Faculty & the American Community College: Campus Climate & Student Perceptions

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dc.contributor.advisor Lewis, Rachel
dc.contributor.author Suarez, Victoria A
dc.creator Suarez, Victoria A
dc.date 2015-05-14
dc.date.accessioned 2017-01-27T17:46:38Z
dc.date.available 2017-01-27T17:46:38Z
dc.date.issued 2017-01-27
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/1920/10530
dc.description.abstract Judith Baker first drew national attention to the dearth of available information concerning Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning (LGBTQ) students at Community and Junior Colleges in a 1991 landmark article, however, since that time, fewer than 20 articles have been authored on the subject. In the fall of 2014, an LGBTQ Campus Climate Survey was administered to a group of 51 students at a mid-Atlantic community college campus. Students shared their perceptions and experiences concerning LGBTQ rights and campus inclusion. The thesis examined relationships between 1) immediate family beliefs and students’ current actions and perceptions, 2) gender identity and sexual identity and the perception of inclusion, and 3) the stated prevalence of anti-LGBTQ sentiment and peer beliefs. Community college students in 2014 report a safer, more inclusive environment in which LGBTQ students and staff are visible and valued.
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject LGBTQ en_US
dc.subject campus climate en_US
dc.subject community college en_US
dc.subject harassment en_US
dc.title LGBTQ Students, Faculty & the American Community College: Campus Climate & Student Perceptions en_US
thesis.degree.name Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies en_US
thesis.degree.level master's en_US
thesis.degree.discipline Interdisciplinary Studies en_US
thesis.degree.grantor George Mason University en_US


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