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In the Shadow of the Arch [microform] : Safety and Acceptance of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Students at the University of Georgia / Robert J. Hill, JoEllen Childers and Adrian P. Childs
Bib ID 5691697
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Hill, Robert J
Online Versions
Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 2002 
27 p. 

The Campus Climate Research Group at the University of Georgia conducted a survey to explore safety and acceptance issues for lesbian, gay, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) students at the university. The findings are based on 82 questionnaires returned form 223 surveys distributed to the LGBTQ community in fall 2001. The research results indicate that the University's educational mission has yet to be fulfilled for LGBTQ respondents. Findings suggest that the University treats anti-gay behavior as an inevitable fact of life and places the blame on the gay person rather than educating those doing the harassing. Ninety percent of respondents reported hearing anti-gay remarks or jokes, and three of every four respondents knew someone who had been verbally harassed because of sexual orientation. Nearly half of respondents had experienced prejudice, and half of the respondents said they did not feel safe on campus. Undergraduates reported more incidents of anti-gay bias than did graduate students. No student reported positive experiences in regard to leadership, direction, or interventional help at the highest administrative level. Recommendations are made to improve the campus climate for LGBTQ students. These recommendations center on full implementation, publication, and enforcement of the University's antidiscrimination policy and greater responsiveness by the newly created Office of Institutional Diversity. Three appendixes contain a list of institutions that have conducted similar surveys, the University's sexual orientation nondiscrimination policy, and the survey. (Contains 3 tables and 24 references.) (SLD)


ERIC Note: "A report issued by the USA Campus Climate Research Group." Appended questionnaire may not reproduce clearly.

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Bisexuality.  |  College Students.  |  Higher Education.  |  Homosexuality.  |  Peer Acceptance.  |  School Safety.  |  Student Attitudes.  |  Victims of Crime.  |  University of Georgia  |  Transsexuals
Form/genre Reports, Research.  |  Tests/Questionnaires.
Other authors/contributors Childers, JoEllen, author  |  Childs, Adrian P., author  |  Cowie, Gail, author  |  Hatton, Annette, author  |  Lewis, Jamie B., author  |  MacNair, Nancy, author  |  Oswalt, Sara, author  |  Perez, Ruperto M., author  |  Valentine, Thomas, author  |  Georgia Univ., Athens
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