Graduate Research Papers


Open Access Graduate Research Paper


Gay college students; Homosexuality and education;


A review of the literature indicates that gay, lesbian, and bisexual students do not experience a positive campus climate while in college. Rather, statistics reveal that these students frequently contend with negative attitudes of others, discrimination, harassment, violence, rejection, isolation, and a lack of role models. This paper will attempt to define what the campus climate is currently like for gay, lesbian, and bisexual students and discuss strategies for promoting a positive campus climate. strategies for improving the campus climate include: comprehensively assessing campus climate; creating and supporting policies which are inclusive of sexual orientation; educating the campus community regarding homosexuality and bisexuality; providing resources on gay, lesbian, and bisexual issues; having gays, lesbians, and bisexuals represented in college and university faculty, staff, and administration; and becoming an ally with gays, lesbians, and bisexuals.

Year of Submission



Department of Educational Administration and Counseling

First Advisor

Michael D. Waggoner

Date Original


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