Assessing LGBTQ Campus Climate and Creating Change
Journal of Homosexuality
Yost and Gilmore report the findings of a climate study of a liberal arts college in Pennsylvania. This climate assessment was comprehensive in content (heterosexual and cisgender individuals' attitudes, and LGBTQ individuals' experiences), participants (faculty, staff, and students), and methodology (qualitative and quantitative). They found low levels of sexual prejudice and generally positive perceptions of the campus, but positive attitudes were more strongly endorsed by heterosexual and cisgender than LGBTQ participants. The authors consider the impact of these perceptions on LGBTQ students' co-curricular involvement and discuss the institutional changes that are underway as a result of their study.
Yost, Megan R., and Stephanie Gilmore. "Assessing LGBTQ Campus Climate and Creating Change." Journal of Homosexuality 58, no. 9 (2011): 1330-1354.