ERIC Number: ED317938
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Lesbians/Gays: Helping a Campus Understand: Looking for New Attitudes.
Geller, William W.
This document describes, in a narrative mode, a simulated public education campaign to stimulate cross-campus awareness of, and dialogue about, attitudes toward homosexuality. The campaign described begins with a letter to incoming freshmen, alerting them to the presence of gay and lesbian students and emphasizing the need for mutual respect and common decency. This is followed, during orientation, by a survey of student attitudes toward homosexuals. Next comes a series of public notices, overhead displays, and a kiosk, providing information and stimulating public debate about homosexual issues, all prepared by a Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual support group. Many examples of student responses, both supportive and hostile, are provided. The campaign culminates with a Declaration of Support, delivered to all students, which called on the university to "promote learning, understanding, and acceptance of others' sexual orientation." Handouts from the simulation are included. (TE)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (72nd, New Orleans, LA, March 14-17, 1990).