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ERIC Number: ED538759
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Violence Prevention among Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender College Students. Prevention Update
Higher Education Center for Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Violence Prevention
A 2010 report from Campus Pride called "State of Higher Education for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender People" is the most comprehensive national research study of its kind to date. It documents experiences of more than 5,000 students, faculty members, staff members, and administrators who identify as LGBTQQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, and queer) at colleges and universities across the United States. It says that "two decades of limited research suggests that academe has been unwelcoming of LGBT students, faculty members, and staff members." Key findings of the "State of Higher Education" report indicate that "the overwhelming majority of LGBTQQ students, of every race, color and ethnicity, report harassment, isolation and fear on campus. Transmasculine, transfeminine and gender non-conforming students are the most likely to experience overt and blatant oppression and hostility." The report points out that academic communities expend a great deal of effort fostering campus climates that nurture their institutional mission with the understanding that climate has a profound effect on the academic community's ability to excel in teaching, research, and scholarship. Campus climate also influences access and retention, students' academic success and healthy development, as well as faculty and staff productivity. (Contains 4 resources.)
Higher Education Center for Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Violence Prevention. EDC, Inc. 43 Foundry Avenue, Waltham, MA 02453. Tel: 800-676-1730; Fax: 617-928-1537; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools (ED); Education Development Center, Inc.
Authoring Institution: Higher Education Center for Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Violence Prevention (ED)