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ERIC Number: EJ1011703
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
ISSN: ISSN-0734-6670
Remembering the "T" in LGBT: Recruiting and Supporting Transgender Students
Newhouse, Maria R.
Journal of College Admission, n220 p22-27 Sum 2013
It is exceedingly important for student affairs professionals to have an understanding of the types of students living, working and learning on our campuses in order to strategically enhance their experiences. One group on college campuses that is often overlooked is the transgender population of students; the lack of focus on the "T" in LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) comes, in part, because working with this group of students requires that professionals truly begin to understand some of the complicated gender constructions we often take for granted. This population of students is coming out and being open about their gender identity at the average age of 16, just as they begin to search for potential colleges and universities (Almeida-Neveu, 2010). The initial contact they have with universities, especially with admission and recruitment representatives, sets the tone for their college years.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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