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ERIC Number: EJ899290
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 14
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0010-0889
Pride on the Other Side: The Emergence of LGBT Web Sites for Prospective Students
Mathis, Daniel; Tremblay, Christopher
College and University, v86 n1 p45-50 Sum 2010
For several decades, colleges have maintained an LGBT Web presence for currently enrolled students. These Web sites inform students about resources, services, events, and staff . They serve as a way to communicate a school's inclusivity and commitment to the LGBT population. Only recently have Web sites specifically targeted for the prospective student LGBT population appeared. Some colleges and universities provide limited information for prospective LGBT students on their LGBT resource centers' Web sites while others provide it on their admissions Web sites. A Google search reveals only a small number of such easily identifiable Web sites. As acceptance of differing sexual orientations has evolved, colleges have responded by expanding their outreach and direct recruitment of the LGBT population. Schools demonstrate varying levels of integration, for example, by connecting the admissions office with the LGBT resource center and vice versa. According to Einhaus, Viento, and Croteau, "By collaborating with the LBGT student services office, information regarding the college can be more effectively communicated to students." (Contains 1 figure and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A