ERIC Number: EJ1106137
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Improving the Climate for LGBTQ Students at an Historically Black University
Lewis, Marilyn W.; Ericksen, Kirsten S.
Journal of LGBT Youth, v13 n3 p249-269 2016
African American lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) students attending an Historically Black College or University (HBCU) may experience bullying. Using snowball sampling, the authors recruited six LGBTQ students for a focus group to learn how they perceived their HBCU campus atmosphere toward LGBTQ students. Thirty faculty members, with unknown sexual orientation, were recruited through e-mail. All groups reported bullying but that the LGBTQ student activity group had improved the atmosphere during the past several years and that faculty needed sensitivity training and administration should take the lead. A curriculum is introduced to provide training to faculty and students to increase support of LGBTQ students.
Descriptors: Black Colleges, College Environment, Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity, African American Students, Bullying, Focus Groups, Student Attitudes, College Faculty, College Students, Grounded Theory
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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