Working with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender College Students: A Handbook for Faculty and Administrators

Working with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender College Students: A Handbook for Faculty and Administrators

by Ronni L. Sanlo, Greenwood Press
     
 

ISBN-10: 0313302278

ISBN-13: 9780313302275

Pub. Date: 05/30/1998

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

This handbook is intended for faculty and administrators who wish to create a welcoming and safe environment for all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students on our campuses. It will help readers, even those who may struggle personally with understanding non-heterosexual identities, gain a clearer understanding of the important issues facing these students.

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Overview

This handbook is intended for faculty and administrators who wish to create a welcoming and safe environment for all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students on our campuses. It will help readers, even those who may struggle personally with understanding non-heterosexual identities, gain a clearer understanding of the important issues facing these students. While some students arrive on campus with full clarity about their sexual identities, others may just be discovering their orientations while in our institutions. It is difficult to provide the attention LGBT students need if we do not understand the crises affecting them or how to address them. Each chapter analyzes specific issues affecting these students and offers recommendations or suggestions for change. Some of the areas discussed include: identity development theories, residence halls, career planning, health and counseling centers, HIV/AIDS, and student leadership and organizational development. Non-heterosexual faculty and staff may also find this work useful as they attempt to discover themselves in academic and educational literature.

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students are on our campuses. They are either discovering their orientations while in our institutions or arriving with full clarity about their sexual identities. It is difficult to provide the attention these students need if we do not understand the issues or how to address them. This handbook is a guide to providing services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students. It is for all faculty and administrators, especially those who may struggle personally with understanding non-heterosexual identities, who wish to create a safe and welcoming environment for all students. Non-heterosexual faculty and staff may also find this work useful as they attempt to discover themselves in academic and educational literature.

Each section presents an area in which questions usually arise. Chapters within the sections dissect specific issues and, where appropriate, offer recommendations for change. Some of those areas include: identity development theories; residence halls; career planning; health and counseling centers; HIV/AIDS; students with disabilities; same-sex dating and domestic violence; athletics; fraternities; student leadership; speakers' bureaus and safe zone programs; commuter schools and church-related institutions; and Internet resources.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313302275
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
05/30/1998
Series:
Greenwood Educators' Reference Collection Series
Pages:
482
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 1.06(d)
Lexile:
1410L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Tables
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Pt. ILesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Students: Who Are They and What Do They Need?
1Sexual Identity Development: The Importance of Target or Dominant Group Membership3
2Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Identity and Student Development Theory13
3Making Meaning: Providing Tools for an Integrated Identity23
4The People in Between: Understanding the Needs of Bisexual Students31
5Transgender Students on Our Campuses37
Pt. IISpecial People/Special Places
6A Far Better Place: Institutions as Allies47
7The Residence Hall: A Home Away from Home53
8Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Issues within the Greek Community67
9Coming Out/Coming Home: Black Gay Men on Campus79
10Negotiating the Subtle Dance: Unique Challenges Confronting Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Graduate Students87
11Establishing a Visible Presence on Campus95
12Out in the Stacks: Opening Academic Library Collections to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Students105
13Staying Connected: LGBT Alumni Groups115
Pt. IIICareer Planning and Advising
14Addressing the Career Needs of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender College Students123
15Becoming an LGBT Affirmative Career Adviser: Guidelines for Faculty, Staff, and Administrators135
Pt. IVLesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health Issues on Campus
16Effective and Humane Campus Health and Counseling Services147
17Coming Out in the Age of AIDS: HIV Prevention on Campus159
18Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Students with Disabilities: Implications for Faculty and Staff171
19Transitioning on Campus: A Case Studies Approach179
20Campus Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Centers: Addressing Same-Sex Dating Violence187
Pt. VLesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues in Athletics
21Creating Safe Space in College Athletics193
22Heterosexism and the Lesbian Label in Women's Intercollegiate Athletics203
23Athletics and Gay Male Identity: The Loneliness of the Long-distance Runner213
Pt. VIThe Faculty and the Classroom
24Queering the Curriculum or What's Walt Whitman Got to Do with It?221
25Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Students in the College Classroom231
26Homophobia in the Scholarly Climate: Campus Attitudes toward Women's Studies Students239
27Faculty and Staff Mentors for LGBT Students: Key Responsibilities and Requirements245
28"Do We Have to Call It That?!" Planning, Implementing, and Teaching an LGBT Course255
Pt. VIIAdministration and Policy
29Bending Toward Justice: Examining and Dismantling Heterosexism on College and University Campuses267
30The Campus Climate Report: Assessment and Intervention Strategies277
31Extending Benefits for Students' Domestic Partners285
32A Giant Step Toward Equality: Domestic Partner Benefits293
Pt. VIIILesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Student Leadership and Organizations
33Leadership Development for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender College Students307
34Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Student Organizations: An Overview321
35The Life Cycle of Campus LGBT Organizations: Finding Ways to Sustain Involvement and Effectiveness329
36Advising Student Organizations: Opportunities for Student Development339
Pt. IXPrograms and Possibilities
37Sexual Orientation Speakers Bureaus351
38Creating a Safe Zone Project at a Small Private College: How Hate Galvanized a Community363
Pt. XUnique Institutions
39An Oasis: The LGBT Student Group on a Commuter Campus373
40Exploring Sexual Orientation Issues at Colleges and Universities with Religious Affiliations383
Pt. XITechnology and the Lavender Web
41Technology: A Potential Ally for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Students395
42The Lavender Web: LGBT Resources on the Internet403
Glossary413
References417
Index445
About the Editor and Contributors453

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