Presentation Title

Why is Placing Happiness in the hands of LGBTQ Students Alone Not Enough? (A Qualitative Research on Why it is Crucial to Create A More Inclusive Campus Climate)

Faculty Mentor

Dr. Kurisu

Start Date

23-11-2019 9:15 AM

End Date

23-11-2019 9:30 AM

Location

Markstein 211

Session

oral 1

Type of Presentation

Oral Talk

Subject Area

behavioral_social_sciences

Abstract

The experiences of LGBTQ students are not often times talked about on college campuses. National holiday’s and school events are not enough to teach students, faculty, and staff the issues these students go through. There needs to be more campus wide education on the gender identity and sexuality of the LGBTQ community in order to have a better awareness on the community. This research was carried out by interviewing students at CSUSM who a part of the LGBTQ community to understand what changes are necessary to create an inclusive environment so that college campuses can help push for a spread of awareness on social issues LGBTQ identified students experience. Students apart of this marginalized group experience discomfort off campus but also on campus. It is the job of schools to help create a campus wide brave space. Campus climate can affect LGBTQ students’ mental well-being. Like other forms of education, sexuality education ought to be aimed at moving into such newer possibilities, helping students, teachers, and community members learn and teach each other. A huge finding is the need for re-thinking education to reduce discrimination these students face every day. Colleges need to normalize pronouns. Teaching gender identity and sexuality to faculty and staff is important since they will can teach students on how to respect each other’s pronouns and beyond.

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Nov 23rd, 9:15 AM Nov 23rd, 9:30 AM

Why is Placing Happiness in the hands of LGBTQ Students Alone Not Enough? (A Qualitative Research on Why it is Crucial to Create A More Inclusive Campus Climate)

Markstein 211

The experiences of LGBTQ students are not often times talked about on college campuses. National holiday’s and school events are not enough to teach students, faculty, and staff the issues these students go through. There needs to be more campus wide education on the gender identity and sexuality of the LGBTQ community in order to have a better awareness on the community. This research was carried out by interviewing students at CSUSM who a part of the LGBTQ community to understand what changes are necessary to create an inclusive environment so that college campuses can help push for a spread of awareness on social issues LGBTQ identified students experience. Students apart of this marginalized group experience discomfort off campus but also on campus. It is the job of schools to help create a campus wide brave space. Campus climate can affect LGBTQ students’ mental well-being. Like other forms of education, sexuality education ought to be aimed at moving into such newer possibilities, helping students, teachers, and community members learn and teach each other. A huge finding is the need for re-thinking education to reduce discrimination these students face every day. Colleges need to normalize pronouns. Teaching gender identity and sexuality to faculty and staff is important since they will can teach students on how to respect each other’s pronouns and beyond.