LGBTQ people who are making plans for undergraduate or graduate study have the extra challenge of wondering what campuses will be the most welcoming, if not the least hostile. It is stressful enough to select a place that provides the major you want, and the best faculty to work with, and even now most schools do not volunteer information about ways they are meeting the needs of LGBTQ students. We recently learned of a resource to help – a web-based project to help LGBTQ students understand how many campuses are helping to make the college experience more welcoming and supportive – LGBTQ Friendly Colleges and Student Resources
The guide addresses how to create a safe environment on campus, suggestions for an LGBTQ inclusive curriculum, and a list of LGBTQ student organizations that are now found on many campuses. Check out what they have to offer, and to explore resources you can use to improve places where you are already involved!
I have started mapping our nursing curriculum for inclusion and hope to collect data on the knowledge and attitude changes from the beginning of the program to the end of first semester. Great to see more data being collected and dispersed for other majors than those entering nursing