Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation:
Policy, and Personal Perspectives: New Directions
for Student Services, No. 111
Ronni L. Sanlo (Editor)
112 pages paper - October 2005, Jossey-Bass
Although many issues must be addressed in understanding
and responding to the needs of LGBT students, faculty, and staff,
no road maps provide clear directions for how to proceed. This
volume describes current issues, research, and policies, and seeks
to assist institutions of higher education in their search for
ways to support, and foster the success of, lesbian, gay, bisexual,
and transgender college students, and to nurture LGBT faculty
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) students,
faculty, and staff have always been a vital part of the history
of American universities. Homophobia, transphobia, and heterosexism
in the academy have, however, led to discrimination, harassment,
and violence, as well as to more subtle incidents of exclusion,
marginalization, and silence. Academic environments inhospitable
to LGBT students, faculty, and staff also have stilted scholarship,
teaching, and outreach in the pursuit of knowledge about LGBT
This is the 111th issue of the quarterly report series
New Directions for Student Services.
EDITORíS NOTES (Ronni L. Sanlo).
1. Do Policies Matter? (Beth Zemsky, Ronni L. Sanlo) The
authors discuss the emergence of campus polices regarding sexual
orientation and gender identity.
2. Campus Climates for Sexual Minorities (Susan R. Rankin)
National Campus Climate Survey data are discussed, with suggestions
for creating campuses welcoming to sexual minorities.
3. Analysis of LGBT Identity Development Models and Implications
for Practice (Brent L. Bilodeau, Kristen A. Renn) The authors
present an overview of LGBT identity development models and implications
of the models for institutional policies and practices.
4. Multiple Identities: Creating Community on Campus for
LGBT Students (Kerry John Poynter, Jamie Washington) The authors
examine the intersection and complexities of race, faith, and
sexual orientation .
5. Transgender Issues on College Campuses (Brett Beemyn,
Billy Curtis, Masen Davis, Nancy Jean Tubbs) The authors consider
the needs of transgender college students and provide suggestions
for assisting their success.
6. LGBT Students in Community College: Characteristics,
Challenges, and Recommendations (Brian T. Ivory) Experiences at
one community college frame the authorís examination of climates
for LGBT students at community colleges and suggestions for improving
7. The Evolution of an LGBT Center at a Public Institution
(Robin Ryan) The author shares the challenges and successes in
the process of developing an LGBT center.
8. Incorporating LGBT Issues into Student Affairs Graduate
Education (D. M. Talbot, Wanda L. E. Viento) The authors explore
ways in which LGBT issues can be included in student affairs graduate
9. The Role of Senior Student Affairs Officers in Supporting
LGBT Students (Larry D. Roper) A student affairs vice president
shares experiences that led him to address needs and concerns
of LGBT students.
10. Professional Associates: Journeys in Student Affairs
(Judith A. Albin, Gwendolyn Jordan Dungy) The authors describe
and address the expectations and concerns of LGBT student affairs