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Table 3 Participant responses to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) campus climate scale

From: Still in the closet: the invisible minority in medical education

Question Response, no. (%)
   Yes Do not know No
LGBT Policy Inclusion     
Does your campus prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation by including the words "sexual orientation" in its primary non-discrimination statement or Equal Employment Opportunity policy? Hetero 672 (62.1) 80 (7.4) 330 (30.5)
LGBT 120 (61.5) 13 (6.7) 62 (31.8)
Does your campus include sexual orientation in public written statements about diversity and multiculturalism? Hetero 532 (49.4) 55 (5.1) 490 (45.5)
LGBT 100 (51.3) 8 (4.1) 87 (44.6)
Does your campus prohibit discrimination based on gender identity or gender expression by including the words "gender identity" or "gender identity or expression" in its primary nondiscrimination statement or Equal Employment Opportunity policy? Hetero 572 (53.1) 45 (4.2) 460 (42.7)
LGBT 80 (41.0) 19 (9.7) 96 (49.3)
Does your campus offer health insurance coverage to employees’ same-sex partners? Hetero 162 (15.0) 32 (3.0) 881 (82.0)
LGBT 15 (7.8) 18 (9.3) 160 (82.9)
Does your campus include LGBT issues and concerns and/or representations of LGBT people in the following: grievance procedures, housing guidelines, admission application materials, health-care forms, alumni materials/publications? Hetero 440 (40.9) 31 (2.9) 604 (56.2)
LGBT 59 (30.4) 23 (11.9) 112 (57.7)
LGBT Support and Institutional Commitment     
Does your campus provide training for health-center staff to increase their sensitivity to the special healthcare needs of LGBT individuals? Hetero 309 (28.7) 58 (5.4) 710 (65.9)
LGBT 54 (28.0) 27 (14.0) 112 (58.0)
Does your campus have an LGBT concerns office or an LGBT student resource center (ie an institutionally funded space specifically for LGBT, gender, and sexuality education and/or support services)? Hetero 277 (25.7) 193 (18.0) 604 (56.3)
LGBT 25 (12.8) 80 (41.0) 90 (46.2)
Does your campus have a Safe Zone, Safe Space and/or Ally program (ie an ongoing network of visible people on campus who identify openly as allies/advocates for LGBT people and concerns)? Hetero 487 (45.1) 98 (9.1) 494 (45.8)
LGBT 95 (49.2) 28 (14.5) 70 (36.3)
LGBT Academic Life     
Does your campus integrate LGBT issues into existing courses when appropriate? Hetero 633 (58.9) 99 (9.2) 343 (31.9)
LGBT 113 (58.5) 39 (20.2) 41 (21.3)
Does your campus have a significant number of LGB-inclusive books and periodicals on sexual orientation topics in the campus library/libraries? Hetero 109 (10.1) 99 (9.2) 869 (80.7)
LGBT 20 (10.3) 40 (20.6) 134 (69.1)
LGBT Student Life     
Does your campus regularly offer activities and events to increase awareness of the experiences and concerns of lesbians, gay men, and bisexuals? Hetero 520 (48.3) 178 (16.5) 379 (35.2)
LGBT 78 (40.0) 57 (29.2) 60 (30.8)
Does your campus regularly hold social events specifically for LGBT students? Hetero 259 (24.0) 296 (27.5) 523 (48.5)
LGBT 37 (19.1) 83 (42.8) 74 (38.1)
Does your campus have a college/university-recognized organization for LGBT students and allies? Hetero 582 (54.1) 109 (10.1) 385 (35.8)
LGBT 104 (53.3) 40 (20.5) 51 (26.2)
Does your campus have any student organizations that primarily serve the needs of underrepresented and/or multicultural LGBT populations (eg LGBT Latinos/Latinas, international LGBT students, LGBT students with disabilities)? Hetero 363 (33.7) 181 (16.8) 534 (49.5)
LGBT 52 (26.8) 70 (36.1) 72 (37.1)
Does your campus have any student organizations that primarily serve the social and/or recreational needs of LGBT students (eg gay social fraternity, lesbian volleyball club, gay coed lacrosse club)? Hetero 217 (20.2) 264 (24.6) 594 (55.2)
LGBT 27 (14.0) 88 (45.6) 78 (40.4)
Does your campus have any academically focused LGBT student organizations (eg LGBT Medical Association, LGBT Public Relations Organization, Out Lawyers Association)? Hetero 270 (25.1) 216 (20.1) 591 (54.8)
LGBT 36 (18.7) 84 (43.5) 73 (37.8)
LGBT Counseling and Health     
Does your campus offer support groups for LGBT individuals in the process of coming out and for other LGBT issues/concerns? Hetero 287 (26.7) 91 (8.5) 697 (64.8)
LGBT 36 (18.5) 64 (32.8) 95 (48.7)
Does your campus offer individual counseling for students that is sensitive and affirming for (supportive) LGBT issues/concerns? Hetero 497 (46.1) 37 (3.5) 543 (50.4)
LGBT 93 (48.4) 21 (10.9) 78 (40.7)
Does your campus provide training for health-center staff to increase their sensitivity to the special healthcare needs of LGBT individuals? Hetero 309 (28.7) 58 (5.4) 710 (65.9)
LGBT 54 (28.0) 27 (14.0) 112 (58.0)