Sexual Minority Report: a survey of Student Attitudes


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Somewhat Agree (SWA)


Disagree (D)


Strongly Disagree (SD)


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I have had courses at Saint Mary’s that touched on issues regarding diversity (race, ethnicity, gender, class, etc.) (topic was discussed by not as the main topic for at least one class period)


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I have had courses at Saint Mary’s that have had an in-depth discussion about diversity (topic was main topic for one or more class periods).

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The knowledge that my professor(s) had about issues dealing with diversity was thorough.


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I have had courses at Saint Mary’s that touched on issues regarding sexual orientation (topic was discussed but not as the main topic for at least one class period).


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I have had courses at Saint Mary’s that have had an in-depth discussion about sexual orientation (topic was main topic for one or more class period).


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The knowledge that my professor(s) had about issues dealing with sexual orientation was thorough.


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There are people (professors, administration, other students) whom I feel that I could speak with about diversity issues.


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There are people (professors, administration, other students) whom I feel that I could speak with about sexual orientation issues.

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There are resources available on Saint Mary’s College campus for students to learn more about issues and concerns dealing with racial or ethnic minorities.


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These resources are visible on campus.

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There are resources available on Saint Mary’s College campus for students to learn more about issues and concerns dealing with gays, lesbians, bisexuals, or questioning persons.


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These resources are visible on campus.

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In general, students at Saint Mary’s are comfortable about being open with their sexuality on campus.


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Verbal harassment is a problem on campus.

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Strongly Agree (SA)


Somewhat Agree (SWA)


Disagree (D)


Strongly Disagree (SD)


Unsure (U)


Lesbian students at Saint Mary’s College are harassed (verbally or physically) because of their sexual orientation.


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Bisexual students at Saint Mary’s College are harassed (verbally or physically) because of their sexual orientation.


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My religion has had a strong affect on my beliefs regarding sexual orientation.

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I stay away from areas of campus where minorities primarily hang out for fear of being labeled as a minority (e.g. Office of Multicultural Affairs)


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I stay away from areas of campus where sexual minorities primarily hang out for fear of being labeled as gay/lesbian/bisexual (e.g. Women’s Center)


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I have witnessed academic situations in which students have been discriminated against because of their race, ethnicity, gender, class, etc. (such as grading, treated differently in classes).


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I have witnessed academic situations in which students have been discriminated against because of their sexuality (such as grading, treated differently in classes).

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I have witnessed social situations in which students have been discriminated against because of their race, ethnicity, gender, class, etc. (such as exclusion in resident halls, treated differently at social events on campus).


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I have witnessed social situations in which students have been discriminated against because of their sexual orientation (such as exclusion in resident halls, treated differently at social events on campus).


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If/When I see/hear verbal harassment I take action (talk to the harasser, report incident to RA, Hall Director, or Security).


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If any questions, comments, or concerns please contact Sarah Medina at medi0639@saintmarys.edu



Appendix B: Enrollment Diversity- All Undergraduates -2005

Saint Mary’s College Enrollment Diversity—All undergraduates 2005:

(Based on HEGIS/IPEDS report of Fall Enrollment; includes part-time)

African-American…………………….13

percent……………………………..11.0%
American Indian/Alaskan Native……..8

percent…………………...................6.8%


Asian-American………………………32

percent………………………….....27.1%


Latina………………………………....65

percent………………….................55.1%


Minority Total………………………..118

Percent…………………….…..........7.8%


White/Caucasian……………………...1377

Percent………………………..........91.4%


Total US Residence…………………...1495
Non-Resident Internationals……….…..11

Percent………………………………0.7%

Grand Total……………………..……1506


Appendix C: Questions for the SMCS and RECMCS


Sexual Minorities Comfort Scale (SMCS):
0= No, I would not feel comfortable if...

1= Yes, I would feel comfortable if…
a close family member “came out” as gay/lesbian/bisexual

a close family member invited his/her partner to family occasions.

if your roommate “came out” as gay/lesbian/bisexual.

a strong gay/lesbian presence on campus.

if your best friend “came out”.

to speak of issues of sexual minorities in class.

a gay/lesbian/bisexual neighbor living in your section/floor in the residence hall.

to speak with someone who is gay, lesbian, or bisexual.


Alpha Reliability =.814

The more questions the respondent answered “yes” to, the higher the score the respondent had as to whether they were comfortable or not with sexual minorities.







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