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David J. Nguyen, Jodi L. Linley, Michael R. Woodford, Kristen A. Renn

type was playing a significant role in a student's awareness of a particular policy (i.e.,
sexual orientation inclusive antidiscrimination, gender identity/expression inclusive antidiscrimination, LGBTQ+ inclusive housing).
The second chi-square tests analyzed if a
relationship existed between whether an
institution had a policy based on students'
knowledge (i.e., "Yes," "No," "Don't Know")
and institutional type (i.e., Associate's, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral).

FINDINGS
The findings first explore LGBTQ+ college
students' awareness of three institutional policies: antidiscrimination based on sexual orientation; antidiscrimination based on gender
identity/expression; and LGBTQ+ inclusive
housing. Second, we examine the known
availability of these policies. In our findings,
we discuss the extent to which students have
policy awareness; the known presence of the
three policies; and the relationship between
known policy availability and institutional type.

Sexual Orientation Antidiscrimination
Policy
Table 2 indicates that 79.3% (n=731) of participants overall were aware (i.e., "Yes" and "No"
combined) whether or not their institutions
had sexual orientation antidiscrimination
policies while 20.7% (n=191) of participants
"Don't Know" know whether their institutions
had these types of antidiscrimination policies.
Bachelor's (80.9%, n=106), Master's (82.0%,
n=168), and Doctoral (79.9%, n=430) degree
granting institutions had similar percentages
of student awareness about the existence of
these policies.
Table 3 shows that approximately 75.2%
(n=693) of respondents indicated that they
knew their institutions had implemented antidiscrimination policies (i.e., "Yes") that included sexual orientation. Bachelor's (77.9%,
n=102), Master's, (76.1%, n=156) and Doctoral
(77.0%, n=414) degree granting institutions
had similar percentages of students acknowledging the presence of such policies on their
campuses. Only 4.1% (n=38) of respondents

	 Table 2
	 Awareness of Policies by Institution Type
	
	

Sexual Orientation	
Antidiscrimination Policy	

			
	

Gender	
Antidiscrimination Policy	

LGBTQ+
Housing Policies

Aware	

Don't Know	

Aware	

Don't Know	

Aware	

Don't Know

n  (%)	

n  (%)	

n  (%)	

n  (%)	

n  (%)	

n  (%)

	 Institution Type		
	 Associate's (N=48)	

27 (56.3%)	

21 (43.8%)	

24 (50.0%)	

24 (50.0%)	

37 (77.1%)	

11 (22.9%)

	 Bachelor's (N=131)	

106 (80.9%)	

25 (19.1%)	

78 (59.5%)	

53 (40.5%)	

115 (87.8%)	

16 (12.2%)

165 (80.5%)	

40 (19.5%)

	 Master's (N=205)	

168 (82.0%)	

37 (18.0%)	

129 (62.9%)	

76 (37.1%)	

	 Doctoral (N=538)	

430 (79.9%)	

108 (20.1%)	

336 (62.5%)	

202 (37.5%)	

	 Total (N=922)		

731 (79.3%)	

191 (20.7%)	

567 (61.5%)	

355 (38.5%)	

	 χ

2 		

36

χ (3) = 16.74, p < .001	
2

χ (3) = 3.276, p >.1		
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394 (73.2%)	 144 (26.8%)
711 (77.1%)	

211 (22.9%)

χ (3) = 14.36, p < .005
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