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Exploring LGBTQ+ Students' Awareness of Housing and Antidiscrimination Policies Across Institutional Type

	 Table 3
	 Availability of Policies by Institution Type
	
	

Sexual Orientation	
Antidiscrimination Policy	

	 Institution Type		
			
	

No	
n (%)	

	 Associate's (N=48)		

6  (12.5%)	

Yes	
n (%)	

Gender	
Antidiscrimination Policy	

LGBTQ+
Housing Policies

Don't Know	
n (%)	

No	
n (%)	

Yes	
n (%)	

Don't Know	
n (%)	

No	
n (%)	

21    (43.8%)	

21    (43.8%)	

13    (27.1%)	

11  (22.9%)	

24  (50.0%)	

36  (75.0%) 	

Yes	
n (%)	
1  (2.1%)	

Don't Know	
n (%)
11  (22.9%)

	

Bachelor's (N=131)		

4  (3.1%)	

102  (77.9%)	

25  (19.1%)	

18  (13.7%)	

60  (45.8%)	

53  (40.5%)	

81  (61.8%)	

34  (26.0%)	

16  (12.2%)

	

Master's (N=205)		

12  (5.9%)	

156  (76.1%)	

37  (18.0%)	

21  (10.2%)	

108  (52.7%)	

76  (37.1%)	

110  (53.7%)	

55  (26.8%)	

40  (19.5%)

	

Doctoral (N=538)		

16  (3.0%)	

414  (77.0%)	 108  (20.1%)	

58  (10.8%)	

278  (51.7%)	

202  (37.5%)	

213  (39.6%)	

181  (33.6%)	

144  (26.8%)

	

Total (N=922)		

38  (4.1%)	

693  (75.2%)	

110  (11.9%)	

457  (49.6%)	 355  (38.5%)	

440  (47.7%)	

271  (29.4%)	

211  (22.9%)

	 χ2 		

191  (20.7%)	

χ2  (6) = 31.70, p < .001	

indicated that they knew that their institutions
did not have policies governing sexual orientation antidiscrimination.

Gender Identity/Expression
Antidiscrimination Policy
Table 2 indicates the number of students reporting awareness of their institutions' gender
identity/expression antidiscrimination policies. Five hundred sixty-seven participants
(61.5%) indicated that they were aware of
whether their institutions had policies addressing antidiscrimination on the basis
of gender identity/expression. The portion
of participants attending Master's (62.9%,
n=129) and Doctoral (62.5%, n=336) degree
granting institutions aware of these policies
was the highest among the institutional types.
One-half of the 48 Associate's (50.0%, n=24)
degree granting participants reported awareness of gender identity/expression antidiscrimination policies.
Table 3 shows that 49.6 % (n=457) of survey
respondents indicated that their institutions

χ2  (6) = 20.83, p >.1	

χ2  (6) = 49.47, p < .005

had implemented policies addressing gender
identity/expression. Nearly one-half of participants from Bachelor's (45.8%, n=60), Master's
(52.7%, n=108), and Doctoral (51.7%, n=278)
degree granting institutions indicated that
they knew their institutions had these policies.
Fewer than one-quarter of Associate's (22.9%,
n=11) degree participants stated that they knew
their institutions had gender identity/expression policies.

LGBTQ+ Inclusive Housing Policy
Table 2 shows that 711 (77.1%) of the 922 total
participants reported awareness of LGBTQ+
inclusive housing policies. Across institutional
type, approximately three-quarters of participants or more reported knowing whether their
institutions had such policies. The largest percentage of students unaware (i.e., Don't Know)
of LGBTQ inclusive housing attended Associate (22.9%, n=11) and a Doctoral (26.8%,
n=144) degree granting institutions.
Table 3 indicates that only 29.4% (n=271)
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