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A glbt center at ccsu

A GLBT Center at CCSU

Kevin Croke, Meghan Kenney, and Kimberly Reissig


The problem
The Problem

  • The Central Connecticut State University campus lacks the support services necessary for the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgendered members of the community to become “thoughtful, responsible and successful citizens”.


Acknowledgements
Acknowledgements

  • Terminology

  • Case studies


Frame of reference campus wide
Frame of Reference Campus wide

  • Student Involvement

    • Perspectives/Case studies

  • Available Resources and Their Limitations

    • PRIDE

    • Advisors

    • Faculty

  • Contributing Elements


Nationwide
Nationwide

  • Suicide/Depression

  • Substance Abuse

  • Verbal & Physical Assaults

  • Lack Of Support

  • Lack of Role Models

  • Victim of Crimes


Research
Research

  • Effects of Sexual Orientation on Mental Health in GLBT Youth

    • Substance Use and Abuse: Russell study

      • LGB youths more likely to use/abuse drugs & alcohol

    • Pregnancy Among Adolescents: Saewyc study

      • LGB teens more likely to become pregnant/father a pregnancy

    • Social Anxiety and Depression: Safren and Pantalone study

      • LGB youths at increased risk for chronic stress, depression, hopelessness, and suicide


Research1
Research

  • Massachusetts Governor’s Commission on Gay and Lesbian Youth

    • 1993 Report: Making Colleges and Universities Safe for Gay and Lesbian Students

      • Landmark study – 1st national Governor’s Commission

    • Variety of historical facts, campus problems, and recommendations

      • Policies, Trainings for staff and students, Services, and Curriculum


Theories
Theories

  • D’Augelli’s Model of Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Identity Development

    • 6 developmental tasks

      • Exiting heterosexual identity, Developing a personal GLB identity status, Developing a GLB social identity, Becoming a GLB offspring, Developing a GLB intimacy status, Entering a GLB community

  • Supporting Research for D’Augelli

    • Stevens: Contribution of college environment to development



The solution
The Solution!

  • CCSU establishes a professionally staffed GLBT Center for the support of GLBT community members, advocacy on related issues.

    • Providing resources for community outreach and the implementation of programs and services for the general education of the campus community in order to promote a true commitment to diversity and tolerance.


Addressing the problem
Addressing the Problem

  • Commitment to University Goals

  • National Resources/Associations

  • Modeling Peer Institutions

  • Personnel


Commitment to university goals
Commitment to University Goals

  • Objective 2.7: Improve safety, health and security on campus

  • Objective 5.1: Increase the diversity of students, faculty and staff

  • Objective 5.4: Provide training for faculty and staff to aid in understanding cultural, social, personality and learning differences


Resources associations the safe zone project
Resources & Associations:The Safe Zone Project

  • Mission/Goal – varies within institution

    • Supports schools, colleges, universities and community groups

    • Provides program and services for GLBTQ people in schools and communities

    • Provides technical support educations, training and financial (grants, donations and sponsorships


Resources associations human rights campaign
Resources & Associations: Human Rights Campaign

  • Mission

  • Educational Outreach

  • Media Outreach


Modeling peer institutions
Modeling Peer Institutions

  • Emory University: Atlanta, GA

  • Trinity College: Hartford, CT

  • Bridgewater State College: Bridgewater, MA


Emory university
Emory University

  • GLBTQ Services

    • Office of Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender Life

      • Mission

      • History

      • Services

      • CAMPUS LGBT GROUPS, 2006-2007


Trinity college
Trinity College

  • GLBTQ Services

    • Encouraging Respect of Sexualities (EROS)

  • Queer Resource Center

    • QRC Book and Media Library

    • The Conference/ Board Room

    • Meeting Space

    • Safe Room


Bridgewater state college
Bridgewater State College

  • GLBTA Services

    • GLBT Pride Center

      • Safe Zone Program

        • Goals

        • Becoming an ally

      • Safe College Coalition (SCC)


Personnel glbt center director
Personnel:GLBT Center Director

  • Qualifications

    • A person who understands college student development

    • A person who understands GLBT issues and people

    • A person who can do resourceful and skillful programming

    • A person who has creative and sensitive management skills; positive regard for all students; and courageous commitment to leadership and advocacy.

  • Educational Background

    • Higher Education background


Proposed budget
Proposed Budget

  • Staff Salary and Benefits

    • Assistant to the Director/Program Coordinator (Admin 2)

      • Min. Salary: $37,000

      • Benefits: $18,000

    • Director (Admin 4)

      • Min. Salary: $59,000

      • Benefits: $28,000

  • Operational Budget

    • Resource Library, Supplies, Student workers

      • $20,000

        Total: $75,000-$107,000


Structural administrative changes
Structural & Administrative Changes

  • GLBT Center housed in Student Center

    • Facilities Planning Committee

  • Reporting Lines

    • GLBT Center housed under Student Affairs or Office of Diversity and Equity

      • Supervisor: VP of Student Affairs or Director of Office of Diversity & Equity

  • The Center’s Design: Suite style

    • Based on trends in student org. offices



Shout out
Shout Out

  • Big Thank You to

    • The One-In-Ten Committee

    • PRIDE

    • Dr. DiPlacido

    • Student Center /SALD Staff

    • Dr. Fried and our classmates


Works cited
Works Cited

  • Admissions. (n.d.). Retrieved March 11, 2008, from Bridgewater State College: www.bridgew.edu

  • Admissions. (n.d.). Retrieved January 28, 2008, from Indiana University at Bloomington: www.iub.edu

  • Admissions. (n.d.). Retrieved January 28, 28, from Emory University: www.emory.edu

  • Central Connecticut State University. (2005, January 24). Diversity and Equity:CCSU Statement of Assurances Regarding Complaints of Discrimination and Sexual Harassment. Retrieved March 20, 2008, from Central Connecticut State University Web site: http://www.ccsu.edu/AffAction/statement_of_assurance.html

  • Central Connecticut State University. (2007). Mission Statement. Retrieved March 20, 2008, from Central Connecticut State University: http://www.ccsu.edu/mission.html

  • Committee, F. P. (2007). Central Connecticut State University Buildings and Grounds Priority Guideline. New Britain, Connecticut, United States of America.

  • Consortium Survey 2006. (2008). Retrieved January 28, 2008, from National Consortium of Directors of LGBT Resources in Higher Education: http://www.lgbtcampus.org/resources

  • D'Augelli, A. (1991). Gay Men in College: Identity Process and Adaptations. Journal of College Student Development, 32, 140-146.

  • Evans, N. (2000). Creating a Positive Learning Environment for Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Students. New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 82, 81-87.

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation. (2001). Uniform Crime Report. Washington D.C.: U.S. Department of Justice.

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation. (2002). Uniform Crime Report. Washington D.C. : U.S. Department of Justice.

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation. (2003). Uniform Crime Report. Washington D.C.: U.S. Department of Justice.

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation. (2004). Uniform Crime Report. Washington D.C.: U.S. Department of Justice.

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation. (2005). Uniform Crime Report. Washington D.C.: U.S. Department of Justice.

  • Fedral Bureau of Investigation. (2006). Uniform Crime Report. Washington D.C.: U.S. Department of Justice.


Works cited1
Works Cited

  • Encouraging Respect of Sexualities. (n.d.). Retrieved January 28, 2008, from Trinity College: http://www.trincoll.edu/orgs/eros

  • GLBT Pride Center. (n.d.). Retrieved March 11, 2008, from Bridgewater State College: www.bridgew.edu/GBLTA/resources/cfm

  • GLBT Support Services Center. (n.d.). Retrieved January 28, 2008, from Indiana University at Bloomington: www.iub.edu/~glbt/office/htm#LOCATION

  • Human Rights Campaign. (2008). About Us: Human Rights Campaign. Retrieved March 11, 2008, from Human Rights Campaign: www.hrc.com

  • Kenney, M. L. (2006, Fall). Gay Identity Theory and Development. New Britain, Connecticut, United States of America: Unpublished.

  • Marsh, E. R. (1978). Maslow's Implied Matrix: A Clarification of the Need Hierarchy Theory. Social Behavior and Personality , 113-116.

  • Maslow, A. (1943). A Theory of Human Motivation. Psychological Review, 50, 370-396.

  • Office of Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender Life. (n.d.). Retrieved January 28, 2008, from Emory University: www.emory.edu/campus_life/lgbtoffice

  • One-In-Ten Committee. (2008). One-In-Ten Committee Suggestions. New Britain: One-In-Ten Committee.

  • Payne, L. J. (2007, November). Design for a New Generation: Trends for student organization suites. Retrieved January 25, 2008, from ACUI Web site: http://www.acui.org/publications/bulletin/article.aspx?issue=454&id=3964

  • PRIDE @ CCSU. (2006, October 18). Main: PRIDE @ CCSU. Retrieved March 20, 2008, from PRIDE @ CCSU: http://clubs.ccsu.edu/pride/

  • Russell, S. T. (2006). Substance Use and Abuse and Mental Health Among Sexual-Minority Youths: Evidence from Add Health. In A. M. Omoto, & H. S. Kurtzman, Sexual Orientation and Mental Health (pp. 13-36). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

  • Saewyc, E. M. (2006). Pregnancy Among Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Adolescents: Influences of Stigma, Sexual Abuse, and Sexual Orientation. In A. M. Omoto, & H. S. Kurtzman, Sexual Orientation and Mental Health (pp. 95-116). Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association.


Works cited2
Works Cited

  • Safe School for Everyone: Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual and Transgendered Students. (n.d.). Retrieved January 28, 2008, from National Education Association: www.nea.org/schoolsafety/glbt.html

  • Safren, S. A., & Pantalone, D. W. (2006). Social Anxiety and Barriers to Resilience Among Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Adolescents. In A. M. Omoto, & H. S. Kurtzman, Sexual Orientation and Mental Health (pp. 55-72). Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association.

  • Salinas, M. F. (2006-2007). CCSU Senate Diversity Committee Report. New Britain: Central Connecticut State University Faculty Senate.

  • Stalgaitis, L. (2006, May 10). Stickers Lead to Controversy. The Recorder , pp. 1, 3.

  • Stevens, R. (2004). Understanding Gay Identity Development Within the College Environment. Journal of College Student Development, 45, 185-206.

  • SUOAF-AFSCME Collective Bargaining Agreement. (n.d.). Retrieved January 28, 2008, from SUOAF-AFSCME Collective Bargaining Unit Web site: http://soam1.ct.edu/Web/CSUweb_Administration.nsf/b7989b92524436ce852569d8004a4615/32585fffa21adc4c852569ee001ebb49?OpenDocument

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  • Today's Gay Youth: The Fritening Statistics. (n.d.). Retrieved January 28, 2008, from Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays - Phoniex Chapter: www.pflag.org/education/youth_stats.html

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