Working with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender College Students: A Handbook for Faculty and Administrators


This handbook is intended for faculty and administrators who wish to create a welcoming and safe environment for all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students on our campuses. It will help readers, even those who may struggle personally with understanding non-heterosexual identities, gain a clearer understanding of the important issues facing these students. While some students arrive on campus with full clarity about their sexual identities, others may just be discovering their orientations while in our institutions. It is difficult to provide the attention LGBT students need if we do not understand the crises affecting them or how to address them. Each chapter analyzes specific issues affecting these students and offers recommendations or suggestions for change. Some of the areas discussed include: identity development theories, residence halls, career planning, health and counseling centers, HIV/AIDS, and student leadership and organizational development. Non-heterosexual faculty and staff may also find this work useful as they attempt to discover themselves in academic and educational literature.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Ruth E. Fassinger
  • Laura C. Engelken
  • Kirsten M. O'Brien
  • Lisa J. Lees
  • Elisa A. Lucozzi
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 1998


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