As a service to the GLBTA community at BSU, the Pride Center participates in a national survey that offers a quantified measurement of our progress in meeting the needs of our GLBTA community members. The LGBT-Friendly Campus Climate Index (CCI) is a national assessment tool for assisting campuses in improving the environment for people on campus who are LGBT, and the assessment is used to ultimately shape the educational experience to be more inclusive, welcoming and respectful of LGBT and Ally people. This nationally respected index is owned and operated by Campus Pride (www.campuspride.org) and was developed with a team of national LGBT researchers.
In addition to the CCI, BSU conducts its own internal campus climate survey. The results of both the CCI and internal campus survey assessments are indicated below.
Note our improving scores with each consecutive assessment on both the BSU Campus Climate Survey and the national Campus Climate Index Assessment. Unfortunately, the latest CCI results show a decrease in our overall and transgender scores. This is due to the fact that hormone replacement treatment for transgender students ended once the university changed insurance carriers. We will be exploring different options once the health care benefits contract expires next year.
National Campus Climate Index Results (pdfs)
BSU Internal Campus Climate Survey Results
Academic year 2004 - 2005
38.4% of students, 24.6% of faculty, and 36.1% of staff polled had witnessed on-campus discrimination based on sexual orientation.
64.7% of students, 54.1% of faculty, and 55.4% of staff had heard anti-GLB remarks on campus.
Academic Year 2009 - 2010
85% of undergraduate GLB students agree or strongly agree that BSU appropriately meets the unique needs of gay, lesbian, and bisexual students.
55% of undergraduate GLBT students agree or strongly agree BSU provides a welcoming environment for transgender students, yet 20% disagree or strongly disagree with that statement. For undergraduate heterosexual students, 50% of agree or strongly agree, and 3% disagree or strongly disagree.
53% of undergraduate GLBT students agree or strongly agree that BSU appropriately meets the unique needs of transgender students, yet 16% disagree or strongly disagree. For undergraduate heterosexual students, 47% of agree or strongly agree and 1% disagree or strongly disagree.
The 2010 findings suggest a positive change for GLB students since the 2005 survey when more than half of GLB students said that they were made to feel uncomfortable at BSU because of their sexual orientation. However, we must also note that our transgender students are not necessarily experiencing the same comfort here compared to GLB students.
Last Modified: August 8, 2012