Campus Climate

Campus climate is the term used to describe the attitude toward particular groups on campus, as well as the subsequent effects on said group members’ well-being and success while working, living, or studying there. This entry explores three topics related to the campus climate for LGBTQ individuals, with a focus on the United States. (Nearly all of the literature on campus climate focuses on U.S. institutions, with some attention paid to Canadian and British contexts; little campus climate work has examined the college and university environment in other nations.) First, the entry provides a general overview of the campus climate for sexual minorities, nesting its development and change in historical context. The next section reflects on new directions for analyzing and addressing issues related to ...

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