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Dr. Heather Kelly


This study investigates the impact of campus climate concerning students with same-sex attraction at Southeastern University. The current study surveyed Southeastern undergraduate and graduate students in regards to the perceived attitudes on campus toward students with same-sex attraction (SSA). The major concern was to identify the majority attitude of administrators, faculty, staff, and students pertaining to the treatment of this sexual minority on campus by these particular groups and in major areas of the campus, such as the classroom, athletics, and chapel. This study also allotted the latter half of the survey to an anonymous questionnaire for students who identify as bisexual or homosexual. This section inquired on these students’ demographics concerning their SSA and allowed for open-ended responses for students to express their feelings concerning campus climate, their Christian walk, and how the university could better assist students who struggle and/or identify with this sexual minority.