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Campuswide

Population: 4384 undergraduates

General results

Response rate (undergrad)
(# | %)
Gender ID
(female | male | trans, genderqueer, other)
ID as LGBTQ (yes | no | unsure, other) Comfortable having LGBTQ in group
(1-7 ± SD)
Roommate: LGBQ
(1-7 ± SD)
Roommate: Trans
(1-7 ± SD)
Know LGBTQ living group
(yes | no | unsure)
Group attitude toward LGBTQ
(1-7 ± SD)
1737
39.6%
female: 50%
male: 47%
trans, genderqueer, other: 3%
yes: 17%
no: 80%
unsure, other: 3%
6.5 ± 1.2
5.9 ± 1.6
5.2 ± 1.8
yes: 67%
no: 19%
unsure: 14%
6.2 ± 1.2

General results by group

Group Response rate
(#)
Comfortable having LGBTQ in group
(1-7 ± SD)
Roommate: LGBQ
(1-7 ± SD)
Roommate: Trans
(1-7 ± SD)
Know LGBTQ living group
(yes | no | unsure)
Group attitude toward LGBTQ
(1-7 ± SD)
LGBTQ/Unsure
295
6.7 ± 1.1
6.7 ± 1.1
6.0 ± 1.6
yes: 85%
no: 7%
unsure: 8%
6.2 ± 1.3
Straight
1455
6.4 ± 1.2
5.7 ± 1.8
4.9 ± 1.9
yes: 63%
no: 21%
unsure: 16%
6.1 ± 1.1
Female
913
6.5 ± 1.2
5.8 ± 1.7
5.1 ± 1.9
yes: 70%
no: 16%
unsure: 14%
6.2 ± 1.1
Male
863
6.4 ± 1.3
5.9 ± 1.7
5.0 ± 1.9
yes: 63%
no: 22%
unsure: 15%
6.1 ± 1.2

General comments

"While MIT is not the most lgbtq-friendly place I've ever lived, I think many communities take pride in the fact that they are open and accepting of everyone. There is definitely a place for LGBTQ students at MIT. <3"

"So far in college I haven't met anyone who wasn't accepting. I think on this campus you're more vulnerable to ridicule for being close minded than you are for being LGBT."

"MIT is a ridiculously accepting campus in general. I definitely did not expect this when I first arrive at MIT. I did not know very many openly gay people in high school, but it's a norm here and it is not uncomfortable at all."

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Language results

Frequency of word use - joking
(1-7 ± SD)
Joking reaction? Bothers - speak out
(%)
Joking reaction? Bothers - ask someone else
(%)
Joking reaction? Bothers - ignore
(%)
Joking reaction? Doesn't bother - ignore
(%)
Joking reaction? Doesn't bother - feel accepted/included
(%)
Joking reaction? Doesn't bother - join in
(%)
5.07 ± 1.60
20.2%
3.6%
30.7%
31.6%
6.8%
7.1%
Frequency of word use - derogatory
(1-7 ± SD)
Derogatory reaction? Bothers - speak out
(%)
Derogatory reaction? Bothers - ask someone else
(%)
Derogatory reaction? Bothers - ignore
(%)
Derogatory reaction? Doesn't bother - ignore
(%)
Derogatory reaction? Doesn't bother - feel accepted/included
(%)
Derogatory reaction? Doesn't bother - join in
(%)
6.39 ± 1.03
63.9%
5.4%
18.9%
8.1%
1.1%
2.7%

Language results by group

Group Frequency of word use - joking
(1-7 ± SD)
Joking reaction? Bothers - speak out
(%)
Joking reaction? Bothers - ask someone else
(%)
Joking reaction? Bothers - ignore
(%)
Joking reaction? Doesn't bother - ignore
(%)
Joking reaction? Doesn't bother - feel accepted/included
(%)
Joking reaction? Doesn't bother - join in
(%)
LGBTQ/Unsure
5.08 ± 1.65
23.6%
3.0%
27.3%
22.6%
18.5%
5.1%
Straight
5.05 ± 1.65
19.8%
3.8%
31.4%
33.2%
4.1%
7.6%
Female
5.36 ± 1.56
24.7%
4.4%
36.4%
25.3%
5.0%
4.1%
Male
4.75 ± 1.70
15.4%
2.8%
25.6%
37.7%
8.5%
10.0%
Group Frequency of word use - derogatory
(1-7 ± SD)
Derogatory reaction? Bothers - speak out
(%)
Derogatory reaction? Bothers - ask someone else
(%)
Derogatory reaction? Bothers - ignore
(%)
Derogatory reaction? Doesn't bother - ignore
(%)
Derogatory reaction? Doesn't bother - feel accepted/included
(%)
Derogatory reaction? Doesn't bother - join in
(%)
LGBTQ/Unsure
6.42 ± 1.28
66.7%
3.6%
18.2%
6.8%
2.1%
2.6%
Straight
6.37 ± 1.27
63.3%
5.4%
19.3%
8.5%
0.8%
2.7%
Female
6.54 ± 1.06
68.1%
5.0%
20.0%
4.4%
0.6%
1.9%
Male
6.23 ± 1.43
60.3%
5.6%
18.2%
11.3%
1.3%
3.3%

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