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Epsilon Theta

Epsilon Theta website     |     Population = 21

General results

Response rate
(# | %)
Comfortable having LGBTQ
in group (1-7 ± SD)
Roommate:
LGBQ (1-7 ± SD)
Roommate:
Trans (1-7 ± SD)
LBGTQ Ally
(yes | no | unsure)
Know LBGTQ in living group
(yes | no | unsure)
Group attitude toward
LGBTQ (1-7 ± SD)
21
100.0%
6.90 ± 0.30
6.80 ± 0.40
6.30 ± 0.90
yes: 85.0%
no: 5.0%
unsure: 10.0%
yes: 75.0%
no: 10.0%
unsure: 15.0%
6.75 ± 0.54
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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
(%)
6.35 ± 1.39
44.4%
0.0%
55.6%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
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
(%)
6.65 ± 1.31
100.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

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Comments (primary residence)

"I have never heard anyone in my living group say anything derogatory about LGBTQ. No one in the house currently identifies as LGTBQ as far as I know, though some of the alums who visit frequently do. If I heard anyone using language as mentioned in previous questions, it would bother me and I would say something and ask around to see if this had happened other times when I wasn't around (i.e. if it was a recurring problem that needed more action to be dealt with)."

"Honestly I think everyone at ET is super supportive and accepting of LGBTQ individuals, and I don't think it's ever a problem."

"Sex and relationships, straight and otherwise, rarely come up at the house. Of twenty-one members, I can think of about a third who I know have had a relationship (whether with somebody in or out of the house) in the past year, and about half who have had a relationship in their time at MIT. Given that, I think people house knowing few people in the house who are "openly LGBTQ", for example, may be more a symptom of nobody talking about sex and relationships than that those who aren't straight feeling uncomfortable doing so."

"Epsilon Theta is an ILG, not a fraternity."

"I don't think there's much hostility towards LGBTQ people of any persuasion, but (like in much of the world) I do think there's a lack of awareness of transgender/genderqueer people. On one occasion, a guy in the house got a package addressed to him. Another member of the house commented (roughly) "The customs label on this package says 'women's attire'. There must be some mistake.""

Comments (secondary residence)

"Random hall is very very accepting. I came out over IAP and there was no response. There were out people allready and no one treated it like it was a big deal at all. / At ET people don't have conversations about sexuality very often. However, people are very accepting and similarly are non-reactive. "

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