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MacGregor House

MacGregor House website     |     Population = 315

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)
85
27.0%
6.56 ± 0.83
5.74 ± 1.78
5.16 ± 1.88
yes: 77.0%
no: 4.6%
unsure: 13.8%
yes: 54.0%
no: 21.8%
unsure: 24.1%
6.22 ± 0.85
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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
(%)
5.47 ± 1.36
18.5%
1.5%
46.2%
24.6%
4.6%
4.6%
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
(%)
6.59 ± 1.01
73.9%
2.2%
15.2%
8.7%
0.0%
0.0%

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Comments (primary residence)

"The entries are very different, so what may be applicable in one may not be applicable in another."

"I know of one openly gay resident in my entry. I think everyone is comfortable and accepting, and he seems pretty comfortable."

"MacGregor culture varies a lot by entry -- try to talk to people in a specific entry you like before deciding to live hear."

"I believe that both MacGregor and Chi Phi are incredibly LGBTQ friendly. I have never felt threatened or uncomfortable at either due to my sexuality."

"People are generally pretty accepting around here. No one really cares about any of the differences we have. We DO make tons of jokes and sarcastic comments, though, many of which would be offensive if someone was sensitive to them. But I've seen multiple occasions where someone says, "Hey, guys, I find that offensive / rude / straight-up not cool," and everyone apologizes and stops with the joke or whatever it was. We're also a pretty well-sized no-judgement zone. I swear some of us are physically incapable of passing judgement on each other. Granted, the physical layout of the building means I can't actually describe more than about a third of it, but that's a sizeable chunk. / / tl;dr: You won't be judged. We're all really cool about everything. We may offend you, but let us know and we'll be more sensitive. "

"I think the general mindset among people in MacGregor is that sexual orientation isn't what's important, we will like you for who you really are. "

"One of my neighbors is an openly gay man. When he got a boyfriend, the only conversations we ever had about it was how adorable they are together. If anyone has a problem with it, I've never heard anything about it!"

"My previous answers only apply to life in general. My living group is quite neutral. "I have no feelings one way or the other." "All I know is my gut says 'maybe.'" "If I die, tell my wife I said 'hello.'" Seriously, neutral is how I feel."

"Responses from MacGregor for the questions about roomates might be weird/mixed, just because we're pretty anti-roomate here "

"Yay for gay. Yesbian to lesbian. Cheer for queer. Happy endings for trans-gendings. Bicycles for bisexuals."

"Batman is gay. He's so cool."

"MacGregor offers every student a single, so there is always your own space. However, the community is so important here and I've found it to be completely supportive and respectful. My best friends at MIT are gay and bisexual and they are ALWAYS welcome in our entry. It really is not something that comes up as an issue."

"Singles are really nice. MacGregor is a nice balance of having your own privacy and also having a tight community to be social with when you want."

Comments (secondary residence)

"I'm not the best source to talk about Westgate attitudes, as I know few people here and spend little time here. I am much more informed on MacGregor culture, where I lived for 3 years. Attitudes differ based on which entry you are placed in. I can speak confidently that the population in D Entry in MacGregor provides a safe environment."

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