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New House

New House website     |     Population = 140

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)
43
30.7%
6.53 ± 0.85
6.13 ± 1.42
5.30 ± 1.80
yes: 84.8%
no: 4.3%
unsure: 10.9%
yes: 55.3%
no: 14.9%
unsure: 29.8%
5.81 ± 1.27
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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
(%)
5.27 ± 1.57
25.7%
0.0%
40.0%
31.4%
2.9%
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
(%)
6.64 ± 0.76
74.1%
0.0%
14.8%
3.7%
3.7%
3.7%

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Comments (primary residence)

"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."

"When I first came to MIT I didn't really know what to think about the LGBTQ community because I had never really been exposed to it. I was always raised to think that the lifestyle is wrong, but MIT has definitely affected those views, some may argue for the better. "

"New House is split into 9 extremely autonomous houses. I recommend listing them separately in the survey. I live in House 5, and my answers are entirely irrelevant to anyone wondering how accepting French House or Chocolate City are."

"when I first came here (house 5, desmond) I was a little apprehensive about how queer-accepting it would be, but I like it here. people see you as a person, not as a category. We aren't as loud & open as other living groups, but that doesn't mean we're not as friendly and accepting."

"Many of the people who would make it uncomfortable for LGBTQ students are graduating. I believe next year New House would be an extremely comfortable place. "

"New House and Next House seem to be accepting communities. I've never really seen a place here at MIT that is not accepting of the LBGTQ community."

Comments (secondary residence)

"Spanish house is welcoming to everyone."

"We have 6 openly LGBTQ students (out of 29 residents) in Spanish house. To me it seems like people are accepting and tolerant. Even the few who are strongly religious have no problem hanging out with and talking to LGBTQ students."

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