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Phi Sigma Kappa

Phi Sigma Kappa website     |     Population = 65

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)
31
47.7%
6.76 ± 0.82
6.36 ± 1.04
5.16 ± 1.43
yes: 88.9%
no: 4.4%
unsure: 6.7%
yes: 51.1%
no: 33.3%
unsure: 15.6%
6.36 ± 0.79
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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
(%)
4.51 ± 1.24
7.0%
0.0%
34.9%
46.5%
2.3%
9.3%
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
(%)
5.76 ± 1.71
55.6%
16.7%
19.4%
8.3%
0.0%
0.0%

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Comments (primary residence)

"My fraternity is open to all colors, religions, and sexual orientations. The only qualities that matter are respect for brotherhood, dedication to scholarship and athletics, and an honest character. I find the fraternity community extremely accepting of people with various backgrounds. We engage in honest discussions that build a strong community and develop a deep commitment to our living groups."

"I am straight; my former roommate and big brother in the fraternity is gay. I was the Chapter President the semester before we shared a room and he was the Chapter President the semester before that. We fully supported one another in endeavors both inside and outside of the house."

"Our living group has a strong tradition of accepting gay members. We recently had a gay president and people feel comfortable coming out here."

"Personally, I wouldn't accept anyone at my fraternity who opposes gay members."

"Phi Sig is very accepting of people who identify as LGBTQ . LGBTQ brothers have served as President, Rush Chairs, Inductors and other important positions. They feel comfortable bringing their partners into the house and talking openly about their relationships."

"There isn't any kind of anti-LBGQT sentiment. We've actually had gay and bisexual members in the past. However, some members often talk about "chicks" "hoes' and the like, while talk about gays tends to be derogatory now that we don't have openly gay members anymore. This only applies to a few."

"The most inflammatory speech against a homosexual person I have heard was from a gay member talking about another gay man. Other than that no one really seems to care about sexual preferences. "

"Fraternities at MIT are much more open and accepting than I realized when I first pledged, which I believe is a good thing. "

"We are very accepting. Had close friend who was openly gay as well as others who have already graduated. Attitude towards being tolerant has slipped a bit because younger guys don't have an openly gay brother who they look up to as I and many the year around me did. Still though, I would consider us currently very open."

"When I was a freshman our house was definitely more LGBTQ friendly, mainly because there were a few very prominent brothers in the house that were openly gay and everybody respected them. Even the guys who are still intolerant (of which there are few) loved and respected these brothers and it was a really good thing. Since then those brothers have graduated and the house has regressed somewhat. I've made some public announcements at house meeting to the effect that I don't like it when people throw around the word "gay" as a joke, but I don't think it has the same effect as confronting people when it happens. I know that if I came out at this point nothing would change--people would still treat me with love and respect--but had I been openly gay during my rush I think there would have been more brothers in opposition to giving me a bid. This is just speculation though, as the issue really hasn't come up since I've been living at the house."

Comments (secondary residence)

"The most inflammatory speech against a homosexual person I have heard was from a gay member talking about another gay man. Other than that no one really seems to care about sexual preferences. "

"Fraternities at MIT are much more open and accepting than I realized when I first pledged, which I believe is a good thing. "

"Phi Sig has had homosexual brothers in the past, and we love them. "

"I can gladly say I haven't seen any deliberate or even subtle homophobia at my first year here, although I do stay in my bubble and at this point found my niche friend group."

"Phi Sig is an extremely accepting place. We've had people from many classes who identify with the LGBTQI community and they've definitely found the house to be a welcoming place."

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