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Senior House

Senior House website     |     Population = 137

General results

Response rate
(# | %)
Comfortable having LGBTQ
in group (1-7 ± SD)
LGBQ (1-7 ± SD)
Trans (1-7 ± SD)
(yes | no | unsure)
Know LBGTQ in living group
(yes | no | unsure)
Group attitude toward
LGBTQ (1-7 ± SD)
6.34 ± 1.77
6.16 ± 1.77
5.81 ± 1.94
yes: 83.3%
no: 7.4%
unsure: 8.3%
yes: 100.0%
no: 0.0%
unsure: 0.0%
6.27 ± 1.62
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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
4.42 ± 1.90
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
6.07 ± 1.79

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Comments (primary residence)

"Love Senior House. So gay-friendly. We are now making October Gaytober every year and putting on different events to celebrate the LGBTQ community. Awesome haus!"

"3WAR is GayWAR (pronounced "ware") because of our high percentage of LGBTQ students. "

"Senior House and tEp are both completely, totally, %100 accepting of all sexual orientations. "

"need more transgender people here"

"We love the gays."

"I literally received a bag of dicks the first day I arrived at Senior House."

"I consider Senior Has to be one of the most welcoming dorms when it comes to LGBTQ residents. This is not to say other dorms don't share the accolade, but I have always felt that the community at Senior Has truly embraces the identities of all those who live here and visit here."

"Cum one, cum all! "

"Senior Haus is ridiculously accepting. I don't think I've ever felt out of place here."

"I am a gay Senior House. I often feel uncomfortable and can't wait to move out."

"Gays not welcome."

"Do not choose dorm based on sexual orientation. This stupid survey is destroying dorm cultures because people come live with us and disregard our culture."

"Senior House is the most gay-friendly dormitory on campus. No one's going to deride you for being gay, and no one's going to congratulate you for it. It's simply not a way that residents judge each others' worth. That said, we are extremely sex-positive in general, and so conversations about sex (gay sex, straight sex, alternative sex) are common and enthusiastically participated in."

"we don't like fags here."

"Senior House is a very accepting environment for just about anyone. In the last couple of years residents of Senior House have even put on events celebrating the acceptance LGBQT identities. I've lived in Senior House for 4 years and I've never felt uncomfortable being open about my sexuality. When I was a freshman there were openly gay upperclassmen who everyone treated equally. It's just never been an issue to be different in Senior House. / / As for my fraternity Tau Epsilon Phi, I've had similar experiences. Everyone is really friendly and accepting to the LGBQT community. "

"Senior House is a dorm that doesn't really care about other people-in a good way. Whatever gender or sexuality you are, it is not a limiting factor to interactions with other people in the house. / At tEp, sexuality and gender are considered an attribute of your personality. People are very open with their sexuality, and there are a few same-sex couples that hang around a lot."

"Senior House is by far the most welcoming place i've ever been to -- whether it be ethnicity, gender, major, hair color, sexual orientation, when you sleep, what music you listen to -- I have never felt so welcomed and at home. I have never felt so normal being what society deems is "abnormal." / "

"you wear feathers in your hair? great! who cares if you're male or female or trans or gender queer? the feathers look good and thats what matters."

"Senior House is a really accepting place and my life here has been really easy because I can simply be myself. I am confident here because I know that if somebody tries to be mean to me, the majority is on my side."

"Over 4 years in Senior House, there was one time that another resident said a lgbt comment to me which upset me. I talked to the housemaster and my GRT and they helped me figure out how to talk to the person. I got an apology from the person and I got a really good feeling about how ready and willing the housemaster and GRT were to help me."

"its great to see diversity and i'm always happy to learn from others about their perspectives that are different from mine. i'm glad that mit is also welcoming to all genders and most groups are as well."

"Senior House is a haven for LGBTQ students. The residents do not judge people based on their sexuality at all, instead, sexuality is celebrated. I always feel comfortable as an LGBTQ student in Senior House. / / AEPhi is extremely open to LGBTQ people. We have an extremely high ratio of LGBTQ sisters and I've always felt comfortable being out with my sisters."

"It's awesome! Like half the people on my hall are LGBTQ!"

"Being LBGT-positive is very important to Senior House!"

"Senior House accepts everybody: LGBTQ, conservatives, quiet people, assholes... We currently have a large and active LGBTQ community and I think that's because we honestly don't give a shit where you're from or how you identify or what your views are. You can come here and be whatever you want."

"Higher floors and HNC tend to be more accepting of LGBTQ students"

"Senior House is a great place to be LGBTQ. People generally range from supportive to indifferent."

"Those stickers that say "gay people accepted here" are pretty fucked up. If anybody does not accept the gays THEY can put up a sign. The default should be to accept gay people into your office."

"I get the feeling that some members of our dorm community feel antagonized as LGBT people, when the only thing anybody really holds against them is some facet of their personality. It's fine to live in Senior House and be openly gay, for example, but if you hang a sign outside your door that's like, FREE BJ'S FOR EVERYONE, and then set yourself up as an unofficial mouthpiece for LGBT@MIT, some people are going to take issue with that."

"I've had so much gay sex here"

"Senior house is perhaps the most accepting community for lgbtq people on campus, and TEP is comparable. "

"Senior House is definitely a place where one can be safe in their way of life. "

Comments (secondary residence)

"Senior House is wonderful for its stances on acceptance and tolerance, and is made a much more welcoming, strong community because of them. "

"Do not choose dorm based on sexual orientation. This stupid survey is destroying dorm cultures because people come live with us and disregard our culture."

"I was on the women's rugby team for 3 years and learned to be very accepting of people with different sexual orientation than my own. "

"Gays creep me out."

"I'm from East Campus and I don't feel comfortable toward gay people. I much prefer they keep a don't ask don't tell policy if they have to be here. I have friends in Senior Haus who feel the same way, but I also hear there is a large gay community in Senior Haus. I'm always grateful I've never had to live near them."

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