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Zeta Beta Tau

Zeta Beta Tau website     |     Population = 56

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)
19
33.9%
5.58 ± 1.66
5.26 ± 1.55
4.11 ± 1.73
yes: 47.4%
no: 15.8%
unsure: 36.8%
yes: 31.6%
no: 42.1%
unsure: 26.3%
5.72 ± 1.28
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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
(%)
4.17 ± 1.26
5.9%
5.9%
23.5%
52.9%
0.0%
11.8%
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
(%)
6.21 ± 1.06
53.8%
7.7%
30.8%
7.7%
0.0%
0.0%

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Comments (primary residence)

"As a community, we are not the most friendly to LGBTQ community. While there is no open hostility, I'm of the opinion that if I did identify as LGBTQ, I would not really be comfortable living here, because there is not much awareness about those issues. In short, the group is ambivalent, but mostly ignorant."

Comments (secondary residence)

"I think MIT is one of the most accepting places I've yet to seen."

"One of my closest friend, whom I've known since I was 1 year old, came out to me as Bi 2 years ago. He had identified himself as Bisexual for the past 3 years, but didn't have the courage to tell me. Mainly because we had grown a bit apart since he transferred from school, but I still cared for him. When he told me, I wasn't as surprised, but I'll admit that I felt a bit uncomfortable whenever he talked about his experience with other men. That was when I had to learn that nothing could change between us, he is still the same guy I met long ago. And I'm happy to say that our friendship has grown. / / A few weeks ago I was chatting/catching up to him at 3 in morning. He was feeling a bit down, and he wanted to know how I was doing. He asked how I could stand MIT with all the work/activities I'm involved in. And I told him that I could do all of it because I'm doing what makes me happy. He later unexpectedly thanks me for being there for him through all those years, even after he came out. And he felt better about being and doing what makes him happy. I miss him, I wish we could've hang out more often before college, but I'm glad that we still keep contact with each other."

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