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2015

Postsecondary education

Higher Education Administration

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Experiences Of Lgbtq Students Attending A University In Rural, Bible Belt America, Eric Joseph Weber Jan 2015

Experiences Of Lgbtq Students Attending A University In Rural, Bible Belt America, Eric Joseph Weber

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The experiences of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) students currently attending universities in rural, Bible Belt areas in the United States are unknown. Additionally, there is disconnect noted in the literature between the purpose of a postsecondary educational institution and what is actually experienced by LGBTQ students. While the college experience should promote personal and academic growth that allows students to reach their full potential, LGBTQ students have historically experienced ill-treatment on campuses which accounts for at least some disconnect noted in the literature. This qualitative phenomenological study offered a group of LGBTQ students the opportunity to tell ...