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Creating an LGBT+ Inclusive University
A Practical Resource Guide for Faculty and Administrators

ISBN 9781032180847
Published May 17, 2022 by Routledge
134 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations

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The rates of bullying and dropouts due to lack of safety in colleges and universities and subsequent suicidality for LGBT+ young adults and college students are exponentially higher than for non-LGBT+ people. As a result, many American college students are suffering needlessly, and many faculty and administrators are unsure of what to do. This book solves that problem. Setting out best practices and professional guidance for creating LGBT+ inclusive learning in schools, this approachable and easy-to-follow book guides faculty, administrators, and other staff toward appropriate and proven ways to create safer learning environments, update campus policies, enhance curricula, and better support LGBT+ college students as they learn.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments;   How Big of A Problem Is This?;  Preface;   Introduction;   Section I;   Section II;   Section III;   Afterword;   Appendix I: Opposition;   Index;   Continue to Grow Your Knowledge;   Archives and Collections to Visit;  Organizations;   Suggested Readings;   About the Author 

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Dr. Kryss Shane, LSW, LMSW (she/her) has been called a "Leading LGBT+ Expert" by The New York Times, Cosmopolitan Magazine, CNBC, Huffington Post, various Parent and Business magazines and websites, and by a wide variety of professional organizations due to her almost 30 years of experience in this field.


Dr. Kryss Shane has created an invaluable resource for higher education institutions to become LGBT+ affirming environments. She draws from her almost 30 years of practice experience -and the insights from her first two books on LGBT+ affirming K-12 schools and workplaces- to create a practical guide for faculty and administrators. The increase in LGBT+-identified middle and high school students means that colleges and universities who want to meet the needs of next year's students have to become LGBT+- affirming institutions. As Past-President of the American Association of Suicidology, I know that one of the best ways to reduce suicide risk among LGBT+ youth is to ensure that their learning environment is affirming and supportive. Whether your campus is addressing LGBT+ issues for the first time or fine-tuning decades of thoughtful work, Dr. Shane's text will help your college or university get to the next level.

-Dr. Jonathan Singer, Past-President of the American Association of Suicidology

As someone who has traveled to hundreds of college campuses facilitating programs exploring secrets and stigma, I know first-hand the need for this book. As she has done with her two previous works in the field, Dr. Kryss writes Creating an LGBT+ Inclusive University: A Practical Resource Guide for Faculty and Administrators to a broad audience sharing nuanced insights leaving readers with practical actions that can help move all of us forward.

-Frank Warren, founder of PostSecret

On my show "I Am Jazz," the world watched me grow up and then head off to Harvard. What many didn't realize was how much my parents and I had to research and work to ensure that any college I applied to would be inclusive and affirming of my transgender identity. The ongoing work of Dr. Kryss, including this book, "Creating an LGBT+ Inclusive University: A Practical Resource Guide for Faculty and Administrators" is not only easy-to-read and easy-to-follow, it is absolutely critical for the success of all current and future college students.

-Jazz Jennings, Award-Winning International Transgender Activist and star of TLC network’s hit show "I Am Jazz"