Campus Units

Education, School of

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

Fall 2001

Journal or Book Title

College Student Affairs Journal

Volume

21

Issue

1

First Page

82

Last Page

91

Abstract

Through the use of in-depth interviews, the perceptions of Resident Assistants (RAs) held by 20 lesbian, gay, and bisexual students were explored. Students were asked about their experiences with and expectations of RAs. They were also questioned about their ideas concerning RA training. Students expected RAs to be open and accepting, personally supportive, and to create accepting climates. RAs who identified themselves as lesbian, gay, or bisexual were valued as confidants and network builders, and contributed in a positive way to students' favorable impressions of the residence life department.

Comments

This article is from College Student Affairs Journal; Fall 2001; 21(1); 82-91. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

Information Age Publishing

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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