Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Semester of Degree Completion


Thesis Director

Charles G. Eberly


This study examined the campus climate for gay, lesbian, and bisexual students at Eastern Illinois University. The population (N=210) was studied to investigate three hypotheses: 1) there are no differences between the variables of gender, campus involvement, race and university status in relation to attitudes towards homosexuals; 2) there are no differences among students, and faculty/staff/administration in the type of involvement each would extend to homosexual students under duress; and 3) there are no differences among students, faculty, and staff in their willingness to be educated and their levels of education about homosexual issues. The population of students and faculty, staff, and administration were randomly selected in spring, 1999. A survey including the Attitudes toward Lesbians and Gay Men (ATLGM) administered to the population sample showed some significant differences among variables such as gender, campus involvement, race, and university status.