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Student Success Initiative

We are committed to promoting a safe and inclusive learning environment for LGBTQ students at Big Bend Community College.  Collecting data will allow us to know more about our students so we can be better prepared to design and develop curricular and co-curricular programs that reflect students’ diverse perspectives and experiences.

We believe the implementation of this new process will serve as a testimony of our commitment to diversity, academic achievement and student success.

Program examples include:

  • Campus Safe Zones Projects and Training
  • LGBTQ Student Clubs
  • Student, Staff, and Faculty Professional Development
  • Mentoring for LGBTQ Organizations and Clubs
  • Course Offerings

When students register for classes at Big Bend they will see two questions during the online registration process:

  1. What is your sexual orientation?

    Bisexual
    Gay
    Lesbian
    Queer
    Straight/Heterosexual
    Other
    Prefer not to answer

  1. What is your gender identity?

    Feminine
    Masculine
    Androgynous
    Gender Neutral
    Transgender
    Other
    Prefer not to answer

These questions are optional; however, we encourage students to provide this confidential information so we can design and implement programs and services that provide meaningful and rewarding learning opportunities for all students.

For more information on the history, planning and implementation of this new initiative please follow the links, below:

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