Faculty Advisor

Hall-Phillips, Adrienne

Abstract

Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) is home to a thriving LGBTQIAP+ community. However, there currently is no physical location on campus where this population can go to get access to critical resources. Furthermore, those within that community who do not identify on either side of the spectrum of gender, face a unique set of issues with regards to preferred pronoun usage by peers. A general survey was distributed across campus to gage familiarity with the LGBTQIAP+ community. Interviews were conducted both to document experiences with using preferred pronouns in social settings and gather suggestions for the details of an LGBTQIAP+ resource center. From the collected data, a gender neutral pronoun training was written and a proposal for an LGBTQIAP+ resource center was drafted.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

May 2017

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Business

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