LGBTQ+ Data Collection and Assessment Toolkit

The purpose of this toolkit is to provide guidance for departments wishing to collect data on LGBTQ+ students. In it, you will find reflective questions to consider before beginning your data collection, best practices for writing questions, sample questions, and points to consider when it is time to analyze and report out your data. Collecting data on LGBTQ+ people is important because without data that identifies the needs of the LGBTQ+ community, LGBTQ+ people remain invisible. The goal of collecting this data is to bring light to any disparities facing LGBTQ+ students and begin the process of your department holding itself accountable to rectifying those disparities. This data can be used to inform policy changes, create new and better programming, and develop support systems for LGBTQ+ students. 

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