As with any sub-population of college students, there is a great deal of variance among individual LGBTQ students in terms of their expectations and desires when it comes to choosing or persisting at a particular college. Perhaps the one unifying objective among members of this group is a goal common to almost every student at every level of study: to find an educational environment in which the student will feel valued and supported while pursuing his or her educational goals. To this end, LGBTQ students have unique needs that historically have gone unaddressed.
Tammy Johnson and Daniel Weber. “LGBTQ Students,” in Recruiting and Retaining a Diverse Student Body, 99-108. AACRAO, 2018.