The House of Roy is open to any students who are interested in issues of gender identity and sexual orientation. Specifically, House of Roy is a supportive residential community where lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students and allies can explore and express who they are in a safe and affirming environment.
The acronym used in these learning outcomes is LGBTQPA. LGBTQPA stands for, respectively, Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Questioning (or Queer)/Pansexual/Allies. Expected learning outcomes for House of Roy participants include:
- Residents will demonstrate the ability to speak coherently and effectively about LGBTQPA student experiences and campus/area resources.
- Residents will have a heightened knowledge of how self-discovery and the coming out process have a direct relationship with accomplishing lifelong goals.
- Residents will be able to identify what active listening skills are, and utilize skills by taking others’ point of view into consideration.
- Residents will be able to collaborate and work as a team to contribute to the achievement of group/house goals.
- Residents will understand their identity within the LGBTQPA community as well as other identities within the LGBTQPA culture worldwide.
- Residents will articulate the advantages and challenges of being a LGBTQPA member both within the LGBTQPA community and in society as a whole, and be able to challenge stereotypes of the LGBTQPA community.
- Residents will understand the history of LGBTQPA movement.
- Residents will be aware of current events within the community, such as the politics of marriage.
Personal and Educational Goals
- Residents will be able to explain their own personal and educational goals to fellow students/residents/individuals.
- Residents will demonstrate enhanced self-esteem through activities/learning and open communication.
- Self esteem will be assessed through standardized assessment as a pre-post test.