The University of California has added questions pertaining to gender identity and sexual orientation to all college applications in an effort to collect demographic data. Not many colleges and universities have any data relating to its LGBT* community, which could provide valuable information on how to better serve and meet their needs and provide student support and additional resources by promoting a safe and welcoming learning environment.
You can read more about the methods for these questions with the FAQs – Gender & Sexuality Questions on UC’s Admission Application.
Would you like to see UW-Whitewater ask similar demographic questions on its applications forms? Leave a comment with your opinion and reasons why or why not.