A Collaborative Community Project

What if our answers to some of the questions change?

You can submit any changes to Amie McKibban at armckibban@usi.edu or 812-465-1222.

What if we score low in one or more of the areas?

Scoring low in some areas is expected and will not necessarily exclude your organization from being listed in the resource guide.

What if I don’t understand a question?

No problem! If you aren’t sure how to answer a question, you can contact Amie McKibban at armckibban@usi.edu or 812-465-1222 for assistance. Our team can also assist you with any confusion about questions during the follow-up interview.

What kind of information do I need to have in order to complete the survey?

Throughout the online survey, you will be asked to complete a series of questions about your organization or business in four areas: (1) equal employment opportunity and benefits; (2) employee climate; (3) employer public engagement; (4) consumer climate.

How did you decide what questions to ask?

We developed the survey using approaches: (1) evidence-based practices from the Human Rights Campaign Equality Index and National Assessment Tool Questions for Pride Indexes and (2) feedback from local community groups and members who are LGBT, obtained during a service learning project in an upper-level Community Psychology course at the University of Southern Indiana. This last approach was utilized to ensure that the assessment was a good fit within the city’s historical and cultural context, a critical aspect to asset mapping.

Will my answers to the questions be made public?

No, your individual answers to the questions will not be made public. The information will be used to assess levels of inclusivity in the four areas.

What types of groups can participate in this project?

Any business, organization, or group that provides services in Evansville and the surrounding area may choose to participate in this project.

Who can complete the survey?

A qualified or chosen representative of your organization or business should complete the survey. Ideally, this will be someone who has access to information regarding benefits, policies, employee trainings, etc.

What does the term transgender mean?

Given the term “transgender” is used in many different ways to mean different things, the current project will use the term very broadly to encompass many variations in gender identity and expression. Specifically, the term transgender will be used to refer to individuals who (a) express themselves in a way that does not fit into typical gender-role expectations (e.g., a female who is perceived as masculine or a male who is perceived to be effeminate); (b) are transitioning genders, for example from male to female or female to male; and (c) identify and express an ambiguous gender (e.g., those who have a gender neutral name, clothing, and appearance and who do not use gender specific pronouns).

You have questions, we have answers.

If you have a question that is not addressed below, do not hesitate to contact our team.

Frequently Asked Questions