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Raymond E. Crossman, Ph.D., President, Adler School of Professional Psychology
Dr. Crossman Speaks with Chronicle of Higher Ed: Why Applications
Ask About Sexual Orientation

As reported by Inside Higher Ed in its Dec. 12 story “U. of Iowa Will Ask," the Adler School of Professional Psychology is one of only several institutions of higher education—including Elmhurst College, MIT, and most recently, the University of Iowa—that has included an optional question about sexual orientation on admission applications.

In follow-up to his story "U. of Iowa Will Ask Applicants if They 'Identify With' the Gay Community," Chronicle of Higher Education reporter Eric Hoover spoke with Adler School President Raymond E. Crossman, Ph.D., about the Adler School's inclusion of the optional question "Would you consider yourself a member of the LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, queer) community?"

The question is a way of affirming  the Adler School's social justice mission, which includes training practitioners to work with LGBTQ communities, Dr. Crossman explains. Responses to the questions have practical value for the Adler School “It helps us think about scale, how much we are really serving [LGBTQ students]. Faculty want to know. It helps us with designing the educational experience.”

Click here to read “The Next ‘Hip’ Question in Admissions?"

About the Adler School

The Adler School of Professional Psychology has provided quality education through a scholar/practitioner model for 60 years. Its mission is to continue the pioneering work of Alfred Adler by graduating socially responsible practitioners, engaging communities, and advancing social justice. The Adler School enrolls more than 1,000 students in doctoral and master’s degree programs and offerings at its campuses in Chicago and Vancouver, British Columbia.


Kim McCullough
Director of Communications
Adler School of Professional Psychology
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