Improving LGBTQIA2S+/SOGI Demographic Data Collection within the CSU Using a QuantCrit Framework

By Kailey Jo (KJ) Palmer

Even when demographic numbers are collected and made accessible, they provide an incomplete understanding of our students and an inadequate basis for creating relevant programs and policies. In this memo, the author brings forth key challenges with SOGI demographic data collection and explores other approaches used to understand the experiences of LGBTQIA2S+ students, using a QuantCrit lens. Through this review, the author contributes to ongoing conversations within the CSU community about enhancing policies and practices to better recognize, support, and empower our LGBTQIA2S+ populations.