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Old 03-11-2010, 01:00 PM
 
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Just how religous is St. Rose College? Any lesbians or atheists have any problems there?
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Old 03-11-2010, 02:39 PM
 
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Just how religous is St. Rose College? Any lesbians or atheists have any problems there?
I'm not sure, but you might want to check out SUNY-Albany. There's a law school in the area as well.
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Old 03-11-2010, 07:13 PM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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Just how religious is St. Rose College? Any lesbians or atheists have any problems there?
Just after I read your question my daughter called me. Her boyfriend is at St. Rose. She says, no, she doesn't think there would be any problems and that she's pretty sure there are gay students there. Her bf is the son of a preacher but not overly religious himself. They require you to take a couple of theology-related courses because they are affiliated with the Catholic church, but it's best known as a music school and there are all types of people in the music programs.
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Old 03-12-2010, 09:32 AM
 
Location: Albany, NY
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Lots of people in the school aren't religious. It used to be much more heavily affiliated with the Catholic church but it's only Catholic now in that it encourages its students to have a moral compass and be good citizens.

There are plenty of gay guys and quite a few lesbians, though as a gay male student myself, I tend to notice the males more. (I also have trouble identifying lesbians much of the time.) Education, music, communication and art are among its largest and most successful programs. UAlbany is good, but if you are interested in any of those programs especially, then go for Saint Rose. It's also nice because Saint Rose is entirely part of the community, whereas only parts of UAlbany are. Most of its campus is sectioned off from the rest of Albany. There is also a lot more opportunity for civic engagement at Saint Rose. It's easier to stand out in a smaller school, in other words.

When I was looking into transferring to Saint Rose from Castleton State College in Vermont, I had some of the same concerns. Everything has been fine, though. The school is VERY accepting of everyone. There is a LGBTQ group called Identity and they have an annual (though small, at a small college) Pride celebration. My sexuality also has not been a factor in being hired by the library while still enrolled as a student.

If you have any other questions, feel free to private message me, if that's an option. (I'm new on this site.) Best of luck!
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Old 03-16-2010, 10:20 PM
 
Location: Upstate NY
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While it used to be a religious all-girls college, it isn't any more. My sister (who is very non-Christian) is going there and says she's never had any problems and doesn't know of anyone who has had problems there due to religion or gender preference. I'm sure you'll come across a few people who have different views and might have issues with such people, but that could happen at any college.
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