GUSA Group Addresses LGBTQ Safety Concerns
Published: Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Updated: Tuesday, August 28, 2012 02:08
“We were more focusing on the education side of it, so getting people to know that it’s there,” Gustafson said.
The last recommendation focused on creating a mixed-gender housing option for self- identified LGBTQ students.
According to Subbaraman, the LGBTQ Center works with the Office of Housing and Residence Life to accommodate students with different gender identities but does not offer gender-neutral housing.
Kohnert-Yount said she knew of transgender students who initially enrolled at Georgetown but did not stay long enough to graduate.
“That students have come to Georgetown and not found it a welcoming enough place to stay to graduate is unacceptable,” Kohnert-Yount said.
According to Gustafson and Kohnert-Yount, GUSA will focus on implementing the recommendations and maintaining the conversation with the Office of Housing and Residence Life.
“We want every student to come in and feel that Georgetown is a good place for them. Otherwise, we aren’t fulfilling our mission,” Kohnert-Yount said.
Hoya Staff Writer Sarah Patrick contributed to this report.