November 24, 2012 | by Phil Reese
UNC Chapel Hill offers gender-neutral housing
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Wilson Library, gay news, Washington Blade

University of North Carolina Chapel Hill program designed to help create safe spaces for LGBT students. (Photo by Ildar Sagdejev via wikimedia commons)

RALEIGH, N.C. — In a first for a publicly funded college, the Board of Trustees of University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill unanimously endorsed a bid for gender-neutral housing options as an opt-in for some students, as an effort to create better options for LGBT students.

“We have, I think, a commitment and an obligation to our students that if we admit them to the University of North Carolina, that we have to provide them with a safe place to live and study,” Alston Gardner, a trustee from Chapel Hill, told the News & Observer newspaper, in reaction to the two-year student-led effort.

 

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