After receiving a vote of symbolic support from Student Congress on Tuesday, a proposal to create a gender-neutral housing option is primed for consideration by University administrators.
The proposal, which first gained student support early last spring, will be submitted to Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Winston Crisp on Oct. 7.
The proposal would allow individuals of any sexual orientation, gender expression and gender identity to live together in UNC’s residence halls.
“We had to first find out if this was even a possibility, if this was something that people were interested or willing to do,” said Terri Phoenix, director of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Center, who has been working closely with students on the request.
If the proposal is passed through Chancellor Holden Thorp’s office, the Department of Housing and Residential Education will begin to make plans.