Although gender-neutral housing was not on the Board of Trustees agenda this week, supporters are still hopeful to have the option by next fall.
The original plan was for Winston Crisp, vice chancellor of student affairs, to pitch the proposal at the meetings.
But proposed tuition increases dominated the board’s discussions, causing administrators to put the proposal on the back burner.
Terri Phoenix, director of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Center, said the board was focused on the budget, not their proposal.
“It was considered to be more of a time sensitive and high priority issue,” Phoenix said.
Phoenix said Crisp plans to meet with Chancellor Holden Thorp in the next two weeks to discuss the proposal.
“We’ve had a lot of support from Winston Crisp,” Phoenix said.
“He understands it is an issue of health and safety.”
The goal is to have the proposal passed by January and implemented in fall of 2012, Phoenix said.