Wednesday 18th October 2017,
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WCSA backs gender-inclusive housing

Senators passed a resolution in support of gender-inclusive housing at the Wesleyan Council on Student Affairs (WCSA) full senate meeting on Monday, March 23.

The resolution was discussed by WCSA at a Feb. 9 session, but was tabled until revisions could be made.

“Today we have an opportunity to endorse it,” said junior Jerry Lherisson, president of WCSA.

In tandem with the Spectrum Resource Center, Residential Life (ResLife) drafted the proposal under consideration. If it is approved by President Rock Jones, gender-inclusive housing options would be made available to Ohio Wesleyan students as early as next semester.

In addition to logistical considerations, the proposal includes letters of support from the community, the Admissions Office and Counseling Services.

The proposal was unanimously accepted by WCSA, with the full senate voting to endorse the resolution.

Executive members of WCSA also mentioned that their cost sharing initiative, introduced at last week’s meeting, needs to undergo some changes before progress can be made. “The proposal we have is not in its best form,” said junior Emma Drongowski, vice president of WCSA. “Instead of giving money to the student affairs division, we are looking to fund certain events that are important to students.” The revised proposal will be presented to the senators on March 30.

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