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Student Housing Association to recommend change in visitation policy

Student Housing Association to recommend change in visitation policy

Noah Alatza, News Editor

October 29, 2018

The Student Housing Association (SHA) is considering a recommendation to the university administration that would change the current overnight visitation policy.  The current policy for campus housing states that "any guest staying in university housing must be of the same sex as the resident." Dir...

USI lags behind rest of the country on gender-neutral housing

USI lags behind rest of the country on gender-neutral housing

Noah Alatza, Community Engagement Manager

February 27, 2018

At nearly every state and private institution in Indiana, gender-neutral housing has been on the books for more than a decade. State colleges including Indiana University, Indiana University-Purdue University, Purdue University and the University of Evansville have all adopted gender-inclusive ...

Gender-neutral housing missing from USI

Shannon Hall

September 18, 2013

When he came to USI as a freshman, like most USI students, he had three roommates. The difference – all of his roommates were female because USI does not have gender-neutral housing, and he's transgender. The junior  asked to remain anonymous due to safety concerns. On his records, his gender...

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