The Shield

Finding housing as a transgender student

Housing and Residence Life is working on a pilot program to help students find their ideal living situation.

Megan Thorne and Emma Corry

December 4, 2019

Jaxen Margason lived with female students his first two years at USI. The senior history major previously went to Vincennes University where he had his own room. Margason’s mother emailed Housing and Residence Life before he transferred to ask about disability housing and she asked if he could ...

Administration approves new housing policy

Administration approves new housing policy

Megan Thorne, Managing Editor

September 3, 2019

Rebeka Mercker and other members of the Student Housing Association waited anxiously over the summer to hear if the change in the visitation policy would be passed.  The policy change, allowing students to have members of the opposite sex stay the night on campus went into effect Aug. 1.  ...

SGA approves resolution of support for change in housing policy

SGA approves resolution of support for change in housing policy

Riley Guerzini, Managing Editor

February 14, 2019

The Student Government Association General Assembly voted to approve a resolution of support for the Student Housing Association’s (SHA) proposal for a change in the overnight visitation policy at their regularly scheduled meeting Thursday. SGA Attorney General Sarah Seward-Genung said the proposal was o...

Keeping campus PG

Keeping campus PG

Sarah Rogers, Features Editor

February 12, 2019

Kassie Miller met Collin her freshman year of high school while they were both involved in FFA (Future Farmers of America). Shortly after, the freshman health professions major and her now fiancé began dating. Miller and Collin lived together until Miller decided to go to school and pursue a d...

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