Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Gender Neutral Housing Stalled at Yale University

Yale University was supposed to move forward on plans to introduce gender neutral housing for students, but now there is a stall for time and an attempt to re-evaluate the plan.

Gender-neutral housing options will not be available for the 2009-'10 housing cycle, Yale College Dean Mary Miller announced in a statement today.

Instead, a task force will be formed by Associate Deans Marichal Gentry and John Meeske to explore such options further.

An ad hoc committee of administrators, formed in January 2008, recently recommended that Yale allow gender-neutral housing options for juniors and seniors. The Council of Masters endorsed the recommendations in February 2009. But the Officers of the University requested that additional data be gathered on the successes of these policies at peer institutions. (Yale Daily News)
Yale need not look far to other universities and colleges that have implemented similar plans successfully, why is this an issue?, and why is the school wasting money, time and resources debating whether cisgender, and transgender students who prefer gender neutral housing should be given that accommodation?

Dean of Yale College, Mary Miller
Sterling Professor of the History of Art
1 Prospect Street, 1st floor
(203) 432-2914
Email: mary.miller@yale.edu

Associate Dean of Yale College, W. Marichal Gentry
Dean of Student Affairs
1 Prospect St, 1st floor
(203) 432-2907
Email: wmarichal.gentry@yale.edu

Associate Dean for Physical Resources and Planning, John Meeske
1 Prospect Street, Garden Level
(203) 432-2919
Email: john.meeske@yale.edu

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