Rutgers-Helping LGBT Students Feel Safe
Rutgers, the state university of New Jersey recognizes that going to college has enough stress built into it without having to worry if you’re going to get along with your roommate. They’re trying their best to make the LGBT community of students more comfortable by allowing males and females to share a dorm room.
Campus housing officials have agreed to make 100+ rooms in three dorms available to students who are uncomfortable with living with someone of the same sex. This change has been inspired by the tragic story of Tyler Clementi, a gay freshman at Rutgers who had jumped off the George Washington Bridge after his roommate streamed a video of Tyler having sex with another man in his dorm room.
Rutgers is the latest university to add a gender-neutral policy, Columbia, Emory, and George Washington have similar options for students who are uneasy rooming with the same sex.
If you’d like to read more about Rutgers, Time has a great article detailing the story.
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