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University Sets Aside Space Exclusively for LGBTQ and ‘POC’

Campus Reform
Written by Campus Reform

Newly-vacated rooms in the Columbia University student center will be exclusively reservable by identity-based groups that cater to LGBTQ students and students of color.

Newly-vacated rooms in the Columbia University student center will be exclusively reservable by identity-based groups that cater to LGBTQ students and students of color.

The designation of LGBTQ- and POC-only spaces on campus comes after numerous suggestions by students and a proposal that was unanimously approved by the Columbia College Student Council calling for more institutional support for minorities, according to The Columbia Spectator.

The proposal, which Campus Reform reported on earlier this year, called for “more institutional support, staff, resources, funding, and space for LGBTQ+ students, students of color, and those who hold combinations of these identities.”

[RELATED: Emory looking to establish regular POC-only social events]

It remains to be seen whether the new spaces will be designed according to the proposal, which lobbied for numerous additions to these rooms, including a “mounted television,” “resources that could accommodate computers,” and more.

The resolution even included testimonials from numerous students lamenting the lack of support for marginalized students at Columbia.

“There are many spaces on campus, especially those that are dominated by straight males, that leave me tense,” said one freshman. “An LGBTQ+ Center would offer me y…

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