George Washington University will introduce gender-neutral housing options during the 2011-2012 academic year, according to an announcement made yesterday. Male and female students who hope to live together will have to request the option, which will be offered in every one of GW’s co-ed residence halls.
“I credit our students with identifying the need and urging our administration to take an in-depth look at these issues,” Peter Konwerski, GW’s dean of students, said in a news release.
Last month, the Georgetown University Student Association passed a resolution that encouraged discussion about gender-neutral housing that drew the ire of the Cardinal Newman Society. Despite the attention, neither GUSA nor the University have indicated official plans to change the on-campus housing policy.