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Gender-Neutral Housing

Daily Tar Heel article about gender neutral housing, 2013

Daily Tar Heel Records (Collection Number 40148)
University Archives and Records Management Services

“Gender-neutral no more: Students re-housed in wake of program’s demise”
Chapel Hill, NC: Daily Tar Heel, August 19, 2013

In 2013, the UNC-Chapel Hill Board of Trustees unanimously approved gender-neutral housing for 32 students, but the state system's Board of Governors overturned the program before it began. Four UNC students had planned to live in the gender-neutral spaces, and were instead placed in alternative housing. The campaign for gender-neutral housing and the University’s subsequent pushback demonstrates that cisgender women are not the only group that has struggled to overcome barriers put in place by the administration.