Talking Stick - May/June 2017 - 50
University of Massachusetts
THE STONEWALL CENTER IS ALSO PROACTIVE IN BEING AS INCLUSIVE AS POSSIBLE IN
THEIR FORMS AND LANGUAGE, ESPECIALLY AS THESE EVOLVE.
especially as these evolve. This is
apparent across the institution, as the
admissions materials offer nine options
for sexual orientation and nine options
for gender identity, and students can
pick more than one in each category.
Beemyn suggests that this is simply
keeping up with the complex ways that
students think about their gender and
sexual orientation. "The leadership
is very supportive and recognize
supporting trans students as a priority,"
Beemyn says. "I appreciate that so
much individual care is provided to
trans students. We have one of the
largest number of students living on
campus in the country, but we take the
time to talk to each trans student and
talk about the best option for them."
Mary C. Jordan is assistant director of housing
for residential education at the University of
Florida in Gainesville.
Carolynn Komanski is director of youth
conference services at the University of Florida.
Kathryn Magura is assistant director of
operations at Oregon State University in
Tonie Miyamoto is director of communications
and sustainability for housing and dining
services at Colorado State University in Fort
Andy Robison is director of facilities at Purdue
University in West Lafayette, Indiana.
Erik Sorensen is assistant director of residence
life at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.
Tina Tormey is the director of residential
education at The College of New Jersey in