AROUND SUNY: SUNY Students Call for Gender Inclusivity

By The Daily Record

November 19, 2015

Silhouette logo of men and women in various colors with their heads being the binary and non-binary gender symbolsThe executive committee of the Student Assembly of the State University of New York passed a resolution requesting that the State University of New York adopt a policy of increased gender inclusivity both in physical facilities and in institutional language. The resolution was put forth to the assembly’s executive committee and passed during the committee’s business meeting on Oct. 31.

The resolution was presented to the Executive Committee in order to support SUNY students of the Marginalized Orientations, Gender Identities and Intersex (MOGII) community who often are not considered in general university policy and practices. The resolution specifically calls upon SUNY to take action in providing gender inclusive facilities, which would include private bathrooms that can be used by any person regardless of gender.  It also asks SUNY to transition its policies and institutional technologies to those which use students’ primary names and preferred gender pronouns rather than their birth names and pronouns.

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