“As it continues to face larger and more difficult attempts at policy change, these smaller events help to shape the campus climate and bring about the gradual developments that will hopefully lead to larger changes in the future.”
Multiple on-campus organizations are joining together to host a march for the marginalized Thursday morning.
Throughout the course of the year, discontent on campus with regards to race led UGBC and the administration to open up dialogue on these issues but they were unable to change much of the University’s policies.
The GLTBQ Leadership Council (GLC) received the Ever to Excel award for its work in making BC a more inclusive campus for GLTBQ students.
“The official recognition that this award brings is important, but what really matters is accomplishing future goals, such as expanding the non-discrimination clause.”
“With this in mind, we recommend that the Elections Committee continues to allow student leaders in ALC and GLC to ask questions at the debate. This is not about giving these groups special privileges—it is about ensuring there is equal and adequate representation in the debate.”
The extent of GLC’s power ends with its presentation, report, and proposal. As an organization of student government, it can organize and fight for its cause, but cannot actually implement any of the policies it proposes for the University.Despite this, the proposal still remains a good first step toward its goals and, even if rejected, acts as a symbolic gesture declaring UGBC’s stance when it comes to this issue.
Underscoring Tuesday’s campaign for an LGBTQ resource center was a history of tension, University pushback, according to student leaders.