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Residential Council Minutes :: November 11, 2003

Members present: Jesse Goodman, Laurel Rapp, Victor Long, Alexander Merkler, Joshua Troy, Andrew Feinstein, Brookes Brown, Jonathan Marcus, Olanma Okoji, Pamela Dubyak; Ada McElroy; Chris Guhin
Alternates present: Allison Shaw; Adam Deitch

Members absent: Alexander Carnevale
Alternates absent:

Lottery: Nothing.
Policy: Nothing.
Program House: Thanks for all who came to Fall Review; Program House Info Session on November 19.

Housing Officer Chad Mank was introduced.

1. Program House Evaluations were voted upon, based on scores given at Fall Review, out of a scale of 100, with below a 75 necessitating consideration of punitive action, a 75 to 90 necessitating return to Spring Review, and a 90 to 100 not requiring a return to Spring Review. King House receives an 100 (11-0-0); Harambee an 80 (10-0-1); Alpha Delta Phi an 100 (10-0-2); Alpha Epsilon Pi an 100 (11-0-1); Kappa Alpha Theta an 85 (11-0-0); Delta Tau an 100 (10-1-0); Interfaith House an 100 by consensus; Technology House a 90 (11-0-0); Games House a 90 by unanimous consent; Zeta Delta Xi a 90 by unanimous consent; Sigma Chi a controversial an 100 (10-1-0), to be changed to a 90 if they are found guilty at an upcoming Dean's Hearing; Theta Delta Chi a 90 by unanimous consent; West House a 90 by unanimous consent; Spanish House a 90 by unanimous consent. Next week there will be votes on Delta Phi, French House, Art House, Buxton International House, and Alpha Chi Omega. Phi Kappa Psi, which missed Fall Review, will attend next meeting for evaluation.

2. Transgendered students spoke about need for transgendered-specific housing, especially for first years and for those who are pre-operative (who have not yet changed their gender). Bathrooms are also a concern, though rooms could be placed in a floor with lockable bathrooms. The transgendered students expect that approximately ten students per year, and that five doubles should suffice. The Queer Alliance noted that queer students could also choose this option. A contract, similar to Quiet Dorm or Substance Free, was also discussed and supported. This issue will be dealt with at a later meeting.

Submitted by Chris Guhin, Residential Council Secretary 2003-2004