Meredith McGee '23, president of Lafayette's Lavender Lane, quoted in Inside Higher Ed article about how colleges and universities are creating more housing for transgender and nonbinary students Twitter
Meredith McGee ’23, president of Lafayette’s Lavender Lane, was quoted in a recent Inside Higher Ed article about how colleges and universities are creating more housing aimed at transgender and nonbinary students.
McGee said that while Lafayette already allowed students to live with any roommate regardless of gender, that placed the onus on the student to find people they are comfortable living with.
“Just because you’re friends with someone doesn’t mean you live well together,” McGee said. “Having a dedicated house to be gender-inclusive … doesn’t come with the burden of putting your own community together.”
Lafayette opened Lavender Lane, its first-ever fully gender-neutral, gender-inclusive residence hall, last year in the former Tri Delta sorority house, providing a welcoming living space for 25 LGBTQIA+ sophomore, junior, and senior students and allies.