The Columbia Chronicle

Faulty communication techniques harm students

By Editor-in-Chief

November 2, 2015

At the start of the academic year, Columbia introduced a new Gender Inclusive Initiative to make the college a more welcoming community to all of its students.As reported Sept. 14 by The Chronicle, the initiative came through efforts put forth by the LGBTQ Office of Culture & Community, the Office of Multicultural Affairs and student-group Common Ground, and is aimed at increasing educational resources about diverse gen...

Initiative benefits students across gender spectrum

September 14, 2015

Columbia is known by its students for its diversity and inclusiveness—a reputation the college will strengthen this fall as the Office of Multicultural Affairs launches its Gender Inclusive Initiative across campus.Some parts of the initiative existed prior to this academic year, such as allowing informal name change requests and providing a limited number of all-gender restrooms on campus, but the initiative will expand tho...

There are currently 18 buildings on campus with all-gender restrooms, according the college’s website 

Students: ‘Gender Initiative a step in the right direction’

September 14, 2015

“Hello my name is Arley, my pronouns are they/them/theirs,” reads a poster that now hangs in several Columbia buildings. The hanging of these posters is one of many actions being taken by the O...

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