By Mary Milligan ’17
For the 2017-18 school year, upperclassmen will have the opportunity to choose to live with a resident of the opposite sex.
This was not the first time this has been brought into discussion at Hood. Last year as first-year housing was being implemented, students living at the Sunset Apartments would have the option to share an apartment with people of the opposite gender. However, no one took advantage of the opportunity.
Hood’s Student Government Association was asked by Matt Troutman, director of residence life and student conduct, to talk to students about what they thought. Overall, throughout surveys and conversations, they believed students saw it as positive.
A resolution written by SGA former president Logan Samuels ’17, former vice president Molly Masterson ’17 and former speaker of the senate Guillermo Sobalvarro ’17, and co-sponsored by Katie Mann ’17, a representative of residents, was presented to Troutman and Dean Olivia White, and sent to President Chapdelaine.
Samuels said, “I chose to support the resolution as SGA president because I believe the decision truly reflects the student voice.”