Gay University of Iowa students want their own dorm floor
Gay and lesbian students at the University of Iowa are seeking their own floor in a residence hall on the Iowa City campus. Quentin Hill of the GLBT Allied Union is working with the university to open the floor for the 2012 school year. The option has already been added for students on the 2012 fall housing application. Hill, a freshman from Eagle Grove, IA, says the group asked University Housing and Dining to offer the option on housing applications ahead of the current year, but only 10 students signed up. Hill says it needs to be better advertised. “We will need about 50 people to sign up,” Hill said. Iowa has more than a dozen dormitory floors designated as Living Learning Communities. So far, these communities have been used by engineering and business students, but the University would classify a GLBT floor as a Living Learning Community.