The Gender, Sex, and Sexuality Commons
At Fairfield University in CT, student leaders Rachel Lang, Marissa Tota, Alex, Cody, Alicia Bissonnette, Jesus Nunez, and Astrid Quinones, have been working with faculty and staff to establish a more inclusive environment for all students. We created the Gender, Sex, and Sexuality Commons. In our commitment to being men and women for others, we found it necessary to claim a space in which we can create and foster an all-inclusive community for students of various genders, sexes, and sexualities. This is a collective space for men and women to engage in an ongoing dialogue about the gender and sexuality injustices that occur on the campus and abroad. Such dialogue will contribute to mutual understanding and active service focused around these issues. This environment helped foster growth in our community so that students of diverse genders and sexualities are distinguished as equals in academics, athletics, and social interactions. Physically, we act as a central location for clubs to have meetings, discussions, and to network for events. We also function as a student lounge for students who share a common interest in combating injustice at Fairfield University as well as the outside community.