A   C o m p r e h e n s i v e   M a n u a l
have a special interest housing program,
you have the right to expect that the
One of the biggest concerns of UMass
administrators on your campus will pro 
administrators when they were first con 
vide you a living option where you can be
sidering the proposal to create the 2 in 20
free of harassment.  If they are not recep 
floor was the possibility of harassment.
tive to the lgbt floor idea, ask them what
They worried that the floor would
alternative they propose.  Being able to
become a target.  However, since the
refer administrators on your campus to
floor has been in existence, there have
the UMass example may reassure them
been very few, if any, problems.  The
that their worst fears will not be realized
majority of the campus administration
and that a lgbt and Ally floor is a viable
and students, as well as the other resi 
residential and programmatic option.
dents of the building and the other resi 
dents in the area, have been supportive of
For more specific information about
the program.  It has provided an opportu 
UMass's 2 in 20 program, contact the
nity for lgbt students and their allies to
Stonewall Center, Crampton House SW,
build a strong community in a safe and
University of Massachusetts, Amherst,
comfortable environment.  
MA  01003.
Organizing on Your Campus
Although the 2 in 20 floor has set a prece 
dent for other colleges and universities
around the country to follow, there will
be unique and different issues for each
campus.  It is important to remember that
Photo   1995 Alex Zaphiris
everyone has a right to feel safe, and
everyone has a right to live in an envi 
ronment that is supportive and nurturing.
Remember, even if your school doesn't
O r g a n i z i n g   F l o o r s   i n   R e s .   H a l l s     M     2 9 3


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