Texas A&M announced Friday that the GLBT Resource Center offices will be relocated by mid-September. The resource center, established as a safe haven for queer Aggie students, will move from its current location at White Creek to a utility closet on West Campus.
“I guess there were a few signs, but I was still surprised,” said Bryce Merrick, a junior business major who has been a regular visitor to the resource center over the last two years. “I came in, and one of the student workers pulled me aside and said, ‘Bryce, I have to tell you something important. We’re being put in a closet.’ I thought it might have been a metaphor or the start of a thesis paper, but no. An actual closet awaits us.”
This relocation follows another one made over the summer. In August, the GLBT resource center joined the ranks of student services standing in the way of the university’s hotel project (and building-sized cash machine) and was also whisked away to White Creek until a new location could be arranged.
Freshman general studies major Leanna Brady was unconcerned. “I’m sure they’ll be fine,” said Brady. “What do they even need there? Skinny jeans and Frank Ocean records on vinyl?”
The resource center maintains that it will continue to provide campus involvement and referral services despite employees and student workers having to step over a mop bucket to get to its only surviving desk.
“I just hope we aren’t expected to stay in here for long.” Merrick said. “On the bright side, the janitor who keeps his equipment here seems pretty accepting.”
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