Dartmouth to drop $3.6M to create special ‘triangle’ home for ‘LGBTQIA’ students

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  • 'Triangle' name comes from symbol gay men wore in concentration camps during holocaust
  • The planned 27 bed facility will also host programs on LGBTQIA issues
  • Dean of college supports the measure
  • Dartmouth is set to spend millions to build LGBTIA housing.

    "The three points of the triangle also symbolize community, knowledge, and action.”   

    Dartmouth College (Dartmouth) approved a measure last Sunday to spend $3.6 million to create a ‘triangle’ house for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, Intersex,and Allied (LGBTQIA) students.

    The ‘triangle’ house is named after the triangle symbol gay men in Nazi concentration camps were forced to wear during World War II, LGBTQIA adviser Reese Kelley told Dartmouth Now, a school publication.

    According to Reese, the three points of the triangle also symbolize “community, knowledge, and action.”

    The new facility will include eight townhouse style rental units, renovated into a 27 bed facility with a communal kitchen, and space to accommodate academic programs and social activities.

    The triangle house will function as a living space and will also host programs on “sex, gender, identity and expression, sexuality, and interpersonal relationships.”

    Dartmouth College Dean Charlotte Johnson, told Dartmouth Now she is in full support of the measure.

    “By engaging our students outside of the classroom, Living Learning communities such as affinity houses further enhance the core mission of the institution by tying what we learn in the classroom to who we are, what we do, and how we live,”” she said.

    The triangle home will be part of Dartmouth’s affinity housing option, which provides students communal living spaces with peers who share a common language, culture, or religion.  Other affinity housing options include a sustainable living center and a gender neutral program.

    Dartmouth’s board of trustees made the final decision at their September 22 meeting, with construction expected to be completed by fall 2014.

    Calls to Dartmouth’s media relations department for comment were not returned in time for publication.

    Follow the author of this article on Twitter: @TimPDion

    Editor's noteCharlotte Johnson is the dean of Dartmouth, not the president as an earlier version stated.

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