Guilford College hosts 'House of Straight Privilege Tour'

Students at a North Carolina school will have the ability to have a first-hand experience encountering “straight privilege” in February.

Guilford College is hosting an event called “House of Straight Privilege Tour.” The event will highlight all of the “privileged experiences and realities” straight people have over members of the LGBTQ community.  It will also look into specific aspects of life such as home, work, and even the medical field to contrast the typical day for a privileged straight person with that of a member of the LGBTQ community. 

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The “House of Straight Privilege Tour,” put on by the school’s Black Student Union, Intercultural Engagement Center, and Bayard Rustin Center, will also focus on life for a queer person of color in a world of “straight privilege.” Guilford College will provide tour guides and classes will be able to use their scheduled meeting time to experience it. 

Campus Reform contacted the event hosts but received no comment in time for publication.

In 2015, an organization called “Every Campus a Refuge” was started at Guilford College. The group welcomed refugees onto campus, utilizing campus resources such as housing, counselors, and translators to accommodate their needs.

The North Carolina college is also not the first to address the concept of “straight privilege.”

[RELATED: ‘Heterosexual privilege’ board displayed in Univ. of Wisconsin residence hall]

A residence life coordinator at the University of Wisconsin-Madison hung a “heterosexual privilege” board in a freshman dorm in 2015.

“I told the school it will never get any of my money as long as things like this are happening,” then-UW-Madison junior student Jonathan Kaiser told Campus Reform.

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