The College celebrates the opening of the Lavender House, the university’s first living-learning community that serves as an academic residential space on campus for students who identify as members or allies of the LGBTQ+ community as well as students who want to study queer history. Located in O‘Shaughnessy Hall, Lavender House is sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences and houses ca. 40 students, who are required to take a three-credit introductory course on queer studies, which will provide a foundation for understanding the LGBTQ+ community’s history of leadership and advocacy.