Students demand ability to select roommate based on race during days-long sit-in

  • Syracuse Students are demanding an option for selecting same race roommates in student housing, along with other demands.
  • Students are occupying a campus building until these demands are met.

The Chancellor at Syracuse University has stated that he will actively work with a group of students who have issued several demands meant to address a racism issue at the school, including the institution of a new policy that would require students be offered an option to choose that their roommate share the same race.

The demand to allow "students of color" to elect not to room with students of other races was one of several such demands issued by a group of protesting students who aired their concerns about racism on campus during an ongoing sit-in. Syracuse Chancellor Kent Syverud spoke at the sit-in in a live-streamed exchange.



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