PALS Club Leader Roundtable Sparks Conversation on LGBTQ+ Inclusivity on Campus

CITY COLLEGE OF NEW YORK–On Wednesday November 7, CCNY’s organizational leaders met at The Towers for the Pride & Ally Living Society Club Leader Roundtable, co-chaired by Anthony Viola and Lily Fremaux. This roundtable gathered CCNY student leaders to convene and discuss what steps can be taken within their clubs to be more inclusive towards queer and gender non-conforming students in an effort to promote the inclusion of LGBTQ+ folks on campus.

Moderated by The Campus Editor in Chief Katie Herchenroeder, the roundtable discussion welcomed input from twenty campus organizations on how to create programming that is safe and inclusive for queer and gender nonconforming peers. As Alessandro Mercado, president of the Philippine-American Organization stated, this campus and its organizations are oftentimes the members’ “home away from home.”