With a goal of promoting equality on and off campus, Unity House offers a supportive, educational, social and cultural environment to enhance awareness and acceptance about the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning+ and ally community. Open 24/7, the building serves as a safe space for everyone on campus, as well as a residence hall, meeting place and hang-out spot.
Timothy Bussey, associate director of diversity, equity, and inclusion, serves as the administrative liaison for the house. The house is maintained by student managers, and programming occurs with the help of a program board and interested students, faculty and staff, who are encouraged to join the board and to help facilitate the house goals.
Unity House is staffed by two student managers who are responsible for programming within the space. For the 2020-21 academic year, our student managers are Micah Smith (they/them) and Gerry Calles (they/them).
Important COVID-19 Update
In line with the latest public health guidance, social distancing is required in the Unity House main lounge. As such, meetings that would normally occur in the physical space should take place virtually instead.