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Policy for Reserving the Center for Gender, Sexuality, and Activism Space
The Center for Gender, Sexuality, and Activism at Boston University encourages all student organizations who uphold our mission statement to meet in the space in order to promote student activism and to strengthen community on campus. The cooperation from these groups is crucial in order for the Center to maintain its reputation as a safe space on campus. The following requirements must be upheld by all who want to use the Center in continuing their amazing work on campus:
A. All groups must have at least one trained volunteer on the board and put in four volunteer hours per week at the Center during our hours of operation. (i.e. if you have four members trained, they can put in one hour each!) To become a trained volunteer, one must attend a Volunteer Training Session held each academic semester or make specific arrangements with the Center Manager.
B. There must be at least one group member from each student organization present at the monthly Center working meetings. These meetings happen on the first Wednesday of every month from 5:00 – 6:15pm. This is a great opportunity for groups to update others on the wonderful work you all are doing!
C. What exactly is this beautiful center you’re meeting in? All groups must have received or scheduled a “run-down” presentation of the Center by its third group meeting. A couple members of the Board will be in contact with each group to schedule a date for this info session. This presentation deals with the importance of a safe space along with a quick biography of the CGSA.
D. In order to maintain the order of the Center, a Strike Policy has now been implemented. The following four points can result in a strike: a) the space does not look the way it did when the group entered b) language is used that does not adhere to our mission statement (refer to bu.edu/youdo for the full text) c) not serving the required four volunteer hours per week and d) missing more than two working meetings a semester. If you are given three strikes in a semester you are no longer allowed to use the Center as a place to meet or hold events.