New Brunswick, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey's flagship state university has decided to allow male and female students to share rooms in three dorms in an effort to make the campus more inclusive for gay students after a highly publicized suicide last year.
Starting this fall, all students - whether gay, lesbian, transgender or heterosexual - can choose either male or female roommates under the pilot program. Men and women will share bathrooms.
A similar, but smaller, pilot program is being launched at the
A number of other schools, including the
The organization is pressing for more programs like them, saying they're a way for students to have roommates they're comfortable with.
The roommate and a third freshman have been charged with invasion of privacy in the case. Their lawyers say they're not guilty of any crimes.
Gay student groups have pushed for