Students ask Alamo Colleges to protect sexual orientation

San Antonio College students plan to ask the Alamo Colleges board of trustees tonight to add sexual orientation to the list of protected categories in the district's nondiscrimination policy, which currently reads: "The Alamo Colleges do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability with respect to access, employment programs, or services." The move wasn't prompted by any board action or campus incident, said Richard Farias, the faculty adviser for SAC's Gay and Lesbian Association, but it would bring them in line with the best practices of Fortune 500 companies such as USAA and H-E-B, as well as colleges and universities across the state and nation.

Farias says GALA expects to be joined by representatives of the campus's Student Government Association, and students from Northwest Vista College's gay and lesbian student association.

The meeting begins at 6pm at the George E. Killen Community Center, 201 W. Sheridan. Watch this blog and next week's QueQue for updates.

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