After some persuasion from LGBT groups, Washington, D.C.'s George Washington University became the latest college to offer coed dorms.
The mixed living quarters will be available to all students, but the new policy will begin as a pilot and require students to know the other opposite-sex student they intend to live with. LGBT groups have pushed for the switch because they contend that some students are more comfortable living with roommates of the opposite gender.
"Ivy League schools have it. A lot of progressive schools have it. It was time for us to try it," said Michael R. Komo, president of the GWU student group Allied in Pride, which lobbied for the change. "I really think it's a win-win for everyone, even for the straight folks who just want to live with their friends."
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