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We’re still waiting

Julia Kohne | Tuesday, October 2, 2012

To Whom It May Concern at SAO,

Last May, you stated that a decision about AllianceND’s application for official club status would be decided at the beginning of this academic year. In fact, the student body was informed that a decision would be announced “early in the fall 2012 semester.”

It is now October. It is no longer “early in the semester.” By my clock, “early in the semester” indicates two or three weeks, but school has now been in session for six. Have you reached a decision?

As I am not a cynical person, I choose to believe that SAO will make the appropriate decision regarding AllianceND and the overwhelming good it can do at Notre Dame to support LGBTQ individuals and their allies on campus.

Please know that we have not forgotten AllianceND’s still-pending application for official club status. Interest and curiosity about the club still thrive on campus, and I know I am not alone in my desire to hear an official decision from SAO soon. I would hope that SAO does not define “early” as merely “before the midpoint of the semester,” and I therefore hope to hear an official decision on AllianceND before fall break.

In hope,

Julia Kohne
senior
Lewis Hall
Oct. 2