It stated, “We recognize that there is unrest on our campus surrounding the Sexual Stewardship conversation. Our goal is always that your experience in Residence Life supports you academically, spiritually, and socially.” The email also clarified the five pillars of Residence Life: advocacy, safety, intentionality, belonging, and spirituality.Dr Richard Beck, chair of the Department of Psychology, sent an email to the department encouraging students to attend the student forum.
The site, Compatible Partners, was developed as part of a settlement last fall with the New Jersey attorney general.Several students said the policy appeared discriminatory and did not show Christian values to outsiders. ” said Richard Chaz Gomez, junior musical theatre major from Houston.“You don’t know what kind of sexual activity is happening with their heterosexual counterparts.The heterosexual students I know who are student employees probably get it on a lot more than their homosexual counterparts cause their homosexual counterparts are very much trying to figure out what they believe, and it’s not easy.” Other students asked how the policy would be enforced, what legal complications the policy could create and how it would be implemented in Residence Life.Schubert and Rhodes responded to those questions saying the policy was still under consideration, and they want student feedback on how it should be implemented.The group then organized into teams and now has an official website and strategic plan.
He said the group is organizing and has a storytelling team, a research team and a care team.
After Rhodes and Schubert described the Board of Trustees statement on sexual stewardship and the proposed policy, students asked questions or made comments to the senior leadership team.
About 98 students attended the first session of the forum and 138 attended the second session.
There are just a few minor modifications between the two 34-page documents.
For example, an e Harmony question reads, “I greatly appreciate the physical beauty of the opposite sex.” The Compatible Partners version reads, “I greatly appreciate physical attractiveness when looking at people.” The company changed so little in the surveys that it put a disclosure on the Compatible Partners home page.
Ryan Clements, a openly gay 2015 graduate, started a Facebook page called ACU Alumni and Friends for Action after he heard about the same-sex dating policy.