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    Coed housing proposal to go to administration

    Friday, November 2, 1984

    The Coeducational Housing Improvements Committee will present the university administration with “”the document to end all documents”” on coed living by December, a committee member said yesterday.

    “”This is it,”” said Larry Heyeck, assistant head resident of Kaibab-Huachuca Hall and a member of the committee. “”Coed housing has been proposed for umpteen years: this should end all the polls and surveys.””

    CHICH has been working on the proposal with administrators since last January, Heyeck said.

    “”We’ve had a good working relationship with the administration,”” he said.

    The committee wants at least one University of Arizona residence hall converted to coed by floor next fall, according to a “”rough proposal”” drawn up by the committee.

    Since men and women would be living on alternating floors, various options for security and visitation will be offered, Heyeck said.

    Under the current “”working”” document, proposed security measures range from keyeing men’s and women’s floors differently to a 24-hour page desk where everyone is required to prove he or she is a resident of the hall or “”buzz”” before going up.

    Committee Chairman John Heigl said the dormitory head residents, the Residence Hall Association and various student organizations for approval before it is sent to the administration.

    “”I want to make sure everything is realistic,”” he said. “”We need a lot of input on this.””

    “”I want to cover everything,”” he added.

    The committee hopes to write the final document and submit it for approval within the residence-hall system in two weeks, Heyeck said. It will present it to the administration in about a month and hopes to have UA officials’ reaction to it by the end of the semester, he said.

    Since Graham-Greenlee, Apache-Santa Cruz and the Arizona-Sonora halls are scheduled by the administration to become “”combine-living”” halls next year, actual coed halls would be the next step, Heyeck said.

    “”It’s a perfect time to do it,”” he said.

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