The Daily Gamecock

LGBT center makes progress

Students hope to grow support for proposed plan

The resource center, which was proposed by Student Government Sen. Ben Muller on Nov. 3, will provide educational resources and trained counselors for students, but a lack of appropriate funding is hindering it.

Moore School of Business Sen. Daniel Anthony is in support of the center and hopes to allocate enough resources to promote the LGBT initiative. Anthony said other SEC universities that have resource centers, such as the University of Alabama, are behind in their programs, which has prompted USC to push for it.

"As a member of Student Government, I want to promote campus safety, and this is definitely one way of doing it," Anthony said in SG's meeting Wednesday night. "There's definitely not enough resources, but it's something we're looking for."

Anthony said with the benchmark process over with, the next step will be "more formalities."

"The president has to sign off on it, and I don't see why he wouldn't want something that would improve campus safety," Anthony said.