Gabrielle McBay, president of the TCU NAACP Chapter, is circulating a petition she hopes will result in more minority representation on a TCU body (Intercom) that reports issues and concerns to the school's Board of Trustees. The Inclusiveness & Intercultural Services, IIS, is the entity in question and it used to have two minority student representatives. One of the seats was recently cut, said McBay, who is a junior studying food management.
Students are concerned minority voices won't be fairly represented and many are signing the petition, McBay said. The petition circulated in front of the TCU library Wednesday afternoon.
"There is just one person representing 32 minority organizations on campus," McBay said.
McBay wants Intercom to restore the IIS seat that was eliminated. She also wants two more positions added - posts that would represent Greek organizations that have minority membership.
McBay said the minority representative who remains on the IIS will present the petition to TCU Intercom on Thursday. The petition was about four pages long as of Wednesday at 1 p.m.
The issue was being heavily covered by TCU student media Wednesday.