Derron Coles, SOL Oral History Interview
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Derron Coles, SOL Oral History, February 13, 2019 (0:47:32) Coles discusses his journey in creating SOL as a place where students can feel safe in expressing all aspects of their identities and learn from each other. As a student with multiple marginalized identities, he realized the importance of communication, education, and community. With faculty support from Larry Roper, SOL has become a permanent fixture on the OSU campus since 2002. Despite some groups on campus originally not acknowledging the need for a LGBTQIA+ group specifically for students of color, it has continued to thrive with student support each year. Interviewer: Cori Elam. Interview audio and index available online.