Gender Inclusive Housing (GIH) allows our residents to room with anyone of any gender identity or gender expression. This living environment is designed for students who are transgender, gender nonconforming, or who do not identify as a gender, as well as for students who desire to live with a friend or family member of a gender different from themselves. Returning students can search for and select Gender Inclusive Housing (GIH) in Online Room Selection. New students can preference GIH as a living option on the Preference Application in the following areas of campus:
• Baker Hall (double rooms)
• The Spectrum LGBTQIA and Ally Floor in Baker Hall (double rooms)
• Cashin Hall (suite-style rooms)
• North Apartments (apartment-style rooms)
The University's restroom and bathroom policy states, "Students, staff, faculty, and campus guests should use the restroom facilities that correspond to their sex or gender identity, or utilize single-user facilities that are designated as a ‘restroom’ or ‘gender-inclusive restroom.’" Find more resources and support related to gender inclusive bathrooms and restrooms here.
In addition, a list of residence halls with gender inclusive bathrooms is below.
First Year Halls
Webster (Orchard Hill)
Van Meter (Central, for fall 2019)
CHCRC - all suites and apartments have 1 private bathroom
North Apartments - all apartments have two private bathrooms
Sylvan - all suites have two toilets and one shower with a lockable door
There are approximately 150 gender-inclusive restrooms in residence hall lobbies. View the Campus map to see all gender inclusive restroom locations.
Gender Inclusive Options are available as part of the MY Room Selection Process. These rooms will be listed as ‘Gender Inclusive Housing’ under living option in the search tool.
Students must submit a New Student Preference Application in SPIRE between June 1rd, 2020 and July 14th, 2020 at 11:59pm. On the Preference application, Rank order an area with Gender Inclusive Housing options and indicate "Gender Inclusive Housing" as the Living Option. If there is space in the program, students will be assigned and will receive their assignment notification on August 7nd, 2020.
Residential Life is required to assign students based on the gender marker listed in SPIRE. Students can change their gender marker for assignment purposes and the name that appears on campus records by completing the form located here. To ensure that students are considered for the appropriate spaces when processing new student assignments, we encourage anyone planning to submit this form to do so by July 1st, 2020
For additional support and resources regarding transgender student issues and concerns, you may contact the Stonewall Center, the Bisexual, Gay, Lesbian, Queer and Transgender Educational Resource Center.