Gender Inclusive Housing

We offer gender inclusive housing to residents who are interested in rooming with another student regardless of gender. This campus housing option may be desirable to students who:

  • Are in the process of discovering their gender identity
  • May feel more comfortable living with someone of a different gender
  • Choose not to be classified based on gender
  • Identify and/or support the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, Intersex and Asexual (LGBTQIA+) community
  • Wish to participate in gender inclusive housing for other personal reasons

Available Gender Inclusive Housing Communities

Application Process

All students above the age of 18 are eligible to participate in gender inclusive housing. Minors must provide parental consent. Those unable to obtain parental consent are encouraged to contact University Housing to make alternate arrangements.

Students interested in gender inclusive housing will request the option on the general University Housing application after they have signed the occupancy contract. Students must then complete the gender inclusive housing contract and application. By electronically signing the contract and application, students are bound by the terms and conditions.  The housing application will be available January 22, 2018.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can students be randomly assigned a roommate of the opposite sex?
A: If you opt in to this community in Mickelson and do not select your own roommate, you may be placed with a roommate of the opposite sex. For Coyote Village and McFadden, you must select roommates of the opposite sex or you will be placed with students who match your birth sex.

Q: Can couples live together under this policy?
A: Yes, under this policy couples would be potentially be able to room together. A disclaimer has been built into the online application and supplemental contract that must be signed in addition to the general housing contract. Research from other universities does not show a high number of couples applying for this housing option.

Q: What if a student chooses to live with someone in a gender inclusive arrangement and becomes uncomfortable with the situation?
A: Our staff is trained to aid in the resolution of roommate issues of all types and is regularly available. Each situation presents unique variables and will be addressed on a case-by-case basis.

Q: Are bathrooms gender inclusive too?
A: The main bathrooms on floors in traditional-style residence halls remain single gender. Unisex bathrooms are gender inclusive.

Q: What if parents don’t want their children to live in a gender inclusive housing space?
A: Residents above the age of 18 will be able to make the decision without parental consent. Residents under the age of 18 with non-consenting parents will be handled on a case-by-case basis.

Q: Will parents be notified if their child opts for gender inclusive housing?
A: No, students will be able to make the decision independent of parental wishes. As per FERPA guidelines, we do not notify parents of any housing application information.