We offer gender inclusive housing to residents who are interested in rooming with another student regardless of their legal sex, gender or gender identity. 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 ally for 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
- Mickelson Second Floor (Coyotes for Inclusive Excellence Living Learning Community): Available to first-year students only
- Coyote Village: Available to first-year students and upper-class students
- McFadden Hall: Available to upper-class students
Housing Application Process
First-year students interested in gender inclusive housing will request the option on the general University Housing application after they have signed the occupancy contract. By electronically signing the contract and application, students are bound by the terms and conditions. The housing application will be available January 22, 2019.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Who is eligible for Gender Inclusive Housing?
A: All residents are eligible to live in an inclusive space and should select their interest/preference for this type of housing within the online housing application and contract. Gender inclusive housing is not intended for romantic partners to live as roommates.
Q: Can students be randomly assigned a roommate of the opposite sex?
A: If you select a Gender Inclusive Housing preference on your Housing Application (Who Are You page) you may be placed with a roommate of the opposite sex. For Coyote Village and McFadden, you will be placed with students who match your birth sex unless approved by the Director of University Housing or their designee.
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 in Mickelson Hall gender inclusive too?
A: There are single gender community restrooms and two gender-neutral private restrooms on each floor in the North Complex.
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.