Gender Neutral Housing

Gender-neutral housing provides students the opportunity to live with the student of their choosing, regardless of sex, gender, or gender identity or expression.  

Availability

Gender-neutral housing will be available to upperclass students.  Gender-neutral rooms will be available in the Living/Learning Center and  College Park Apartments (2-person units only) for the 2017-2018 academic year.   More facilities may be available in future years.

Gender-neutral housing will not be available to first-year students in the five first-year residence halls.

Gender-Neutral Housing Assignment Process

Students who wish to live in gender neutral housing will select rooms using the same housing selection process as all students.  No preference will be given to those students who choose gender-neutral housing.  Students choosing gender-neutral housing will be able to select a room in the LLC or CPA and choose a roommate(s) regardless of sex or gender identify.

Students must meet the individual housing application deadline to be able to participate in online room selection.  The availability of gender-neutral assignments after online room selection will depend on the availability of rooms once the online process has concluded.  Students who apply after the online room selection deadline will be assigned into same-sex units based on the student’s biological gender, as identified on the students University record.

Students may choose to participate in expanded housing (tripling) in gender-neutral rooms.

Once online room selection has occurred, Student Housing will meet corporately will students who selected gender-neutral housing to ensure students have an adequate understanding of the process for filling vacancies and to answer any additional questions students may have.

Limitations/Restrictions

While no formal restriction applies, the Office of Student Housing does not recommend that romantic couples choose to live together in gender-neutral housing.

Gender-neutral housing is currently only available in the Living/Learning Center.

Filling Vacancies in Gender Neutral Rooms

In the event that one of the students in a gender-neutral assignment cancels their housing contract, or moves out of the room for any other reason, the remaining student(s) may identify a new roommate to fill this vacancy.  The amount of time available to identify a new roommate will depend upon the current housing situation and status of the housing process.

If the remaining roommate(s) cannot identify a new roommate, Student Housing will assign a new roommate to the room, the room will revert to a single-sex room and a new roommate will be assigned based upon the sex of the remaining roommate(s).