Gender Neutral Housing

“Justice is what love looks like in public” ~ Cornel West

The Gender Neutral Housing (GNH) option will provide a welcoming space for students to choose their roommates, regardless of gender, to promote a healthy and safe living and learning environment. GNH allows students to live in an environment where they can express their gender or sexual orientation in a way that is true to themselves in a safe and supported way. If you have questions about gender-identity, gender expression, or transgender student support, please contact Kerry Poynter in the Gender and Sexuality Student Services

If selected for the GNH, you agree to and acknowledge the following:

  • You enter this living arrangement of your own volition and agree to do so for the relevant contract period.
  • You agree that GNH is not intended for romantic partners.
  • You agree to provide feedback to Residence Life through surveys, open forums, and other means to help us develop and improve the GNH experience when asked.
  • Should you or one of your roommates leave the unit before the end of the contract, the remaining students will be asked to find a new resident to take the space of the student who vacates, or accept another student interested in serving as a replacement.
  • If no one is found to fill the empty space, those residents remaining could collectively assume financial responsibility for the departed person or be relocated to a non-gender-neutral unit should there be a demand for those spaces.
  • Should you (or any roommate) prove incapable of adjusting to this community, fail to adhere to contractual terms and conditions set by Residence Life, or are found to be non-compliant with the student code of conduct, you may be relocated or your continued participation voided as needed.


How to Apply:

  • Submit a written request to John Ringle (, Director of Residence Life. Requests submitted will receive consideration for assignment based on availability. Your request should include a statement of interest, your rationale as to how this living arrangement will support your individual academic success, and contribute to your overall personal growth and development.
  • You will also need to fill out our Gender Neutral Housing Agreement and submit it to John Ringle (, Director of Residence Life. For your request to be reviewed you must submit both the written request and Gender Neutral Housing Agreement at the same time.


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