We offer a gender inclusive housing assignment preference for upperclass undergraduates and graduate students, referred to as "gender neutral" housing. This option is not offered to incoming freshman. Gender neutral housing allows residents to create roommate groups and be assigned to rooms/suites, regardless of legal sex.
Important: In the event a gender neutral suite cannot be filled with students who have elected to participate in gender inclusive housing, Residential Life and Housing Services will likely reassign/consolidate members of the suite, based on their legal sex.
Room assignments for freshmen are made by the University on the basis of the student's legal sex. However, freshmen have the option of requesting a room assignment based on gender identity, which is the gender a student identifies with that may be different from the sex indicated on their legal documents.
If a freshman student selects this option on the housing application, we will seek to place the student in a room or suite with others of the same gender identity who have requested a room assignment on this basis, however, placement is not guaranteed. If such an assignment is not possible, legal sex will be used to determine housing placement.