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 first-years. 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 first-years are made by the University on the basis of the student's legal sex. However, first-years 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 first-year 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.