The Offices of Housing and Residence Life are pleased to expand housing options to include a designated Male Wing and Gender Inclusive double room options. These housing options will assist in meeting a variety of students' needs.
Gender inclusive housing is offered in the double room types in the following residence halls, Cascade, Clark, McCormick, and Walter.
Coed Wing: Coed floors offered in all residence halls. Roommates will have the same birth genders or have opted into Gender Inclusive Housing.
Gender Inclusive Housing (GIH): Allows students of the same gender, opposite genders, or other gender identities to live together regardless of gender assigned at birth.
Female Wing: All residence halls are coed. However, if there is enough interest for an all female wing we will designate a wing for females only. All genders have access to common spaces and may visit.
Male Wing: All residence halls are coed. However, if there is enough interest for an all male wing we will designate a wing for males only. All genders have access to common spaces and may visit.
What is Gender Inclusive Housing (GIH)?
What do I do if I want to live in GIH?
What rooms are available for GIH?
If I am interested in GIH can I request my own roommate?
What happens if my roommate cancels, changes rooms or if a roommate match cannot be found?
Can I live in GIH if I am not 18 years old?
If I have additional questions about GIH, who should I talk to?
GIH allows students of the same gender, opposite genders, or other gender identities to live together regardless of gender assigned at birth.
New students can check the appropriate box on the Housing Application/Contract that indicates they would like to live in a gender inclusive room.
Students interested in GIH will be assigned to double rooms in Cascade, Clark, McCormick and Walter Halls, as space permits and eligibility is met. However, GIH is not available on floors that are single gender.
New students will have a window of time after depositing during which they can select a specific roommate. They will be able to see the profiles of other students that selected GIH allowing them to make an informed choice. If a new student chooses not to participate in selecting a specific roommate or if the window of time to make a selection has ended, the Housing staff will place students together who indicated on their Housing Application that they would like to live in GIH. This allows the Housing Office to make roommate pairings that provide a supportive living environment.
Returning students who want to learn more about securing a GIH double room in Cascade, Clark, McCormick and Walter Hall should contact the Housing Office prior to the Housing Lottery beginning in the spring.
When the Housing Office makes new roommate assignments, they will try to find a roommate that is interested in a GIH double room. If they are unable to do so, they will find the best roommate match possible. The sole-occupant of the double room may also choose to request a specific roommate. Those residing in the south-side residence halls, also have the option of changing the double room to a double single room. Contact the Housing Office for details on pricing and eligibility. Please note: these options must be done in advance of the Housing Office assigning a roommate.
Students under the age of 18 prior to the start of the Fall Semester should talk with their parents or legal guardians, as parental consent is required to live in GIH. The Gender Inclusive Housing Minor Consent form is available as a pdf. Students who are the age of 18 or older prior to the start of the Fall Semester are legally able to make their own decision regarding their housing preferences. Students are encouraged to have open communication with their parents or legal guardians, so they can be supportive of the student’s decision.
If you have questions, please contact the Housing Office at 503-352-3179 or email@example.com.