Gender-Inclusive Housing

Residence Services strives to provide comfortable and safe housing accommodations for all students, including students who prefer gender-inclusive housing.

Students may request gender-inclusive housing on their housing application. Priority is given to students who notify housing staff that they prefer or are open to gender-inclusive housing.

Gender-inclusive housing options are available in 14 different halls across campus. Gender-inclusive housing consists of rooms where students can live with any student – regardless of sex, gender, gender identity or expression. The halls/floors available for gender-inclusive housing are dictated by the designated gender makeup and the bathroom configuration in each community. Housing staff can assist students in identifying the hall that works best for their individual needs. The halls included offer single rooms, same-gender roommates, opposite-gender roommates, or other gender-identity pairings.

If a student wishes to live in gender-inclusive housing but does not have a particular roommate in mind, the assignment staff will assign a random roommate or identify a single room option. A random roommate pairing is based on availability of students interested in gender-inclusive housing.

Students interested in Gender-Inclusive Housing should indicate their preference on their housing application. Students are encouraged to contact the associate director of residential communities [ph.330-672-2520], the associate director who oversees assignments [ph. 330-672-1223], and/or the director of the LGBTQ Student Center [ph.330.672.8580] to discuss their assignment. The process is confidential and staff will not ask for any more information than is required to meet students’ housing needs. If students indicate gender-inclusive housing on their housing application and do not contact housing staff, staff may reach out to the student directly to discuss their needs.  

Gender-inclusive housing is offered based on: (1) availability and (2) the student's compliance with published procedures and timetables for applications and contract renewals. Housing assignments are made on a case-by case basis, recognizing the variability of individual needs and preferences, as well as the fact that appropriate accommodations may be limited in number.