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Gender inclusive housing accommodations are offered in each residential college community at no additional cost.
Each accommodation request is confidential and follows the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) which affords students certain rights with respect to their education records.
Staff members cannot disclose personal student information, unless a student submits a FERPA Consent for Access form.
Students requesting Gender Inclusive Housing must email University Housing. Requests can be submitted at any time of the year. Gender inclusive housing requests will be accommodated based on space availability; preferences are not guaranteed and availability is limited.
The safety of all our residents is a high priority.
Each of the residential colleges do safety programming and activities throughout the year that educate the community members on personal safety, respect for self and others, as well as well-being. We also have front desks that are staffed 24 hours per day/7days a week set up to greet visitors and other guests. Each night, we have staff who are on-call and walk throughout the community multiple times. These community walks are to provide community development for residents and safety and security for the community. We also have staff who have been trained on activating emergency and/or campus resources as needed.
Residential Life staff members go through training before students arrive back to campus in August and throughout the academic year. A component of this training addresses issues of developing community for a diverse student population and working with students who have self-identified as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or who are exploring their sexual orientation, gender or other identities. This training is very useful for planning of community development activities and programs, working through roommate/suitemate conflicts, connecting students to ASU resources, and assisting students with college transition issues.
What resources are available on campus that may be of interest to a student who requests Gender Inclusive Housing?
Gender inclusive bathrooms
Most of our residential communities are set up as suite style which means two rooms share a bathroom. Thus it would be a total of 4 residents sharing the bathroom. Only one of our communities, Center, has community bathrooms where there is a large bathroom/showering area that is shared by a floor of residents. There are typically 1-2 community bathroom/showering areas on each floor.
Students who have requested Gender Inclusive Housing may find the following resources to be valuable. This is just a short list of the many resources available at ASU.