(HRL) However, a space has been specifically designed to foster community amongst LGBTIQA-identified students and their allies: our Gender-Inclusive Housing (shared rooms and suites located throughout campus).
Gender-Inclusive Housing (GIH)
As part of Housing &Residential Life’s (HRL) commitment to meeting the diverse needs of students, Gender-Inclusive Housing (GIH) is now available to students during the room selection process and will be offered throughout campus.
GIH environments are designated as comfortable living spaces for students who identify as transgender, gender non-conforming, non-binary, gender questioning, lesbian, gay, bisexual, intersex, queer, and allies. GIH allows undergraduate students of any gender the option of living with other students regardless of their gender. As an opt-in policy, GIH is voluntary and no student will be assigned to GIH unless it is requested.
GIH promotes self-determination by allowing students the choice to make decisions regarding their own needs. Options include both single and double bedrooms and will include a range of prices. Students have the option to either pull in an eligible roommate to fill the suite, or select a single space within an apartment/suite. If the student does not select a roommate, the space will remain available during the GIH Selection period to be filled by another student who is also interested in living in GIH.
Gender-Inclusive Housing Commonly Asked Questions
What is Gender-Inclusive Housing?
Gender-Inclusive Housing (GIH) is a housing policy that allows undergraduate students of any gender the option of living with other students regardless of their gender. While all housing on campus is expected to be free of bias and discrimination, GIH is designated as a particularly comfortable home on campus for students who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer, and questioning and their allies (LGBTIQA). GIH promotes self-determination by allowing students the choice to make decisions regarding their own needs. As an opt-in policy, GIH is voluntary and no student will be assigned to GIH unless it is requested.
We believe it is important that housing policies evolve to meet the needs of a diverse student body and seek to create an inclusive, welcoming environment that aligns with the University’s most recent anti-discrimination policy and Diversity and Inclusive Excellence Initiative.
Who will be able to live in a Gender-Inclusive Housing room?
Will you allow people who are romantically involved to live together?
As is the case with sex-segregated housing, the GIH option is not intended nor recommended for romantic/sexual couples. HRL discourages students of any gender from living in housing units with students with whom they have a romantic/sexual relationship.
Students may request room changes by visiting the Housing Residence Life (HRL) office in Irby and completing a request form. The student will not be required to move into another GIH room unless they wish.
There is no specific number, or limit, of GIH rooms on campus. GIH will exist across the campus. Our priority is to meet the individual needs of our diverse student community.
There are no additional costs for GIH rooms.Gender-Inclusive Housing will be offered throughout campus and options include both single and double bedrooms and will include a range of prices.
If you experience a problem with your living situation that you believe is a result of your sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, immediately talk to your resident advisor, area director, or another staff member. We ask that you also report bias-related incidents(confidentially, if you choose) to the Office for Institutional Equity (OIE) and to the Office for Gender and Sexual Diversity (OGSD). To submit an online report of an incident of bias, misconduct, or discrimination, please click here. If you would like it to remain confidential, please leave out identifying information. However, the more information we have the more we are capable of addressing it.
Contacts for Housing and Residence Life Issues
Email: Phone: 504-247-1537
Red Vaughan Tremmel, Ph.D.
Office for Gender and Sexual Diversity
Director of the Office for Gender and Sexual Diversity
Professor of Gender and Sexuality Studies
Lavin-Bernick Center (LBC) Suite G04.
Division of Student Affairs, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-314-2188 email@example.com