Gender Neutral Housing
Consistent with university policy and practice, Ohio University Residential Housing staff responds to student needs and works to develop a nurturing community atmosphere that values diversity and promotes the dignity of all people. Currently the university is implementing a pilot program of offering Gender Neutral Housing.
The Gender Neutral Housing community focuses on creating an inclusive environment where students can live in the same room with any student - regardless of sex, gender, gender identity / expression, or sexual orientation. To opt to live in Gender Neutral Housing students should indicate an interest in the option through the housing contract. These students will then be sent a supplemental application which will ask them to identify how they will enhance the community and benefit from the community. Applications are reviewed by a team of staff and students.
While transgender identified students are encouraged to apply to live in the Gender Neutral Housing community, you are not restricted to this option. To explore other options to best meet your needs, contact the Associate Director of Residential Housing for Business Operations below.
The GNH Supplemental Application and the Community Contract can be found here.
More information on gender neutral housing can be found in the GNH FAQ.
At any point in the school year, should any student has a conflict with a roommate because of their gender identity or expression, the student is encouraged to see their Resident Coordinator (RC) first. If talking with the RC brings no resolution, a student can discuss the matter with an Associate Director of Residential Housing and/or the Director of the LGBT Center.
If at any time a student needs to discuss a housing issue related to gender identity or gender expression, the following Ohio University professional staff may be contacted:
Director, LGBT Center
Associate Director, Residential Housing