Living in the Residence Halls
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.
Residential Housing seeks to meet a range of student needs, which can include those related to physical ability, gender identity/expression, medical condition, dietary request, etc.
In order to provide support to students who need special accommodations due to gender identity/expression, Residential Housing needs to know that a student requires such accommodations. Current and incoming residence hall students with concerns of any kind relating to their gender identity/expression are urged to identify themselves to the Associate Director of Residential Housing. Staff will not ask for any more information than is required to meet students’ housing needs and all disclosed information will be kept strictly confidential. Recognizing that students are not all alike, Residential Housing addresses their concerns on a case-by-case basis.
If any student has a conflict with a roommate because of their gender identity or expression, the student should see their Resident Director (RD) first. If talking with the RD brings no resolution, a student can discuss the matter with the Director of Residential Housing and/or the Director of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender 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