Gender Neutral Housing

Key Considerations, Implementation Strategies, and Assessment

Topics: Residence Life, Student Experience, Student Affairs

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Research Questions

  • How have other institutions gathered support and fostered investment from parents, students, and the local community?
  • How have other institutions established gender neutral housing options on their campuses?
  • What were the principal challenges associated with implementing gender neutral housing?


As colleges and universities seek to meet the needs of transgender students, many are considering adopting gender neutral housing policies. This brief examines the implementation processes for gender neutral housing programs at nine very different institutions. The Council considers policies across institutions, strategies for successful implementation, outcomes of established programs, and assessment measures that institutions have put in place.

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