Hillenbrand Hall Exterior

Gender Inclusive Living Community

We have a variety of housing options throughout our system. One of these options is the Gender Inclusive Living Community housed in Hillenbrand Hall.  Residents apply for the Gender Inclusive Living Community by filling out an online application.

Gender-Inclusive Living FAQs

Why is it important to offer Gender Inclusive Housing?

University Residences is committed to providing a safe, comfortable and supportive living experience for all students in our communities. Gender-inclusive housing options allow students the ability to choose a roommate of any gender. The Gender Inclusive Living Community acknowledges the diverse needs of the Purdue student body and reinforces our focus on com­munity. Gender inclusive housing options help further develop a residential climate that is positive, respectful and inclusive for all residents.

Who can live in the Gender Inclusive Living Community?

Gender-inclusive housing is voluntary and open to all students. Anyone who has a respect and understanding of gender identity and gender expression can apply to live in the Gender Inclusive Living Community.

How are roommates chosen?

Applicants are encouraged, but not required, to self‐select their roommate. If you are unable to identify a roommate and would like to live in the Gender Inclusive Living Community, residents will be matched based on answers provided by students during the housing contract application process in regard to personal preferences and housing preferences.

What kind of bathrooms are there?

The Gender Inclusive Living Community will be housed in suite style rooms and apartments. In suites, bathrooms are shared between two rooms. In apartments, bathrooms are shared by 2-4 people in a single apartment. 

Does Purdue have an LGBTQ Center?

Yes. Please find more information about the LGBTQ Center here: http://www.purdue.edu/lgbtq/

Does Purdue have an Inclusive non-discrimination policy?

Yes. “Purdue University prohibits discrimination against any member of the University community on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, genetic information, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, or status as a veteran.” Please find the complete policy here: http://www.purdue.edu/purdue/ea_eou_statement.html

What if I still have questions?

For questions or more information regarding housing placement and roommates, contact:
Brian Kocher, Residential Life Advocacy and Support Coordinator
(765) 494-8199

For questions or more information on the Learning Community, contact:
Haley Cutler, Assistant Director, Learning Communities and Faculty Liaison
(765) 494-5785

For questions or more information regarding Purdue's LGBTQ Center, contact:
Lowell Kane, Director of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Center
(765) 496-6231