Gender Inclusive Living Community
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. We offer gender inclusive housing to students who, because of gender identity* and/or gender expression*, prefer this option.
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 with a status of sophomore and above. 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, staff from Residential Life and LGBTQ Center will pair you with a roommate during the assignment process.
- What kind of bathrooms are there?
The Gender Inclusive Living Community will be housed in suite style rooms. Bathrooms are shared between two suites. This is an important aspect of the community as bathrooms can often be threatening places for individuals who identify as gender non‐conforming (either through identity or presentation).
- 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?
If you have any questions or to discuss your interest or preferences, please contact Christa Pazera, Associate Director of Residential Life at firstname.lastname@example.org (765) 494-1000 or Lowell Kane, Director of the LGBTQ Center at email@example.com (765) 494-7779.