As part of Housing & Residence Life's (HRL) commitment to meeting the diverse needs of students, Gender-Inclusive Housing (GIH) is now available to incoming and current students during the room selection process and will be offered throughout campus. GIH allows undergraduate students of any gender the option of living with other students regardless of their gender, offering single and double rooms. While all housing on campus is expected to be free of bias and discrimination, GIH was designed to be a particularly comfortable home on campus for students who identify as transgender, gender non-conforming, lesbian, gay, bisexual, intersex, queer, questioning, and their allies (LGBTIQA). As an opt-in policy, GIH is voluntary and no student will be assigned to GIH unless it is requested. GIH promotes self-determination by allowing students the choice to make decisions regarding their own needs. Students may pull in eligible roommate(s), select a single within an apartment/suite, or request to be assigned a roommate.
At Tulane University, we value diversity and strive to create an inclusive environment where all students have a sense of safety and belonging. As such, HRL believes that all students should have access to safe and welcoming residential environments. GIH is designated as a particularly comfortable home on campus for students who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer, questioning, and their allies (LGBTIQA).
Gender-inclusive housing is available to all students.
As is the case with sex-segregated housing, the GIH option is not intended nor recommended for romantic/sexual couples. HRL discourages students of any gender from living in units with students with whom they have a romantic/sexual relationship.
During the online application process, simply click on the box indicating that you are interested in Gender-Inclusive Housing.
If you experience a problem with your living situation that you believe is a result of your sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, immediately talk to your resident advisor, area director, or another staff member. We ask that you also report bias-related incidents (confidentially, if you choose) to the Office for Institutional Equity (OIE) and to the Office for Gender and Sexual Diversity (OGSD).
To submit an online report of an incident of bias, misconduct, or discrimination, please click here. If you would like it to remain confidential, please leave out identifying information. However, the more information we have the more we are capable of addressing it.
When looking for housing, LGBTIQA-identified students and their allies may be particularly interested in our Residential Learning Community Kaleidoscope, which will open in the Fall of 2017. Kaleidoscope is dedicated to multicultural, gender, and sexual diversity. As a residential community within the housing system, the Multicultural & Inclusivity Residential Learning Community is designed to offer students the experience of living in an inclusive, diverse, dynamic, and close-knit community, as well as opportunities to grow as agents of social change. Kaleidoscope is a socially just living space based on mutual respect, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, sex, age, class, sexual orientation, religious preference, ability/disability and/or international status. At the crossroads of diverse cultures, residents have the opportunity to learn about themselves and their peers in an atmosphere of respect and appreciation. Each member of this community is valued for their unique backgrounds, life experiences, and complex social identities. Additionally, students develop unique knowledge bases, consciousness, and skills that enable them to effectively participate and take leadership roles in a globalizing and diverse world. To inquire about living in this community beginning in the Fall of 2017, contact email@example.com.
Dr. Red Vaughan Tremmel
Office for Gender and Sexual Diversity
Director of the Office for Gender and Sexual Diversity
Professor of Gender and Sexuality Studies
Lavin-Bernick Center (LBC) Suite G04.
Division of Student Affairs, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-314-2188 firstname.lastname@example.org