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Gender-Inclusive Housing

University Housing

Policy

Groups Served
Collegiate, Graduate

Program Website
Visit the Program Website

Contact Information
Corey, Shannon
scorey@gsu.edu

Address
75 Piedmont Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30303

Building
Carl V. Patton Hall,Piedmont Central Hall,Piedmont North BLDG A,Piedmont North BLDG B,University Commons Bldg. A,University Commons Bldg. B,University Commons Bldg. C,University Commons Bldg. D,University Lofts

Campus
Atlanta

Funding

Institutional Funding (e.g., President's Office, Provost Office, College or Academic Unit, Departmental Funding)

Overview

University Housing is committed to meeting the needs of the student population. With this in mind, University Housing offers gender-inclusive housing (GIH) as a residency option. GIH is an option in which two or more students share a multiple- occupancy apartment or suite regardless of their sex, gender identity or gender expression. In other words, this option allows for same-gender or other-gender identities to live together regardless of biological sex. The option is available to all students

Benefits

This option allows for same-gender or other-gender identities to live together regardless of biological sex. It is a policy grounded in inclusion. Additionally, it offers multiple price points for students since we do not designate specific floors or buildings for gender inclusive housing options.

Supplemental Materials

Gender Inclusive Housing Agreement

Discipline Focus
Not discipline specific (University-Wide)

Diversity Group ( Social Identity)
Gender, Sexual Orientation

Race/Ethnic Group
Does not provide racial/ethnic minority group specialized programming

Program, Initiative, Policy or Sponsored Award Category

Priority 3: Policy

Established
02/01/2015

Number Served
101-500

Research Routines, Responsibilities and Activities

Celebrations of diverse groups (e.g. Black history, Asian American/ Pacific Islander Heritage, etc.), Dissemination/communication of policy, newsletter, brief, common definitions, web-based diversity, equity and/or inclusion statements, practices & Procedures (e.g., accountability, recruitment, retention, hiring, promotion, tenure, compensation, guided pathways (leadership), financial aid, technology, land use and acknowledgement, vendor agreements, partnerships with educational, labor, government, business and community organizations)

Additional Research Components, Roles and Responsibilities

University Housing’s gender inclusive housing option embraces those who do not identify in the gender binary by offering accommodations that are inclusive. It aids in retention by offering a safer space for these students and aligns with our values of equity, diversity and inclusion.

Self-efficacy Emphasis
Not Applicable

Acknowledgement/Affirmation of Identity, Strengths, Needs

1. Acknowledges those who identify outside the gender binary

Examples of Inclusionary Practices and Activities

Creation of a Safe space/ climate/environment

Participant Empowerment

None of the above

Mentoring Components

Mentoring is not used in our program

Opportunities to Privilege Voice

When created, students were part of the committee developing the gender inclusive housing policy. Additionally, there are plans for review of this policy and others where we will hold focus groups specifically with those who identify as transgender.

Evaluation Methods

None of the above

Anticipated Participant Outcomes

other

Other: number of residents living in gender inclusive housing

Outcome Milestones

Key Performance Indicators

1. Number of residents requesting gender inclusive housing

Program, Initiative, Policy or Sponsored Award Category

Priority 3: Policy

Established
02/01/2015

Number Served
101-500

Research Routines, Responsibilities and Activities

Celebrations of diverse groups (e.g. Black history, Asian American/ Pacific Islander Heritage, etc.), Dissemination/communication of policy, newsletter, brief, common definitions, web-based diversity, equity and/or inclusion statements, practices & Procedures (e.g., accountability, recruitment, retention, hiring, promotion, tenure, compensation, guided pathways (leadership), financial aid, technology, land use and acknowledgement, vendor agreements, partnerships with educational, labor, government, business and community organizations)

Additional Research Components, Roles and Responsibilities

University Housing’s gender inclusive housing option embraces those who do not identify in the gender binary by offering accommodations that are inclusive. It aids in retention by offering a safer space for these students and aligns with our values of equity, diversity and inclusion.

Please describe how your program addresses self-efficacy (one's beliefs in their own ability to execute behaviors necessary to perform) in its participants?
Not Applicable

How does your program acknowledge or affirm individuals’ different identities, strengths, or needs?

1. Acknowledges those who identify outside the gender binary

Inclusionary practices/activities utilized in your program:

Creation of a Safe space/ climate/environment

Participant Empowerment

None of the above

Mentoring Components

Mentoring is not used in our program

Opportunities to Privilege Voice

When created, students were part of the committee developing the gender inclusive housing policy. Additionally, there are plans for review of this policy and others where we will hold focus groups specifically with those who identify as transgender.

Evaluation methods are used to substantiate the program’s outcomes:

None of the above

Anticipated participant outcomes for your program:

other

Other: number of residents living in gender inclusive housing