Gender Inclusive Housing Information

Gender inclusive housing seeks to provide an environment that is welcoming to all gender identities and is not limited to the traditional gender binary (male and female).

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We recognize that same-sex room assignments are not ideal or appropriate for all students. Students who sign up for these areas will be permitted to have roommates and suite mates regardless of gender identity and/or expression. We are able to offer a limited number of gender inclusive housing options in most of the communities.

Gender Inclusive Housing FAQ:

What is Gender Inclusive Housing?

Gender Inclusive Housing allows for students signing up for these areas
to be permitted to have roommates and suitemates regardless of gender identity and/or expression.

What is the purpose of Gender Inclusive Housing?

The College at Brockport recognizes that same-sex room assignments are not ideal or appropriate for all students. GIH seeks to provide an environment that is welcoming to all gender identities and is not limited to the traditional gender binary(male and female).

Who is eligible to sign up for Gender Inclusive Housing?

Any student who is eligible to live on campus is eligible to apply and live in Gender Inclusive Housing.

Where is Gender Inclusive Housing located on campus?

We consider all of our residence halls inclusive of all gender identities and expressions. Assuming that requests are made in advance and through our housing selection processes (including meeting deadlines), we work with the students to identify options which exist throughout the residence halls.

Do I have to disclose my reason for wanting/needing Gender Inclusive Housing?

Students will not be required to reveal their reasons for opting to live in Gender Inclusive Housing, although romantic relationships within the same living space are not encouraged.

How do I sign up for Gender Inclusive Housing?

New/Returning/Visiting/Readmit and Transfer students will need to complete the Gender Inclusive Housing questions, found within their respective application. Requests received after housing closes will be accommodated as space permits.

What if someone who is assigned to live in a Gender Inclusive space decides they no longer want to live there?

In the event of a vacancy in a Gender Inclusive room or suite, Residential Life will work with the students, where the vacancy occuried, to fill the space.

What if I no longer want to live in Gender Inclusive Housing?

Students may request room changes by following the normal room change procedures. If the request is before the semester starts, please email housing@brockport.edu, or you may call our office at 585-395-2108 OR 585-395-2122. If the request is after the semester starts, we would ask that students work with the Resident Director of their building. A complete list of Resident Directors can be found HERE.

What if I do not want to live in Gender Inclusive Housing?

Students need to complete the questions in the housing application, in order to be housed in Gender Inclusive Housing. If students do not wish to live in Gender Inclusive Housing, they simply do not apply for Gender Inclusive Housing.

What if my parents don’t want me to live in a Gender Inclusive room/suite?

You are encouraged to discuss your desire to participate in Gender Inclusive Housing with your parent or legal guardian. The College complies with federal privacy laws that would not permit our office to discuss this with your parent or legal guardian without your consent.

If you would like more information about Gender Inclusive Housing, please contact
Carl R. O'Connor, Assistant Director for Housing.

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