Gender-Inclusive Housing

The University of San Francisco offers gender-inclusive housing. You can apply within the housing application and be entered into a lottery for a room in the gender inclusive community.

Gender inclusive housing provides a safe, affirming, and inclusive community living option for students of the following identities and lived experiences:

  • Transgender students
  • Gender queer students
  • Students who are currently transitioning from one gender to another (i.e. transitioning from male to female or female to male)
  • Students who do not conform to society’s expectations of their assigned gender at birth
  • Students who do not wish to be identified by any sex or gender identity
  • Students who are in the process of discovering their gender identity
  • Students who appreciate and respect people with the above identities and lived experiences, and who would prefer to live in a community comprised of such

The following are specific qualities of the gender inclusive option:

  • Students living in the gender inclusive community may share a room with students of any gender, gender identity, gender expression, or sex
  • There are no dedicated male or female bathrooms on the gender inclusive floor.  The bathroom is a communal bathroom and is shared by all members of the community (regardless of gender, gender identity, gender expression, or sex)

Community standards include:

  • Modeling behavior that reflects a positive value and respect for gender as a non-binary construct (human beings are not necessarily male or female as ascribed by their assigned gender at birth)
  • Openness and desire to develop one’s own understanding about gender identity, sexual orientation, and other differences
  • Working to create and promote a safe, affirming, and inclusive community for all students
  • Use of inclusive and socially just language and the preferred names and gender pronouns of community members
  • Education of guests about the values and community expectations of the gender inclusive community