Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 81.81
Liaison Tonie Miyamoto
Submission Date Feb. 25, 2014
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STARS v1.2

Colorado State University
PAE-T2-1: Gender Neutral Housing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Tonie Miyamoto
Director of Communications and Sustainability
Housing and Dining Services
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Does the institution offer housing options to accomodate the special needs of transgender and transitioning students (either as a matter of policy or as standard practice)?:

A brief description of the program, policy, or practice:

In our on-going mission to provide housing that meets the diverse needs and interests of ALL students, we are proud to offer Open Housing in designated spaces in Summit Hall. Open Housing provides students a community where roommates and/or suitemates of any gender can live together in a more integrated environment. Open Housing is also reflective of the housing choices/opportunities available to students off-campus where they can select their roommate of choice. Some examples of students who may be interested in Open Housing include but are not limited to:

Students with a disability wishing to room with a student attendant of the opposite sex
Cultural accommodations, such as living with a student relative or guardian
Students who identify as transgender or gender non-conforming requesting a roommate based on comfort and support rather than biological sex (i.e. friend or ally)
Depressed/anxious student requesting a non-binary gender roommate for support
Siblings, cousins, and childhood friends of varying gender identities (i.e. male/female siblings or twins)
Students seeking a mixed gender housing option

In the application, students designate their gender in any way they feel appropriate (fill-in-the blank) and Housing and Dining Services takes these designations into account when assigning rooms. Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgendered, and Intersex individuals can request roommate exemptions if they wish and select a single room or request an exemption to live off campus.

The website URL where information about the program, policy, or practice is available:

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