Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 70.69
Liaison Careen Arsenault
Submission Date March 8, 2013
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Cornell University
PAE-T2-1: Gender Neutral Housing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Lisa James
Manager of Facilities Operations
Student & Academic 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:

Currently, housing options to accommodate the special needs of transgender and transitioning students is offered in a limited manner. If a student inquires about a housing arrangement that supports his/her needs, the staff in the housing office will work with that person to try and identify a satisfactory arrangement (pair up with roommate of choice, access to a private bathroom). For the very limited number of returning students who return for a second year to live in one of the West Campus Houses, if they can fill a suite with the appropriate number of students, it can be of mixed gender (but only if all of the suite mates are returning to that house for a second year). This option is not available to others moving from first year communities.
This said, the Student Assembly recently passed resolution 12, requesting that the University institute gender inclusive housing to all upperlevel communities. The University is looking to implement this option of housing, in phases, starting in 2013-2014. http://assembly.cornell.edu/SA/20120927R12

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

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