Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 58.76
Liaison Krista Bailey
Submission Date July 29, 2011
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Pennsylvania State University
Tier2-1: Gender Neutral Housing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Milea Perry
Program Coordinator
Campus Sustainability Office
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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:

Penn State is committed to assisting all individuals in identifying residence hall space that is welcoming. Representatives from the offices of University Housing, Residence Life and the LGBTA Student Resource Center work with students who identify as transgender, gender variant, or other gendered individually to arrange on-campus housing options that meet the student’s needs. One option at University Park is McElwain Residence Hall, where most of the restrooms are single use occupants and have a shower, toilet and sink. Restrooms are not labeled by gender; signage simply indicates “in use” when a student is occupying the space. There are also a number of single rooms available in this area. Gender variant students can usually be accommodated on other residential campuses; however, some campuses are more equipped to provide housing than others.

The website URL where information about the program, policy, or practice is available:
Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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