Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 59.16
Liaison Rebecca Walker
Submission Date Feb. 6, 2014
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STARS v1.2

Southern Oregon University
PAE-T2-1: Gender Neutral Housing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Roxane Beigel-Coryell
Sustainability & Recycling Coordinator
Facilities Management & Planning
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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:

SOU provides a housing option for students without regard to gender placement. Students selecting to live in the gender neutral area are placed with no regard to gender identification. The area is comprised of two floors in one of the residence halls, with a gender neutral bathroom on each floor. The bathroom has no label designating "men" or "women." The Resident Assistant for this area works with the students to create an open, welcoming community for students from a variety of backgrounds and perspectives. Students of differing genders may end up living in the same room together. We encourage romantic couples of any gender identification to not live together. Roommates are placed based on a standard roommate living preference questionnaire, but without gender identification being a factor.

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

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