Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 65.92
Liaison Sally DeLeon
Submission Date Feb. 12, 2014
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STARS v1.2

University of Maryland, College Park
PAE-T2-1: Gender Neutral Housing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Sally DeLeon
Acting Manager
Environmental Safety, Sustainability and Risk
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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)?:
Yes

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

The University of Maryland is now a gender-neutral housing supporter. Their new on-campus dorms, Prince Fredrick Hall (still under construction) and Oakland Hall are “gender neutral”, meaning men’s and women’s dorms will not be in separate wings on each floor. Each floor will also include a gender-neutral bathroom that can be used by any student resident, in addition to bathrooms that are for men and women only. Also, some current older on-campus dorms will become gender neutral in the near future as well. In addition to the neutral housing in the dorms, apartment style housing—South Campus Commons—has opposite gender apartments adjacent to each other.
http://www.rhsmith.umd.edu/news/stories/2012/NewHousing.aspx


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

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