Gender inclusive housing

Our department strives to accommodate student's individual requests for inclusive and accessible housing, regardless of students' gender identity or sex assigned at birth.

We have three options for students preferring this housing:

  1. Gender Inclusive Housing by suite/apartment - A residence hall suite or apartment with roommates determined without regard to biological sex or gender identity. These individuals share a restroom (toilet, shower, sinks, etc.) within their unit.
  2. Gender Inclusive Housing by room - A residence hall room with a roommate(s) determined without regard to biological sex or gender identity. These individuals with share a community restroom (toilet, shower, sinks, etc.) in the community that is separated by sex (male restroom, female restroom).
  3. Gender Inclusive Communal Housing - An entire residence hall floor where all individuals in the community live without regard to biological sex or gender identity (including roommate pairings, if applicable). These students share two gender-inclusive bathrooms which have private stalls for toilets with partitions going nearly to the floor and ceiling; and shower stalls with partitions going nearly to the floor and ceiling with individual changing areas.

These housing options are designed to provide affirming and supportive environments for transgender students, gender-nonconforming students, and the larger LGBTQIA+ student community. Gender Inclusive Housing participants and their guests must commit to maintaining an inclusive and welcoming living environment.

Apply for Gender Inclusive Housing

To apply for Gender Inclusive Housing*, you must complete the following steps:

  1. Apply for housing
  2. Indicate "Yes" to Gender Inclusive Housing in the application
  3. To be eligible for this housing option, you must complete the Gender Inclusive Housing application and list any preferred roommates. Roommates must be mutually requested.

By applying for Gender Inclusive Housing, you indicate that you understand and agree to the following:

  • All policies and procedures as outlined in the License Agreement apply to Gender Inclusive Housing.
  • You are committing to maintaining an inclusive, welcoming and affirming living environment.
  • Gender Inclusive Housing is not designed to provide students with a room- or building-selection advantage.
  • Consistent with all our housing options, Gender Inclusive Housing room assignments/placements are not guaranteed.

*Gender Inclusive Housing is not a living option intended for students in a relationship with each other.

The University of Nevada, Reno offers additional resources for the LGBTQIA+ community.