What is Gender Inclusive Housing?
Gender is as diverse as race or religion. Southern Oregon University wanted to create an environment where people did not have to identify with a gender label. The Gender Inclusive suites/apartments will not take gender as a factor into the housing application process. It is not advised that people in romantic relationships live together.
What about the bathroom?
The bathroom will be shared among those in the Semi-Suite or Apartment. The shower and toilet both have locking doors for privacy.
Who can live here?
Students that desire to live with people of differing genders. This is not a place for romantic couples to live together.
How will roommates be chosen?
Southern Oregon University will use the standard roommate questionnaire and the additional questions asked in the Housing Application, but will not take gender as a factor in deciding roommates. Students will also be able to select their desired room and roommates through the self selection process. Gender Inclusive semi-suites and apartments will be signified with a "C" for Gender (Madrone Hall, being all "Co-Ed" will not follow this convention). See below for a sample Gender Inclusive room in the self-selection module: