SOU has several designated gender-inclusive living environments for on Campus housing. 


During the 2019-2020 Academic year, SOU Housing is proud to offer The Garden as a themed housing option. The Garden is an LGBTQ+ themed community and provides a safe space for students to live while pursuing college. This housing option is open to any student in or out of the LGBTQ+ spectrum as well as allies. 

For the 2019-2020 year, The Garden is located in the Shasta Residence Hall. The community participates in various events and activities throughout the year; most notably the Pride Parade that takes place in Ashland at the beginning of fall term which offers a fun opportunity to be introduced to the local community. This themed housing area creates a space to feel connected, supported, and understood by peers.

Southern Oregon is proud to have themed communities such as this, and hopes for each student to feel loved and validated throughout their college career. We welcome you to The Garden!


More information is available by contacting the QRC or by going to the University Housing website.