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Gender Affirming Housing

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Housing and Residence Life is committed to providing a safe, inclusive, and supportive experience for students and to working with all students to meet their housing needs in an environment that promotes the dignity of all people.

To aid creating these experiences for students Housing and Residence Life offers Gender Affirming Housing (GAH) as a voluntary opt-in program for all students and a Mixed Gender Housing option for returning students.

Gender Affirming Housing allows undergraduate students of any gender the option of living in the same room/suite/or apartment with other students regardless of their gender marker on file with Tulane University. GAH is designed to be a more inclusive home on campus for students who identify as transgender, nonbinary, lesbian, gay, bisexual, pansexual, intersex, queer, asexual, agender, questioning (LGBTQIA+), and their allies.

Mixed Gender Housing allows undergraduate students of any gender the option of living in the same room/suite/or apartment with other students regardless of their gender marker on file with Tulane University.

Students that do not opt in to either of these programs will be housed in General Housing. This type of housing allows undergraduate students of the same gender marker within the Tulane system the ability to live together. This is the default, if Mixed Gender or Gender Affirming Housing is not selected.

Opting in to the Gender Affirming Housing and Mixed Gender Housing has no additional costs and will be offered throughout campus and will include a range of room types and prices.

HOW DO I APPLY?

Click here to apply to live in our new Gender Affirming Housing Cluster for first year students!

Please note that if you are applying after May 8, 2021 that availability is limited in the cluster, and we will communicate with you as availability permits. If you have questions about availability at any time, please contact us. 

On your Housing Application, simply click on the box indicating that you are interested in living in Gender Affirming Housing for Mixed Gender Housing (if applicable). 

The Gender Affirming Housing (GAH) Cluster initiative was created with the explicit goal of helping Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, and Gender Variant students experience a greater sense of belonging in TU’s residential communities. The purpose of GAH is to provide a more comfortable and safer living environment where a student can room with any other student- regardless of sex, gender, gender identity/expression, or sexual orientation. The goal of this community is designed to help students build a supportive living community based on mutual respect and inclusivity of all individuals committed to this purpose and goal. Providing a supportive, inclusive living space is critical for developing a healthy place for students to learn, develop, and grow.

This application is in addition to your Housing Application. This opportunity is for anyone to express interest. While space is open to all individuals who agree with the principles of GAH, priority will be given to those who need a safer and more inclusive space on campus.

Wall Hall will host the GAH Cluster for the 2021-2022 school year. Wall is a suite-style building for First-Year students. Please note, participants will likely be sharing a room, suite, and/or semi-private bathroom with someone identifying as a gender different from their own.

Please note that this option is different from the Gender Affirming Housing option above. The above option allows students to be matched with a roommate that also selected Gender Affirming Housing and placed into a variety of communities or within a Residential Learning Community. The Gender Affirming Housing Cluster is a specific community of students who have applied to live together in the same building, agree to abide by the GAH principles of inclusion, and will share all-gender suited bathrooms with other members.

 

If you experience a problem with your living situation that you believe is a result of your sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression, immediately talk to your resident advisor, resident director, or another staff member.  We ask that you also report bias-related incidents (confidentially, if you choose) to the Office of Human Resources and Institutional Equity and to the Office for Gender and Sexual Diversity (OGSD). To submit an online report of an incident of bias, misconduct, or discrimination, please click here.