Gender-Inclusive Housing

gender-inclusive housing

Our Commitment

UofL Campus Housing makes it our mission to promote a safe, convenient, inclusive and healthy living-learning environment in all of our residence halls. We focus on providing opportunities in our halls which engage students and encourage their success here on campus. This includes making sure that all of our residents feel welcomed, valued, safe, and respected in our halls. In order to accommodate the preferences of our diverse student population, we are pleased to offer gender-inclusive housing options. We enjoy working with students of diverse gender identities and specific gender-related housing needs to ensure that they feel safe, supported, and included in our halls.

Our department also partners with the LGBT Center to host the Bayard Rustin LGBTQ+ and Social Justice themed community.

Gender-Inclusive Housing Options

The following residence halls offer gender-inclusive housing:

Kurz Hall

Community Park 

Louisville Hall 

Belknap Residence Hall 

University Tower Apartments 

Cardinal Towne 

University Pointe

Bettie Johnson 

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What is gender-inclusive housing?

Here at UofL, gender-inclusive housing means that residents are not restricted by traditional limitations of the gender binary (male/female) within their living unit. All residents are able to assign/receive assignments based on the gender identity which they specify on their housing profile.

What contributed to the creation of gender-inclusive housing on campus?

As we strive to create a welcoming, inclusive, and safe residential experience, offering gender-inclusive housing that both accommodates and respects the complexities of gender identity. We believe that gender-inclusive housing creates a more welcoming environment for all students and demonstrates our commitment to our mission.

Who can participate in gender-inclusive housing?

All students are able to assign/receive assignments based on the gender identity they specify on their housing profile. For more specific questions or concerns, students may contact our Assignments Team or email us at housing@louisville.edu. We also contact all students via email and/or phone whose assigned genders at birth differ from the gender identities which they specify on their housing profile.

If I choose to be assigned to a gender-inclusive housing option, what would the bathroom set-up look like?

 All bathrooms in our suite-style halls, apartment halls, and New Residence Hall 2021 are private and lockable. Here are some more specifics:

Suite-Style Halls

Kurz Hall  and  Community Park 

In Kurz and Community Park, there are both standard double and deluxe double rooms. In standard double rooms, you and your roommate would share a bathroom unit with two roommates in the adjacent suite. The bathroom unit contains a shower and toilet, while sinks are located in each individual suite. Bathroom doors are lockable on both sides, accessible from both suites, and intended for one-person use at a time.

Louisville Hall 

Several different room types are available in Louisville Hall. Bathroom privacy varies by room type, although all bathroom units are private in the sense that only you or your suitemates would access the bathroom, which is intended for one-person use at a time. For example, a single room would contain a bathroom only for the resident living in that room. On the other hand, double would mean that both suitemates share a bathroom unit. All bathrooms contain a sink, shower, and toilet. Bathroom doors are lockable from the inside.

Apartment Halls

Bettie Johnson, University Tower Apartments, and  Cardinal Towne  

Several different room types are available in these three apartment halls. Bathroom privacy varies by room type, although all bathroom units are private in the sense that only you or your apartment mates would access the bathroom, which is intended for one-person use at a time. For example, a single room would contain a bathroom only for the resident living in that room. On the other hand, double would mean that both apartment mates share a bathroom unit. Most* bathrooms contain a sink, shower, and toilet. All bathroom doors are lockable from the inside.

*In some Bettie Johnson apartments, sinks are located in a resident’s room instead of the bathroom.

University Pointe

This apartment hall contains only one room type, a four-bedroom by four-bathroom. This means that each resident accesses their own private bathroom unit connected to their individual room. All bathrooms contain a sink, shower, and toilet. Bathroom doors are lockable from the inside 

Traditional Halls

Belknap Residence Hall 

·         Multiple private bathroom units are located throughout the hall.
·         Bathroom units are lockable from the inside and are intended for one-person use at a time.
·         All bathrooms contain a shower, sink, and toilet.
·         Any resident may utilize any private bathroom unit throughout the hall.

If I have already moved into a space for the semester but decide that I would like to move into a gender-inclusive housing option, what should I do?

At any point in the academic year when our room change request is available, you may submit a request to another available space on campus. For more specific questions or extenuating circumstances necessitating an immediate room change, students may contact our Assignments Team or email us at housing@louisville.edu.

Resources 

Check out a list of helpful resources for LGBTQ+ students and their allies.

Check out these campus resources.