List Of Colleges With Gender Neutral Housing

In the United States of America, 18 is considered the age of majority. Once reached, one can sign a contract, consent to sex, and so on. However, college students in nearly every institution in the nation are only able to live with their own gender on campus despite being adults. Per usual course,  conservatives have no substantial answer when challenged to confront their biases. Besides the personal freedom issue, forced single-sex housing causes demonstrable harm to LGBT students.

However, the silver lining reveals itself in the fact that gender neutral housing is fast becoming more common. As of this writing, here is the full list of colleges and universities that have gender neutral residence options, broken down by state:

 

California

California Instittue of Technology

Humboldt State University

Mills College

University of California – Riverside

University of California – Berkeley

Pitzer College

San Diego State University

Stanford University

 

Colorado

Colorado College

 

Connecticut

University of Connecticut

Wesleyan University

 

District of Columbia

The George Washington University

 

Iowa

Grinnell College

 

Maine

University of Southern Maine

 

Maryland

University of Maryland – College Park

University of Maryland – Baltimore County

 

Massachusetts

Brandeis University

Clark University

Hampshire College

Salem State University

Tufts University

Harvard University

 

Michigan

Eastern Michigan Unviersity

University of Michigan

Wayne State University

 

Missouri

Washington University in St. Louis

 

New Hampshire

Dartmouth College

 

New York

Bard College

Ithaca College

New York University

Pratt Institute

Sarah Lawrence College

Skidmore College

SUNY Purchase

Syracuse University

 

North Carolina

Warren Wilson College

Guilford College

 

Ohio

Columbus College of Art and Design

Oberlin College

Ohio University

 

Oklahoma

University of Tulsa

 

Oregon

Lewis and Clark College

Oregon State University

Portland State University

Reed College

Willamette University

 

Pennsylvania

Carnegie Mellon University

Haverford College

Muhlenberg College

Swarthmore College

University of Pennsylvania

 

Rhode Island

Brown University

 

Texas

Rice University

 

Vermont

Bennington College

Goddard College

University of Vermont

 

Washington

Evergreen State College

Whitman College

 

Now, I’ll leave it up to you to observe what most of those states have in common. In fact, many colleges on the list are known for their unabashed progressive leanings. Sadly, this list is not enough; as a nation, we can do better than this to protect our LGBT students and allow all adult college students freedom of choice. As a student, parent, or alumni, your voice is stronger than you think. Contact your school’s housing department and agitate for the common sense solution to move into the 21st century by freeing students to room with whatever gender they wish.

For more information and to support gender neutral housing, check this campaign out.

Photo: SUNY Purchase residence life

About Nick Greco

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Nick is a Gender Studies major and Social Media Manager that lives in Tampa Bay (A BLUE region in a BLUE state!) with his adorable guinea pig, Moo. He can frequently be seen sharpening his Feminist skills, chugging espresso, and trying to play pool.
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