Gender-Inclusive Housing

At WSU, students have the opportunity to live in Gender-Inclusive Housing (GIH), a community built around people regardless of their sex, gender identity, gender expression or sexual orientation.

This housing option addresses the diverse needs of our students and promotes a welcoming, inclusive, safe and engaging environment. This is the Department Housing and Residential Life mission, and our team is proud to create a welcoming home for all students.

Gender-Inclusive Housing is an option for students who would feel more comfortable living in a single room with a community restroom and shower that is designated as gender neutral.

The gender-neutral restroom is shared by all students in the community regardless of gender identity, expression, sex or sexual orientation.

Gender-Inclusive Housing is not the same as co-ed housing.

In co-ed housing, students of different gender identities live in nearby rooms while maintaining separate bathroom facilities. Co-ed housing is available in other residence halls.

Gender-Inclusive Housing is located on designated floors in Conway Hall. All rooms are single occupancy (no doubles, no roommates) and share community-style restroom facilities.

All community lounges, kitchens and laundry areas are shared by residents of Gender-Inclusive Housing, as well as other students living in Conway Hall.

Learn more about The Quad residence halls, including dimensions and layouts of rooms in Conway.

You can tell us you are interested in GIH on your Housing application. Students who choose to live in this community must agree to the following:

  1. I understand that Gender Inclusive Housing is defined as a housing office where students of any sex, gender identity, gender expressions and/or sexual orientation share common spaces, including bathroom and lounges.
  2. I will be responsible for upholding the standards of the community, which are in congruence with the core values of valuing and respecting all people.
  3. I understand that if I exhibit behavior contrary to the values and understanding in this agreement, I may be removed from this environment.
  4. I commit to promoting a welcome and inclusive environment and encourage others to do so as well.

You'll also have to answer these two questions on the housing application:

  1. Why would you like to live in Gender Inclusive Housing?
  2. What would you contribute to this community?

Your Housing Application will be reviewed by Housing & Residence Life staff members. If you are selected, you'll be contacted to choose a room in the community.

While it's our goal to give a room to every student who requests to join GIH, this community is filled on a rolling basis. We encourage you to complete your Housing Application in a timely manner to ensure that you can receive a space in the GIH community.

Here are some campus and community resources that you might find helpful: