Gender-Inclusive Housing

Gender-inclusive housing is a policy that affords UAF students the option to live on campus with whomever they choose, regardless of biological sex, gender, or gender identity.

 
Bartlett Hall

Bartlett Hall is co-ed and has recently (2015) piloted a program for Gender Inclusive housing.

 
Cutler Student Apartments

Cutler Student Apartments is co-ed and has recently (2015) piloted a program for Gender Inclusive housing.

 
Sustainable Village

The Sustainable Village is co-ed and has recently (2015) piloted a program for Gender Inclusive housing.

 
Gender Inclusive Housing Application

Complete this form to live in a housing option if you wish to live in the same room as another student regrdeless of sex, biological gender, gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation.

Creating a Safe Space for Everyone

Residence Life is committed to providing a safe, inclusive, comfortable and supportive living experience for all students living in the University of Alaska Fairbanks' residential facilities. We offer gender inclusive housing to students who, because of gender identity and/or gender expression, prefer this option.

The majority of the university's residential system limits living arrangements to same-gender roommate pairings, which are not comfortable for some students. Gender inclusive housing options allow students who identify as transgender and gender non-conforming the ability to choose a roommate of any gender. The addition of the Gender Inclusive Living Experience acknowledges the diverse needs of the student body and underscores the importance of community. Gender inclusive housing options help further develop a residential climate that is positive, respectful, and inclusive for all residents. Gender inclusive housing is voluntary.

Available for undergraduate and graduate residents in Bartlett Hall, Cutler Student Apartments, and the Sustainable Village. This option meets the needs of all of our continuing residents, inclusive of all sexes, genders, gender identities and expressions. It means that for continuing residents, women, men, and people of all gender identities and expressions can live together. In meeting the needs of the incoming student, Residence Life will recognize and respect the gender identity the student has established with housing. 
 

What if I still have questions?

If you have any questions or wish to discuss your interest or preferences, please send an email to uaf-housing@alaska.edu.

Frequently Asked Questions

How was Gender-Inclusive Housing Created?  
Residence Life launched a project group durning Fall 2014 composed of interested staff members to investigated the concept of Gender Inclusive Housing (GIH). GIH was established Fall 2015 and after consultation with GIH residents, along with continued demand, has been renewed and expanded.  
How many schools have GIH?   
Currently, at least 148 public and private schools in the United States have GIH or a policy that supports this option. Research conducted with similar public institutions with Gender Inclusive Housing options indicated limited concerns regarding GIH implementation. The most common concern has come from parents asking whether students would be placed in the community without requesting it. No increase in undesirable behavior (by students within or outside the community) was reported by any school with whom we communicated.   
Will it cost more?   
No, the cost will be based on hall and room type, not on community participation. For a current example of hall rates click here.   
How will roommate matching be done?  
Students will provide information on the supplemental application regarding roommate and suitemate preferences. No identifying characteristics (e.g., sexual orientation) are required to be shared. Students are given the option to share or be matched based on criteria with which they feel most comfortable in disclosing.  
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