If you’re seeking a community that builds and advocates for equity, inclusion, and acceptance, Gender Inclusive Housing (GIH) is an excellent Theme Community option for you. Residents within GIH are able to select a space in the community without consideration of gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation. GIH units can be a home for all majors, and seeks to be one of the safest spaces for all identities on campus. Gender Inclusive housing allows for individuals to live together regardless of gender assigned at birth. This housing option has been developed to better provide a supportive environment where all residents can feel safe in their housing assignments with respect to their gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation. Offering Gender Inclusive Housing is supportive of creating a more inclusive campus climate and community.
What is Gender Inclusive Housing?
Gender Inclusive Housing is an environment where student housing is not restricted to traditional limitations of the gender binary (male/female). Instead, gender-inclusive housing is based on the notion that more than two genders exist. . Gender Inclusive Housing means that students from all gender identities and expressions may choose to live together.
Who can participate in Gender Inclusive Housing?
This option is available for new or continuing students. Students who believe that this housing option will best support their personal needs as they further their education in the Snow College community may contact the Office of Residence Life to discuss what options are available.
What if parents/legal guardians do not want their student to live in a gender-inclusive housing room/suite/apartment?
We encourage all students to maintain an open dialogue with their families regarding housing decisions, however students over the age of 18 are legally able to make decisions about their housing agreements without parental consent.
Can people who are romantically involved live together?
Gender Inclusive Housing is not intended for romantic couples. As a general rule, we would strongly advise against doing so. We respect and honor the privacy of our students, while realizing that there is no true way to determine if this is the intent when applying. However, please note that the Office of Housing and Residence Life strongly encourages students to reconsider living with a person with whom they are romantically involved, regardless of whether it is a same-sex or different-sex relationship. Some relationships are ready for this step while others are not, and there can be serious challenges for both students should the relationship end.
How do I apply?