Student Life

Gender Inclusive Housing Options

Move In Gender Inclusive

In Fall 2015, we are proud to announce the addition of gender inclusive housing to our options for all students. Gender inclusive housing means that a student may choose to live with another student of any gender identity (a female- and male-identified student could live together.) This allows all students the opportunity to live in a room situation that makes them comfortable. These options are available in the Johnston Complex, the Brockton and Grove Apartments, and the North Hall Wellness and Gender Inclusive Community. You must participate in the Housing Selection and Placement Process for the community in which you would like to live, but you do not need to disclose anything about why you are choosing gender inclusive housing. We highly discourage any students from choosing to live with their significant other, whether in gender inclusive housing or not. All students in gender inclusive housing assignments will have to sign a simple contract indicating that they understand the implications of gender inclusive housing. 

Residence Life and Campus Diversity and Inclusion are dedicated to providing safe and comfortable living environments for all students, including those whose gender identity and/or expression differs from the sex assigned to them at birth.

A transgender student looking for a supportive living arrangement in the residence halls should contact one of the individuals listed below if the gender inclusive options above do not meet their needs. Because of limitations in the available housing options, there is no guarantee that all of a student’s preferences can be met, but we are highly committed to working with the student to find the best accommodations possible.

Leslie Krafft 
Director of Residence Life & Housing
909-748-8053

Leela MadhavaRau
Assistant Dean of Student Life and Director of Campus Diversity and Inclusion
909-748-8285

Housing assignments for transgender students are guided by the following values:

  • Respect for and affirmation of the student’s gender identity and/or expression
  • Prioritized attention to the student’s physical safety and emotional health
  • Enhancing the student’s opportunity for success at the University of Redlands by finding the best match between the student’s needs and the options available.  

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