Student Life

Gender Inclusive Housing Options

Move In Gender Inclusive

Residence Life & Housing is proud to provide gender inclusive housing options for all students. Gender inclusive housing means that a student may choose to live with another student of any gender identity (for example, 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. Students must participate in the Housing Selection and Placement Process for the community in which they would like to live, but there is no need to disclose anything about why you are choosing gender inclusive housing. Students will just select each other as roommates/suitemates through the Student Life portal in myRedlands, and they will then be able to select their housing assignment together. 

We do highly discourage any students from choosing to live with their significant other, regardless of gender identity. 

Residence Life & Housing and Campus Diversity & 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 they require additional assistance in identifying a comfortable room assignment. 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

Leela MadhavaRau
Assistant Dean of Student Life and Director of Campus Diversity and Inclusion

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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