Gender Inclusive Housing
University Housing is committed to providing a safe, inclusive and supportive experience for all students. We offer a variety of gender inclusive housing options to ensure that University Housing is a supportive space for residents of all gender identities and gender expressions. Gender Inclusive Housing provides multiple housing options for graduate and undergraduate students.
Graduate and Undergraduate students can be placed in a gender inclusive room in one of our many residential communities on campus and undergraduate students can also opt into our Gender Inclusive Living Experience (GILE). The Gender Inclusive Living Experience (GILE) is one of several gender-inclusive housing options offered at the University of Michigan. GILE is intended to be a safe, inclusive, comfortable and supportive community for people of all gender identities and expressions. This community supports students who identify as transgender or gender non-conforming in choosing (or being placed with) a roommate of any gender.
If you are interested in exploring any of our Gender Inclusive Housing options please submit this interest form and we will connect with you through email. If you have any questions you can email firstname.lastname@example.org visit the Gender Inclusive Living Experience FAQ for more details. Interest forms are accepted on a continuing basis until the spaces are filled.
If you have questions regarding LGBTQ campus life, feel free to contact the Spectrum Center at email@example.com. The Spectrum Center offers education, outreach, advocacy and support to U-M LGBTQ students. Please visit the Spectrum Center website for more information.
For the purpose of gender-inclusive housing, gender non-conforming is a term for individuals whose gender expression is different from societal expectations related to gender.
Gender expression is how a person represents or expresses one's gender identity to others, often through behavior, clothing, hairstyles, voice or body characteristics.
Transgender is an umbrella term for people whose gender identity, expression or behavior is different from those typically associated with their assigned sex at birth, this includes but is not limited to transsexuals, crossdressers, androgynous people, genderqueers, and gender non-conforming people. Transgender is a broad term and is appropriate for non-transgender people to use. "Trans" is shorthand for "transgender."
Definition Source: National Center for Transgender Equality; Mara Keisling, Executive Director, http://transequality.org.
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