What is Gender Inclusive Housing?
Gender Inclusive Housing (GIH) is a voluntary housing option where students can be
assigned to live in the same room with any other student regardless of sex assigned
at birth, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation.
Who is eligible for Gender Inclusive Housing?
Gender Inclusive Housing is open to all students.
Students need to complete the Gender Inclusive Housing Agreement according to deadlines
and qualify for on-campus housing.
First year (freshmen) students, Transferring students, and Returning residents who indicate an interest in Gender Inclusive Housing will be assigned within university
housing as long as they have paid a housing deposit to Housing & Residence Life by
the stated deadline.
Returning residents that did not have a 2022-2023 contract with university housing
who have an interest in Gender Inclusive Housing will need to contact Millennium Hall and select Application/Forms.
What are the dates and process to indicate an interest in Gender Inclusive Housing?
Incoming First year students and Transferring students can indicate an interest during the online housing contract process for University
Housing. The deadline to complete the Gender Inclusive Housing Agreement is May 1,
2023 at midnight.
Returning residents not currently in Gender Inclusive Housing must complete the Gender Inclusive Housing Agreement by April 1, 2023 at 5 p.m. If
a returning resident is selected for GIH, they will receive a follow up email from
Housing & Residence Life, where they can select a roommate(s) and select a preferred
Residents currently in Gender Inclusive Housing will need to complete the gender inclusive housing application by April 1, 2023. GIH
is not automatically renewed each year.
Returning and Transferring students can indicate an interest during the Millennium Hall contract process and after, based
Completion of a Gender Inclusive Housing Agreement does not guarantee an assignment
in a GIH room/apartment.
What information will I need to provide on the Gender Inclusive Housing Agreement?
The Gender Inclusive Housing Agreement has both required and non-required fields.
The fields in bold below are required:
- Chosen/Preferred First Name
- Are you comfortable with us calling the cell number (listed above) and leaving a message?
- Do you currently live on campus?
- Current Gender Identity
- What are your pronouns?
- Roommate Preference
- Why are you interested in Gender Inclusive Housing at Towson University?
*Please be aware that your legal name will appear and be pre-populated on the GIH
In what Residence Halls/Apartments is Gender Inclusive Housing available?
Gender Inclusive Housing is available in the following buildings:
Traditional Residence Halls: Barton House, Douglass House, Glen Complex, and Newell Hall.
Apartments: Barnes Hall, Marshall Hall, Millennium Hall, The Residences at 10 West Burke Avenue,
and Towson Run Apartments.
Returning residents that are interested in a Gender Inclusive Apartment must be able
to fill all bed spaces in the apartment, or they will be assigned to a 1 bedroom apartment
in Towson Run, a 2 bedroom apartment in Barnes Hall or Marshall Hall, or other space
designated by HRL.
What will happen to the remaining roommates/apartment-mates in the event that a vacancy
If a vacancy occurs, Housing & Residence Life staff will work with the resident(s)
to fill the vacancy in the room/apartment.
Will Housing & Residence Life contact my parents, guardian, or other individuals about
my interest or assignment in Gender Inclusive Housing?
Housing & Residence Life values the privacy of our residents. At no time will information
about Gender Inclusive Housing interest or assignments be shared with anyone other
than the resident. Information about Gender Inclusive Assignments, Chosen Name, and
Pronouns will be shared with Housing & Residence Life staff members as needed.
Housing & Residence Life will only communicate information about Gender Inclusive
Housing assignments to an official Towson University email address.
How do I notify Towson University of my Chosen or Preferred name?
Visit the Chosen & Preferred Name page for more information on notifying Towson University of your Chosen or Preferred
Will you prevent people who are romantically involved from living together?
Gender Inclusive Housing is not intended for romantic couples. However, we respect
the privacy of our students.
When was Gender Inclusive Housing established at Towson University?
Gender Inclusive Housing was a pilot program for the 2012-2013 academic year and has
continued to be a housing option since.