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, birth gender, biological gender, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation.

This housing option is available within designated living areas for first year, returning, and transferring students of any gender identity to choose to live together in shared rooms or apartments. Students who select this housing option must submit a Gender Inclusive Housing Agreement in order to finalize their interest.

First year (freshmen) students, Transferring students, and Returning residents who complete a Gender Inclusive Housing Agreement 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 who did not have a housing contract with university housing for the 2021-2022 academic year who have an interest in Gender Inclusive Housing are able to contact Millennium Hall and select Application/Forms.

Important Information

This housing option is offered based on availability, the student's eligibility for on-campus housing, and meeting all deadlines for submission of the housing deposit and housing contract. Housing assignments are considered based on individual needs, preferences, and space availability. Unless roommate preferences are provided, students assigned within Gender Inclusive Housing will be assigned with another student selecting GIH.

Completion of a Gender Inclusive Housing Agreement does not guarantee an assignment in a GIH room/apartment.

GIH may be located in a Premium Housing rate building.  If you are selected to be in GIH you may be placed in Premium Housing, which has a higher price point.

Current students must complete by April 1, 2022 at 5 p.m.

First Year and Transferring students must complete by May 1, 2022 at midnight.

Available on February 1, 2022 for new students and March 14, 2022 for returning students. Please be aware that your legal name will appear and be pre-populated on the Gender Inclusive Housing Agreement.

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FAQ's

Gender Inclusive Housing is a voluntary housing option where students can be assigned to live in the same room with any other student regardless of sex, birth gender, biological gender, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation.

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 2021-2022 contract with university housing who have an interest in Gender Inclusive Housing will need to contact Millennium Hall and select Application/Forms.

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, 2022 at midnight.

Returning residents not currently in Gender Inclusive Housing must complete the Gender Inclusive Housing Agreement by April 1, 2022 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 building assignment.

Residents currently in Gender Inclusive Housing will need to complete the gender inclusive housing application by April 1, 2022. GIH is not automatically renewed each year.

Returning and Transferring students can indicate an interest during the Millennium Hall contract process and after, based on availability.

Completion of a Gender Inclusive Housing Agreement does not guarantee an assignment in a GIH room/apartment.

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 Agreement.

Gender Inclusive Housing is available in the following buildings:

Traditional Residence Halls: Barton House, Douglass House, Glen Complex, Newell Hall, Residence Tower, and Richmond 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.

If a vacancy occurs, Housing & Residence Life staff will work with the resident(s) to fill the vacancy in the room/apartment.

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.

Visit the Chosen & Preferred Name page for more information on notifying Towson University of your Chosen or Preferred name.

 

Gender Inclusive Housing is not intended for romantic couples. However, we respect the privacy of our students.

Gender Inclusive Housing was a pilot program for the 2012-2013 academic year and has continued to be a housing option since.

 

For additional questions please contact .

Contact

Department of Housing & Residence Life

Location
Marshall Hall Suite 50
8000 York Road
Towson, MD 21252-0001
Hours
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Phone
410-704-2516
Fax
410-704-4228