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Gender Inclusive Housing

Recognizing that single-gender housing may not be appropriate or comfortable for all students, Residential Life offers a limited number of rooms as Gender Inclusive Housing in both the residence halls and apartments on a space available basis. Students signing up for these areas will be permitted to have roommates and suitemates from across the gender spectrum. Gender Inclusive Housing will allow for an environment where student housing is not restricted by traditional limitations presented by our current system that is based on the gender binary. We believe that it is important that our housing policies evolve to meet the needs of all students and to create an inclusive, welcoming environment. Continuing students may elect Gender Inclusive Housing during their Residence Hall or Apartment sign-up.

New students to the University should contact the Department’s LGBTQ liaison, Karla Jaime-Benitez, at 518-442-5875 or kjaime-benitez@albany.edu.

Questions? See our Gender Inclusive Housing FAQs

Gender-Neutral Restrooms

The Department of Residential Life offers gender neutral (blind) bathrooms in several buildings. Please choose a quad below to for locations:

Colonial Quad
Two Restrooms Located in the Basement of Each:
  • Clinton Hall
  • Herkimer Hall
  • Johnson Hall
  • Morris Hall
Two Restrooms located in the Livingston Tower Penthouse
State Quad
Two Restrooms Located in the Basement of Each:
  • Anthony Hall
  • Cooper Hall
  • Fulton Hall
  • Irving Hall
  • Steinmetz Hall
Two Restrooms located in the Eastman Tower Penthouse