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  1. What is Gender Inclusive Housing at KU?

Gender Inclusive Housing (GIH) is a housing option that allows students to live in a suite, regardless of their sex, gender identity, gender expression or the sex, gender identity, gender expression of their roommates.

  1. Where is GIH located?

Gender Inclusive Housing is located in Lewis Hall. There is a group of four-person suites designated to accommodate individuals who select GIH. Each suite includes a shared living room space and a shared bathroom within the suite.

  1. Who can participate in GIH?

Gender Inclusive Housing is open to any student who wishes to be housed in a gender inclusive environment, and is available on a first-come, first-served basis.  Once the GIH community is full, students can request housing accommodations based on gender identity.  Please see the accommodations process.

  1. How can I sign-up for GIH?

Apply and agree to the contract terms. Instructions are found here. Students who select Gender Inclusive Housing will receive an email from Ash Wilson, ashleighwilson@ku.edu, 785-864-7035, welcoming them to the community and providing them with more information.

  1. What is the cost of GIH?

Rates for gender inclusive housing are the same as other student rates.

  1. Is GIH a learning community?

Gender Inclusive Housing is not part of a learning community. There is no academic component or requirement for living in the gender inclusive housing option.

  1. How are roommates selected for GIH? How will unoccupied spaces be filled?

Students in GIH who do not identify roommates will be assigned roommates who have also selected to live in gender inclusive housing. Unfilled spaces will not be filled with students who have not requested to live in the GIH community.

  1. What if I sign-up for GIH and change my mind, can I still live on campus?

Yes, if space is available. The process for changing rooms is different before and after move in. Before move-in, go online to choose a new space. After move-in, contact the Administrative Assistant in your building for information.

  1. What if I don’t want to live in Gender Inclusive Housing, but want a space congruent with my gender identity, even though it does not match the gender on my legal identification?

    Our commitment is to helping students find the living environment that best meets their needs while affirming their gender identity. Contact Ash Wilson, ashleighwilson@ku.edu, or 785-864-7035.

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