Trans-inclusive Housing

Trans-Inclusive Housing communities are intended to create safer and supportive living spaces for transgender, genderqueer, gender nonconforming (GNC), and gender nonbinary (GNB) students, as well as questioning and ally-students. A trans ally is someone who advocates for and supports members of the community and actively contributes to creating a positive, affirming, living environment for people of all gender identities. Students may room together regardless of gender. Please note that this room assignment is likely to be on a mixed-gender floor/apartment and all students share common areas (e.g. bathrooms). Students who do not request a roommate(s) on their housing application will be assigned a roommate(s) based on preferences expressed in the housing application and a follow-up conversation with a housing staff member, if necessary. Only students who indicate an interest will be assigned to Trans-inclusive Housing (supplemental application required).

Trans-inclusive Housing for first-year students is located in the Merrill College residence halls. First-year students need not be academically affiliated with Merrill in order to apply for and live within this community.

Trans-inclusive Housing for continuing students and transfer students is located at Redwood Grove. These apartments are available to students of any college affiliation.

Trans-inclusive Housing for graduate students is located at Graduate Student Housing. These apartments are available to graduate students.

Kathy Cooney, Associate Director College Student Life, serves as the housing liaison for trans-identified students and can assist you with any questions or concerns you may have about which on-campus housing option (including but not limited to trans-inclusive housing) may best align with your needs. Kathy can be reached at (831) 459-5255 or