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Gender and Sexuality Resource Space

The Gender and Sexuality Resource Space is a place for everyone. It is a friendly, supportive environment for people of all sexual orientation and gender identities to explore, celebrate, and educate the campus community about the diverse gender and sexual identities. With access to on- and off-campus resources, programs, and services, the Gender and Sexuality Resource Space exists to create a campus environment that is inclusive and supportive of student diversity in the areas of sexual orientation and gender identity and expression.

Frequently Asked Questions:

How welcoming is Philadelphia to LGBTQA students, faculty and staff?

Philadelphia is a welcoming city for LGBTQA people. According to the Human Rights Campaign, Philly earned 100 points out of a possible 100 on the 2015 Municipal Equality Index. The index examines the laws, policies and services available. There are also many LGBTQA-friendly events that happen throughout the year in Philadelphia. Find out more about LGBTQA-friendly events in Philadelphia.

Are sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression included in the University non-discrimination policy?

Yes. All three are included in the Drexel Equality and Non-Discrimination Policy and the Student Code of Conduct/Student Handbook.

The Equality and Non-Discrimination Policy states:

“The University is committed to an environment of equal opportunity in education and employment and to proactively undertake initiatives and take actions to create such an environment.

In the administration of its admissions policies, educational policies, employment policies, scholarship and loan programs and all other University administered programs and activities, the University prohibits discrimination against individuals on the basis of: race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, status as a veteran or special disabled veteran, gender identity and expression, genetic information and any other prohibited characteristic.

Moreover, Drexel does not tolerate unlawful harassment of any kind.

It is a violation of this policy to retaliate against any person who makes a complaint of discrimination or testifies, assists, or participates in an investigation or proceeding related to such behavior.”

See the full Equality and Non-Discrimination Policy [PDF]

The Student Code of Conduct states:

“The University prohibits discrimination and harassment against individuals based on race, color, religion, gender (sex), pregnancy, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, identify and expression and veteran status. All complaints of student discrimination, harassment and retaliation should be reported to the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards who will work in conjunction with the Office of Equality and Diversity. All complaints of non-student discrimination, harassment and retaliation should be reported to the Office of Equality and Diversity.”

See full Code of Conduct.

Any student who feels that they have been victims to harassment or unwelcome treatment can report such incidences to the Office of Equality and Diversity at 215.895.1405 or oed@drexel.edu or to the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards at 215.895.0240 or sccs@drexel.edu.

Can I find supportive faculty and staff easily?

Yes. Drexel has an LGBTQA+ Faculty and Professional Staff Network (LGBTQA+FPSN). This group is a visible association of employees who work together to promote the interests of the diverse Drexel community. LGBTQA+FPSN aims to foster a campus climate that is welcoming, inclusive and safe for everyone at the University. LGBTQA+FPSN recognizes the broad range of issues and concerns related to sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and gender expression. LGBTQA+FPSN accomplishes its mission through social events, educational initiatives and civic engagement. Their vision is to ensure that Drexel is an exemplary model of an LGBTQA-supportive campus environment that is welcoming, inclusive and safe. Find out more about the LGBTQA+FPSN group.

Does Drexel offer gender-inclusive or single occupancy housing?

Yes. Drexel University offers Gender-Inclusive Housing. If a student is interested in Gender-Inclusive Housing, they can indicate that interest through their housing application. Learn more about Gender-Inclusive Housing at Drexel. Students are also encouraged to contact the Director of the Student Center for Diversity and Inclusion.

Are there single-person restrooms on campus?

Yes. Below is a list of single use bathrooms available at Drexel University. This list is by no means exhaustive in identifying all single use bathrooms on campus and is an ongoing project. We will continue to post updates as they are available. If you find an error with this list or have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact Alex Iannucci at inclusion@drexel.edu.

Please note: Under University policy and local law, individuals have the right to use the restroom that aligns with their gender identity and expression.

Building Street Address
Location
Number
Bellet Building (center City)
1505 Race St.
1st floor
4th floor

2
1

Caneris Hall*
115 N. 32nd St.
1st floor
2
College of Medicine (Queen Lane Campus)
2900 Queen Ln.

Ground floor
Blue Cross Medical Simulation Center (ground floor)

2
1

Drexel Recreation Center
3301 Market St. 2nd floor
3rd floor
2
2
Hagerty Library 3300 Market St. Bookmark Cafe 1
Language and Communication Center 229 N. 33rd St. Basement 1
MacAlister Hall 3250 Chestnut St. 1st floor
by Barnes and Noble entrance
2
Main Building
3141 Chestnut St. 1st floor, west entrance
1
Millennium Hall* 223 N. 34th St. 1st floor
All residential floors
2
Myers Hall* 3301 Race St. 1st floor 2
Nesbitt Hall 3215 Market St. 1st floor, behind elevators 1
PSA Building 3231 Powelton Ave. 1st floor 1
Race Street Residences* 3300 Race St. 1st floor 2
Towers Hall* 101 N. 34th St. 1st floor 1
Vidas Athletic Complex 4300 Powelton Ave. 1st floor
2nd floor
1
1

* Residence hall restrooms are not open to the public - anyone who does not live in the building must be signed in as a guest.

Are there counseling and support groups available for LGBTQ students?

Yes, the Drexel Counseling Center is a safe space for LGBTQ students to seek support and counseling. The Drexel Counseling Center offers free, confidential counseling services provided by mental health professionals to currently enrolled full-time undergraduate and graduate students in an atmosphere that is welcoming and comfortable for all students. The Counseling Center offers the following services: Individual counseling, group counseling, couples counseling, outreach programs and workshops, self help and consultation.

For more information visit the Counseling Center website.