Drexel University offers Gender-Inclusive Housing (GIH) to support Drexel’s ongoing commitment to develop environments that are welcoming and inclusive. GIH enhances the residential experience by allowing students to live in the same room and share internal/external bathrooms regardless of assigned sex and/or gender expression. GIH is optional and students must expressly state their desire for a GIH assignment.
Gender-Inclusive Housing Request and Assignment Process
- GIH is optional and students must expressly state their desire for this option through their Drexel Portal housing application.
- Students will live in the same room and share internal/external bathrooms regardless of assigned sex, gender identity and/or gender expression.
- If a vacancy occurs during the year, the current resident(s) is(are) encouraged to find a roommate. Housing and Residence Life will work with the current occupant(s) to identify other solutions such as placement of a student from the GIH waitlist and/or assigning a student who has confirmed placement interest in GIH.
- If no GIH interested student can be identified to fill the vacancy, Housing and Residence Life may re-designate the room as gender specific.
- Students with questions about GIH assignments or who wish to learn about all the options available to them may contact Housing and Residence Life, firstname.lastname@example.org or 215.895.6155.
GIH is offered in selected rooms and/or suites in Bentley Hall, Caneris Hall, Millennium Hall, Myers Hall, North Hall, Race Street Residences, Stiles Hall and Van Rensselaer Hall. Assignments are made on a space available basis.
Interested students may sign up for a GIH assignment on their Housing Application via DrexelOne. Incoming first year students and upperclass students will have an opportunity to self-select their GIH assignment during the Upperclassman housing self-selection period.
Gender-Inclusive Housing FAQs
Other Campus Resources
Housing and Residence Life offers Gender-Inclusive Housing as one of the many initiatives happening in Drexel Residence halls in support of all students. The entire HRL staff is trained and ready to provide support and to connect students to resources across campus. In addition, students will find educational and social programs to connect with other students around the topics of inclusion and diversity.
Student Center for Diversity and Inclusion (SCDI) coordinates comprehensive, student-focused, cultural month programming and develops and implements a wide range of multicultural and social justice education and training opportunities on topics including but not limited to: gender, race and ethnicity, sexual orientation and socioeconomic class by means of in-class presentations, intergroup dialogue circles, student organization workshops, etc., to increase student engagement and promote an inclusive and interdependent, socially just community.
Office of Equality & Diversity (OED) is responsible for ensuring that the University complies with its own policies and with federal, state, and local laws prohibiting discrimination and harassment based upon race, color, religion, gender, gender identity and expression, pregnancy, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, and veteran status and any other category prohibited by law.