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 with other students with whom they feel comfortable. 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 biological sex, gender expression, gender identity or sexual orientation.
- If a vacancy occurs during the year, the current resident(s) is(are) encouraged to find a roommate. University Housing 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, University Housing 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 Sasha Gamburg, University Housing, firstname.lastname@example.org or 215.895.6230.
First Year (Freshmen) Students:
- GIH is offered in selected rooms and/or suites in Millennium Hall, North Hall, Race Street Residences and Van Rensselaer Hall. Assignments are made on a space available basis. Interested incoming first year (freshman) students may sign up for a GIH assignment via their Drexel portal housing application.
- First Year (Freshmen) students who select GIH on their housing application will be able to roommate match with other students who have chosen to participate in GIH. Students will have an opportunity to self-select their GIH assignment during the First Year housing self-selection period.
Sophomore, Pre-Junior, Junior, Senior, Graduate or Transfer Students:
- GIH is offered in selected suites/apartments in Caneris Hall, North Hall and Stiles Hall. Assignments are made on a space available basis. Second Year (Sophomore), Pre-Junior, Junior, Senior, Graduate or Transfer students interested in GIH may request a GIH assignment via their Drexel portal housing application.
- Sophomore, Pre-Junior, Junior, Senior, Graduate or Transfer Students who select GIH on their housing application will be able to roommate match with other students who have chosen to participate in GIH. 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
Residential Living Office (RLO) offers Gender-Inclusive Housing as one of the many initiatives happening in Drexel Residence halls in support of all students. The entire RLO 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.