Gender Inclusive Housing

What is gender inclusive housing?

Gender inclusive housing is available for students who wish to reside together within a floor, room, or suite regardless of their gender, gender identity, or gender expression.

What should I expect from living on a gender inclusive floor?

You are expected to understand the importance of accepting individuals for who they are, respecting one another’s differing viewpoints and ideas, and embracing those differences by encouraging an educated, supportive living environment. These expectations are not only a part of everyday living, but are part of the everyday practice of building interpersonal relationships and civility. We hope that you will become an advocate for inclusion on campus and an ally to other students around you. We also hope that you will become a leader and active member of the SUNY Cortland community.

What style of housing is available?

Double rooms in four- or six- person suites, double rooms in corridor style and single rooms in four-person apartments.

Do I have to sign a living agreement like on other special interest floors?

Yes. you must sign the Gender Inclusive Housing Living Agreement. View the living agreement (PDF). Download the document to complete electronically.

Living agreement

The ultimate goal for Gender Inclusive Housing is to develop a community for all students who choose to participate to feel accepted and supported.  This floor is open to students, regardless of gender identity and as space is available, who would like to grow not only as individuals, but as student leaders and active citizens in society.

  • I agree that it is my responsibility to work collaboratively with my peers in the Gender Inclusive Housing community towards successfully developing a living environment that is both accepting and open to all people, regardless of sex and/or gender identity.
  • I understand that Gender Inclusive Housing is a way for SUNY Cortland to promote inclusion on campus by providing an environment where students can feel accepted, welcomed and supported. I will utilize effective communication, especially when there is conflict and compromising; and, I will work on building strong relationships with my peers, so that I can become a student leader who is willing to engage with and learn from students who may be different than me.
  • Part of living in Gender Inclusive Housing will include: signing and agreeing to the terms and conditions of this agreement form, and sitting with a residence hall staff member through a Roommate Agreement Form mediation meeting.
  • I also understand that should any of my room- or apartment-mates leave, I will be assigned a new room- or apartment-mate of any gender.
  • It is my responsibility to adhere to all college and residence hall policies in accordance with The Room and Board License and The Student Code of Conduct. I understand that failure to follow through on these expectations may result in the relocation of my housing assignment and/or further disciplinary sanctions.  I also understand that if I no longer choose to live in Gender Inclusive Housing, a new housing assignment is not guaranteed.

Please agree to these statements if you intend to participate in our Gender Inclusive Housing option. Remember that by signing this form you agree to adhere to the expectations of this community, and you will actively work towards fostering this inclusive living environment for the other individuals involved.

Where is gender inclusive housing?

  • The fifth floor of Casey Tower
  • Ground floor of DeGroat Hall (fall 2016)
  • The following buildings at West Campus Apartments: 6, 9, and 12.

What do you offer in other residence halls?

Gender inclusive housing is currently located in Casey Tower, DeGroat Hall (fall 2016) and West Campus Apartments. In some of our other residence halls, we do offer bedrooms with private bathrooms for you to use. View the single-use bathroom listing.