Gender Inclusive Housing

Housing and Residence Life is committed to providing a safe, inclusive, and supportive experience for all students. Washington State University offers Gender Inclusive Housing (GIH) in a few predetermined communities to further foster these values.

The majority of the housing assignments within the residence halls require roommates and suitemates to have matching sex indicators on myWSU, except GIH. Within GIH, housing assignments are made without consideration of sex. This means folks can live together regardless of sex and gender identity. Open to all students, GIH is not restricted to members of the LGBTQIA+ community, allies and advocates are also welcome. The Housing application has GIH info listed, where the mission and values of the community are indicated; only after applicants have reviewed and agreed to the terms will applicants be placed in GIH.


Gender Inclusive Housing is located on Scott's 3rd and 4th floors and throughout all of McCroskey Residence Hall. If you have a preference to live in a community other than Scott or McCroskey, while being assigned without consideration of your sex indicator on myWSU, please email Housing and Residence Life at Our team will be happy to explore all available options with you.

Mission & Values

Gender Inclusive housing works to provide a safe, affirming, and inclusive residential living option for students of the following identities and lived experiences: 

  • Gender queer students.
  • Students who are currently transitioning from one gender to another.
  • Students who do not conform to society’s expectations of their assigned gender at birth.
  • Students who do not wish to be identified by any sex or gender identity.
  • Students who are in the process of discovering their gender identity.
  • Students who appreciate and respect people with the above identities and lived experiences, and who would prefer to live in a community comprised of such.

The Gender Inclusive community is composed of these qualities:

  • Students living on the gender-inclusive floor may share a room with students of any gender, gender identity, gender expression, or sex.
  • There are no dedicated male or female bathrooms on the gender-inclusive floors. The bathroom is a communal bathroom that is shared by all members who live on that floor.

Community Standards Include:

  • Respect my community member’s different motivations for choosing this living option.
  • Embrace and learn from experiences different from my own.
  • Engage in civil and open conversation.
  • Use inclusive and respectful language.
  • Consciously practice habits that contribute to a safe and welcoming living environment.
  • Contribute positively to the community by offering support and encouragement for the Gender Inclusive Community.
  • Support inclusive and diverse initiatives.
  • Educate my guests about community expectations and values.
  • Utilize non-gender-specific facilities such as restrooms or showers.
  • Willingness to learn and grow with fellow members of the community.

Additional LGBTQ+ Resources on Campus