Gender Inclusive Living

We have a variety of housing options throughout our system. Gender Inclusive Living options are available in designated areas on campus. Interested residents should express their interest for Gender Inclusive Living when completing the housing application. Click here to access the application.

Gender-Inclusive Living FAQs

HOW TO APPLY FOR GENDER INCLUSIVE LIVING?

INCOMING STUDENTS
New students at Purdue University completing the housing application for the 2024-2025 academic year through the housing portal can indicate their interest in Gender Inclusive Living. Those who express interest and complete the application will receive an email at their Purdue account by May 21 to finalize their placement. Priority will be given to students who sign the housing contract by May 20; those who miss the deadline will be assigned based on availability.

CURRENT STUDENTS
Students who have a signed housing contract for the 24-25 academic year that would like to be assigned to Gender Inclusive Living please email Jordan Richards (she/her), Assistant Director of Residential Academic Initiatives. 

WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO OFFER GENDER INCLUSIVE HOUSING?
University Residences is committed to providing a safe, comfortable and supportive living experience for all students in our communities. Gender-inclusive housing options allow students the ability to choose a roommate of any gender. Gender inclusive housing options help further develop a residential climate that is positive, respectful and inclusive for all residents.
WHO CAN LIVE IN GENDER INCLUSIVE LIVING?
Gender-inclusive housing is voluntary and open to all students with a signed housing contract with University Residences. Anyone who has a respect and understanding of gender identity and gender expression can apply to live in Gender Inclusive Living. This housing is not intended to accommodate romantic relationships, and students are strongly discouraged from rooming with romantic partners.
HOW ARE ROOMMATES CHOSEN?
Applicants are encouraged, but not required, to self‐select their roommate. If you are unable to identify a roommate and would like to live in Gender Inclusive Living, residents will be matched based on answers provided by students during the housing contract application process in regard to personal preferences and housing preferences.
WHAT KIND OF BATHROOMS ARE THERE?
Gender Inclusive Living will be housed in suite-style rooms and apartments. In suites, bathrooms are shared between two rooms. In apartments, bathrooms are shared by 2-4 people in a single apartment.
DOES PURDUE HAVE AN LGBTQ CENTER?
Yes. Please find more information about the LGBTQ Center here: https://www.purdue.edu/lgbtq/
DOES PURDUE HAVE AN INCLUSIVE NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY?
Yes. “Purdue University prohibits discrimination against any member of the University community on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, genetic information, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, or status as a veteran.” Please find the complete policy here.
WHAT IF I STILL HAVE QUESTIONS?

For questions or more information regarding Gender Inclusive Living, contact:
Jordan Richards (she/her), Assistant Director of Residential Academic Initiatives
(765) 494-2020
richa507@purdue.edu

For questions or more information regarding Purdue's LGBTQ Center, contact:
Kelsey Chapman (she/her), Assistant Director of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Center
(765) 496-6231
chapma21@purdue.edu