Gender Inclusive Housing

Gender Inclusive Housing

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Blake Minor started this petition to Eastern Illinois Housing

EIU Pride students have discussed a need for gender-inclusive housing. The only choices on this campus are to live in a gendered room. Trans, intersex, and people that do not feel the need for gendered housing exist on this campus. Not everyone is male or female and getting options would be beneficial to creating an inclusive campus. To accommodate these needs, Eastern Illinois University should provide gender-inclusive housing.  

There other Illinois schools have gender-inclusive housing. Northern Illinois University has a dorm that is designated to people in the LGBTQ+ community. Illinois Wesleyan University has a floor that is gender inclusive and works towards social justice in the GSD community. Southern Illinois University has housing for suitemates regardless of gender. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville has housing specifically for transgender people. Looking at these other schools shows that they have all determined a need for gender-inclusive housing. While Eastern Illinois University has no options.  

We are asking for gender-inclusive housing because those in the LGBTQ+ community do not all feel safe in the current gendered housing. In order for the students at EIU to know that they can safely identify there needs to be gender-inclusive housing. We are asking for EIU to designate a floor that is gender-inclusive which means that the individual rooms are not specifically gendered.

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