About Gender Inclusive Housing
Comfort and Belonging for All Residents
Residential Life is committed to creating inclusive living communities that foster a sense of belonging and comfort for all students, inclusive of all gender identities. Residential Life at PLU routinely works with students to address issues of individual need, comfort and fit with the on-campus living experience.
Great for Residents:
- who want a mixed gender living experience
- for whom their sex assigned at birth does not match their gender identity
- who are interested in gender equity and gender-spectrum inclusion
Program + Learning Outcomes
By participating in Gender Inclusive Housing, residents will:
- participate in creating environments that are safe, equitable, and inclusive for people of all gender identities and expressions
- be able to define terms and concepts related to gender equity and inclusion
- reflect on their own gender socialization, identity, and expression
- Tingelstad Hall (one wing in New Transfer & Returner House; Note: a limited number Gender Inclusive Housing options are available in STEM House and Wellness House)
- Hinderlie Hall (one wing)
- Ordal Hall (all wings, including Lavender Community)
- South Hall(Note: residents of South Hall apartments may choose to make their apartments Gender Inclusive)
- Stuen Hall (all wings)
Some first-year students have the option to enroll (on a first-come, first-served basis) in a linked First Year Experience Program (FYEP). For example first-year students who live in the Lavender Community in Ordal will have the option to enroll in a linked First Year Experience Program (FYEP) course on the topic of social justice and first-year students who live in the Hinderlie Gender Inclusive Housing Wing will have the option to enroll in a linked First Year Experience Program (FYEP) course on the topic of creativity.
Below are a few examples of programs that have occurred in Gender Inclusive Housing in the past! If you have an idea for a wing or hall program, contact your Resident Assistant to see about planning it!
- Gender 101 by SAPET (Sexuality Awareness and Personal Empowerment Team)
- Gender Exploration Week event coordinated by Residence Hall Association
For more information about this Learning Community option you may contact any of the Community Directors per the hall of your interest below or the Department of Residential Life (firstname.lastname@example.org):