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Types of Housing

What is Gender Inclusive Housing?

Gender Inclusive Housing aims to create an environment in which a resident is not restricted to the traditional limitations set out by the gender binary (male/female). Instead, it allows the Office of Residence Life to work based on the notion that more than two genders exist or that one does not have a gender, which is a fact. The Office of Residence Life is committed to establishing an inclusive and diverse environment where residents have the opportunity to thrive without the fear of hiding an identity. This means that Gender Inclusive Housing grants the opportunity for residents from all gender identities and expressions to live together if they choose.

Is Gender Inclusive Housing just for LGBTQIA2S+ residents?

It is a common myth and stereotype that just members of the LGBTQIA2S+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, Intersex, Asexual/Ally, 2-Spirited, and more) community are those that request Gender Inclusive Housing. In fact, Gender Inclusive Housing is available and provided for residents throughout the entirety of the sexuality spectrum and allows for any resident to live with people with whom they feel comfortable with-regardless of gender or lack of gender. Residents who select Gender Inclusive Housing must be comfortable and open to living with anyone regardless of gender or lack of gender. There are a variety of reasons why a resident may select to live in Gender Inclusive Housing, and being a member of the LGBTQIA2S+ community is not always an identity they may carry.

Who can select Gender Inclusive Housing?

Gender Inclusive Housing is available for all residents of Flagler College who are comfortable living with other residents who may have a different gender from them or may not have a gender.

Who lives in Gender Inclusive Housing?

Only those residents that fill out the Gender Inclusive Housing Application will be permitted to live in Gender Inclusive Housing. Room changes will not occur in those spaces unless both (or more) parties fill out the Gender Inclusive Housing Application.

What if my parent/guardian does not want me living in Gender Inclusive Housing?

The Office of Residence Life encourages all residents to make critical decisions about their future with their own mental and physical health as a priority. While we understand that family members and their inputs play a large role in our decision-making, we also understand that sometimes our decisions do not always align with those factors as well. At the end of the day, the decision to live in Gender Inclusive Housing is the resident’s.

Is Gender Inclusive Housing for romantic and/or domestic partners?

No, Gender Inclusive Housing is not designed to be a space for romantic and/or domestic partners. The housing is designed to support residents throughout the entirety of the gender spectrum, and lack of gender, so that they have space.

Contact Residence Life

Office Hours
Monday - Friday
8AM - 5PM

Location

Student Services Room 224,
2nd floor, Ringhaver Student Center

Students seated on couches in the Abare Hall commons