Gender Inclusive Housing
The University of Pittsburgh and Panther Central value every member of the Pitt community and strive to fully include all students into on-campus housing. Gender Inclusive Housing gives students the option to live on campus with whomever they choose regardless of gender, sex, gender identity, or expression. Gender Inclusive Housing options are available in select buildings for both first-year and upper-class students, in accordance with the University’s housing assignment process.
First-Year Student Gender Inclusive Housing
Gender Inclusive Housing options are provided to first-year students based upon availability. First-Year students requesting to reside in Gender Inclusive Housing are assigned regardless of gender, sex, gender identity, or expression, based on availability. First-Year students who are interested in Gender Inclusive Housing should contact Panther Central directly upon admission to the University. More information about our First-Year Student housing application and assignment process can be found here.
Non-guaranteed First-Year Students
Gender Inclusive Housing options are provided to non-guaranteed first-year students based upon availability. Students will be placed on a waiting list in the order in which their housing contract and deposit are received. Wait list students are not guaranteed on-campus accommodations. Students with specific Gender Inclusive Housing requests should contact Panther Central directly upon admission to the University. Notification of possible on-campus housing does not usually occur before late June.
Upper-Class Gender Inclusive Housing Selection
Gender Inclusive Housing is available for upper-class students in Ruskin Hall. Housing selection for upper-class students takes place each Spring Term. To be eligible for Gender Inclusive Housing, students will apply through the typical housing selection suite and apartment lottery bid process and indicate Gender Inclusive Housing on their bid application.
Panther Central will contact Gender inclusive bid winners and will manually assign the group after speaking to the group leader. If groups do not win a bid, students are encouraged to participate in General Room Selection at their corresponding time. More information about the upperclass application and selection process can be found here.
Non-guaranteed Upper-class Students
Gender Inclusive Housing options are provided to non-guaranteed students in Ruskin Hall, depending on availability. Students will be placed on a waiting list in the order in which their housing contract and deposit are received. Waiting list students are not guaranteed on-campus accommodations. Students with specific Gender Inclusive Housing requests should contact Panther Central directly upon completion of the housing application. Notification of possible on-campus housing does not usually occur before late June.
Vacancies and Room Change Procedures
In accordance with the University’s general process and depending on the style of the room, vacancies within Gender Inclusive buildings will be filled with students of the same sex-at-birth as the remaining roommate, unless otherwise requested.
Students residing in Gender Inclusive Housing who request a room change mid-semester have the option to be placed in a different Gender Inclusive space (if available) or placed in a room with a roommate of the same sex-at-birth. Room changes are intended to be used for emergency purposes and are not approved on a regular basis. If there is not an agreement made with the current roommates in regards to the gender of vacant bed space, the University has the right to relocate all remaining roommates and fill the apartment as needed.
Publications and Forms
For quick access to important Housing and Dining documents as well as frequently used forms, please visit the publications page!
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