In 2011 the Department of Residence Life implemented a Diversity Committee initiative to transition bathrooms across multiple residence halls to become Gender Neutral Bathrooms. Marked with the sign you see below, these bathrooms provide a safe place for individuals of all genders to utilize. Instead of a “Unisex” sign, the language “Gender Neutral” was specifically chosen to welcome all genders and spark educational conversations. In doing so, we hope to accommodate our valued minority population while additionally educating our majority. All bathrooms have lockable doors for privacy. As renovations occur, additional gender neutral bathrooms will be added.
|Burgum||Lobby | Near main desk | Basement|
|Cater||First floor, near multi-purpose room|
|Churchill||Two on each floor* | Basement*|
|Dinan||Lobby, near main desk | One on each floor*|
|Reed/Johnson||Lobby | Floors 1*, 2*, 3* | Basement|
|Weible||Basement | Next to main office | South Weible Floors 1, 2, 3|
|Niskanen Hall||Community Center (2)|
|Niskanen Hall||Main building, hall office|
Two per floor* | Next to main office
*Gender neutral restroom includes shower, in addition to toilet and sink.
“Because gender-diverse students are often subject to harassment and violence when using male or female-specific campus restrooms, a rapidly growing number of colleges and universities are creating gender-neutral bathrooms, either through renovations or by simply changing the signs on single-stall male/female restrooms." Transgendered Law and Policy Institute (transgenderlaw.org)