Residence Life and First Year Experience (RLFYE) provides on-campus housing options, educational residential experiences, and off-campus housing resources to undergraduate and graduate students. As part of RLFYE’s commitment to developing and sustaining residential communities that are welcoming and inclusive, the department offers gender-inclusive housing options in all residential communities for first-year, transfer, and returning students.
Gender-inclusive housing options provide Chapman students the opportunity to select housing and roommates regardless of their gender identity or biological sex. This means that students may self-select to 1) live in a single-occupancy room sharing a bathroom with a person of another gender or sex, 2) share a double-occupancy residence hall room with a roommate of another gender, 3) share a two-, three- or four-roommate suite or apartment with roommates or suitemates of other genders. Gender-inclusive housing is completely voluntary. While gender-inclusive housing options were designed to offer comfortable and safe options for students who identify as trans*, are questioning their gender identity, or do not identify with a gender binary, any student can choose to participate.