Students interested in Gender-Inclusive Living
have the following options:
First Year Students
Any first year student wishing to live on a gender-inclusive floor will have the option on their First Year Housing Preference Form found on the Allegheny Bound Essentials website. The floors, in Baldwin Hall and Edwards Wellness Hall, do not require an application but preferences should be made clear on the housing form. These communities are designed to offer support, activities and resources for incoming people of all gender identities/expressions and affirm the cultural experiences of LGBTQ students and allies. Rooms are all double capacity and roommates are carefully chosen based on clear understanding of need and best fit for each student.
Upper Class Students
The Gender Inclusive Living Community is located in Allegheny Hall and is a space for people of all gender identities and expressions and affirms the cultural experiences of LGBTQ students and allies, while welcoming the diverse and complex identities of every resident. This community provides options for a variety of students: those who feel uncomfortable rooming with members of the same sex, students in the process of discovering their gender identity, and students who feel they would be more compatible living in a community that supports all gender identities and expressions.
Allegheny Hall houses 16 single rooms and restrooms in this building are designated all-gender. This is an intentional community for those who promote inclusivity regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender-expression.
Students who live in this community will be expected to contribute positively to the community by:
1) offering support and encouragement for the living environment,
2) respecting floor members’ different motivations for choosing this living option,
3) embracing and learning from experiences different from one’s own,
4) actively participating in community events, and
5) abiding by the Allegheny College Statement of Community.
This is an APPLICATION ONLY option.
Independent Living Spaces
All students living in our Independent Living Spaces (College Owned Houses, North Village 1 and 2, College Court, and Allegheny Commons) can do so in a gender-inclusive environment. All facilities are shared by house/apartment/suite residents including bathrooms. There is no programmatic component specifically designed in these areas unless it is student/staff initiated. Most of these spaces are available during the Room Selection process for Upperclass students (Juniors and Seniors). There are excpetions, for example: The Max Kade International Wing Language Houses and Special Interest Houses.
Currently, Caflisch Hall has a Gender-Inclusive floor for upper class students where restrooms are all gender as well as rooms. Spaces range from Singles to Double Suites. These rooms are available during the Room Selection process in the Spring.