University of Delaware to Offer All-Gender Housing Option

The University of Delaware (UD) is kicking off a pretty cool new policy starting in the fall semester of 2015: all-gender housing. The plan, according to a press release, is being put in place to “support those students who may identify as transgender, are questioning their gender identity, do not wish to prescribe to gender classifications or are uncomfortable with a same-sex roommate.”

More from Kathleen Kerr, executive director of Residence Life and Housing at UD: “We believe this option will provide a more comfortable living environment and on-campus home for some of our students. … The goal is to create an environment that acknowledges and respects the diverse nature and needs of our student body.”

Interested students will get suite-style double and single rooms with a shared bath in a yet-to-be-determined facility on Laird Campus. For now, the option is only available to sophomores, juniors and seniors aged 18 years and up, though the Residence Life and Housing says incoming freshmen with an interest should inquire about other options.

For more information, go here.