Gender Inclusive Housing at SUNY Plattsburgh
The primary purpose for Gender Inclusive Housing is to provide support to students who need or request accommodations due to gender identity/expression. We recognize that single-gender housing may not be comfortable for all students. We have therefore established a limited number of areas and a procedure for students to arrange housing that addresses this need. Students signing up for Gender Inclusive Housing will be permitted to have roommates and/or suitemates from across the gender spectrum. We believe that it is important that our housing policy evolve to meet the needs of all students and to create an inclusive, welcoming environment.
Like most institutions, SUNY Plattsburgh discourages students of any sexual orientation who are in a relationship from living together in a residence hall, although we do not question the students’ motives for wanting to live in gender inclusive housing. Relationship challenges or break-ups can pose significant housing conflicts.
Roommates must be mutually requested and prearranged with the Housing & Residence Life Office. If a roommate cancels their housing or moves out of the room for any reason, the remaining roommate(s) must identify a new roommate to fill the vacancy. H&RL will define the time allocated to find a new roommate. This window will depend on the time of year and the waiting list for housing. Typically a resident will be allowed 24 hours, but not more than 3 days to identify another eligible roommate. After that time, H&RL reserves the right to assign an interested student to the vacancy or relocate the remaining residents to another vacancy; gender inclusive housing cannot be guaranteed.
Please contact the Housing & Residence Life Office if you are interested in living in a gender inclusive area.
If you have any questions about housing or residence life at SUNY Plattsburgh, please contact:
Housing & Residence Life Office
Office: Algonquin Hall 103
Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Phone: (518) 564-3824