Out on Campus: On-Campus Housing Related to Gender, Identity/Expression

The Housing and Residential Life staff at The University of New Hampshire are committed to working with all students to meet their housing needs in a nurturing community that values diversity and promotes dignity of all people.


If you are a student who would like individual consideration regarding your housing assignment due to gender identity/expression, please let us know as soon as possible. It is easier for Housing to work to meet your needs if contact is made earlier in the process (mid-March for upper-class students and prior to June 1st for first year students) as there are more available spaces in a wider variety of locations prior to those times. Incoming students should direct inquiries to Housing directly. Current students are encouraged to contact their Residence Hall Director or Housing. Residential Life and Housing staff will discuss information that is related to housing needs and disclosed information will be kept confidential.


It is our sincere desire to have a comfortable and welcoming living situation for all of our students. Recognizing that students are not all alike, we will try to assist each student individually who expresses a desire or need, given the factors that are within our control, as we strive to respect the gender identity that you establish with University housing.


We are in the process of assessing our campus bathrooms, and we have begun to indentify appropriate places for gender-neutral bathrooms. Right now, there are gender-neutral bathroom options on Common Purposes, a theme floor in Haaland, each floor on Devine Hall (a building in the Upper Quad), and serveral bathrooms in the Mini Dorms.


For detailed information regarding a variety of housing related topics, including important dates and deadlines, please visit the Housing website at www.unh.edu/housing. The Affirmative Action office maintains a list of gender neutral bathroom facilities across campus. Click here for more information.


If at any time you would like to discuss on-campus living issues related to gender identity/expression, the following professional staff may be helpful and we encourage you to contact them.


Shannon Marthouse
Assistant Director of Residential Life
(603) 862-2268


Ellen Semran
Coordinator of LGBTQ Student Services
Office of Multicultural Student Affairs

(603) 862-2050


Amy Whitney
Assistant Director of Housing for Occupancy and Assignments
Department of Housing
(603) 862-2120


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