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Information about Gender Inclusive Housing

Residence life is committed to providing residents with safe, clean, well maintained, and comfortable housing while also demonstrating a commitment to diversity within all department initiatives, policies and services.

Gender inclusive housing at Salem State is a living environment within our residence halls where student housing is not limited to any gender. The purpose of gender inclusive housing is to provide a safe and comfortable living space for all genders. Gender inclusive housing provides options for students who may be in the process of discovering their gender identity and helps create an environment that acknowledges, appreciates and respects the diverse nature of the student body at Salem State University. Students who wish to live in gender inclusive housing should complete the Gender Inclusive Housing Form

First Year Housing

First year students living in Bowditch or Peabody Halls, who are interested in gender inclusive housing, should contact residence life's housing operations staff to discuss housing options.

Upper Class Housing

Atlantic Hall on Central Campus or the Bates Complex on South Campus both offer gender inclusive housing options in select apartments. Both buildings consist of six-person apartments, with double and single rooms. In gender inclusive designated apartments, multi-occupant rooms are considered to be gender inclusive and students are assigned regardless of a student’s gender or biological sex. Students interested in gender inclusive housing should contact or visit residence life to fill out a gender inclusive housing application, or you may visit your assistant/resident director.

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