Gender Free Housing

Emerson College recognizes that not all students may identify within the gender binary of male and female. As such, we provide a gender free option for students on our campus. Gender free housing is designed to support all members of our community, including those who identify as trans, transgender, gender nonconforming, gender fluid, non-binary, genderqueer and others who may not identify as cisgender. Those living in gender free housing should expect to be placed with anyone as a roommate or suitemate, regardless of gender identity. This is a process that students must opt into. By default, students are placed with someone who identifies as the same gender as them. When referring to gender, we are referencing the gender in which a student shares with us on their housing application not their birth gender.