LGBTQ+ Resources & Facilities
Gender neutral facilities provide important restroom and locker room access for people of all gender identities, as well as for people with disabilities who are assisted by someone of a different gender, and for parents and caregivers with children of a different gender. Additionally, at Western and under Washington State law, everyone has the right to access gender-specific facilities according to their gender identity.
Gender inclusive housing is an option for students wanting a room assignment that is not based on gender. This option is intended to provide a supportive living environment for students whose gender identity and/or gender expression does not conform to the gender binary and for LGBTQ+ students more broadly.
Academic building directories list the locations of gender neutral restrooms in the building, or the location of the nearest gender neutral restroom if there is not one in the building. Educational signs outside newly converted gender neutral restrooms help educate the campus community about the importance of these facilities.