Residence Life

Gender-Neutral Housing Assignments

We are pleased to announce that gender-neutral housing assignments are now an option for Cleveland State students.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q.  How can I participate in gender-neutral housing assignments?

Submit a completed opt-in form to our office either via email, fax, or mail.

Q.  Is there a deadline for submitting the opt-in form?

Yes. Your opt-in form must be submitted by July 1 in order for us to finalize roommate matches in a timely manner.

Q.  Who is eligible to participate in gender-neutral housing assignments?

Any residential student is eligible to participate in gender-neutral housing assignments. On the opt-in form, you are asked to tell us why you wish to participate. This information will help us make the best possible housing assignment for each student. If the student is under the age of 18, we also ask for a parent or guardian signature. If you are unable to obtain that signature, please contact our office to discuss your circumstances.

Q.  If I want to participate in gender-neutral housing assignments, do I have to live in a specific building or on a specific floor?

No. Gender-neutral housing assignments are available in both Fenn Tower and Euclid Commons and are an option for all of our floor plans.

Q.  Can I request a roommate and participate in gender-neutral housing assignments?

Yes, but your requested roommate must also opt-in to gender-neutral housing assignments in order for us to match you with each other.

Q.  I don't have a roommate request. Can I still participate?

Yes. We will match you to a roommate who is also participating in the program.

Q.  I don’t want to participate – is there a chance that I’ll live with someone whose gender is different than mine?

No. If you do not submit the opt-in form, you will be assigned to live with someone whose gender is the same as yours.

Q.  If I don’t participate, will I share a bathroom with someone whose gender is different than mine?

No. We do not have common area bathrooms in any of our residential facilities. You will share a bathroom with your assigned roommate.

Q.  What if I change my mind after I turned in the opt-in form?

Simply send an email to reslife@csuohio.edu to let us know that you no longer wish to participate. Please be sure to send it from your CSU email.

If you have additional questions that we did not answer here, please contact our office at (216)687-5196.