Residence Life and Housing

Gender-Neutral Housing Assignments

We are pleased to offer gender-inclusive housing assignments for Cleveland State students. 

Frequently Asked Questions

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

You will need to complete the Gender Neutral Housing Agreement via Housing Self-Service under "Apps & Forms". However, you will only have access to the agreement after you have submitted your Housing Application and Contract.

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 go back to the Housing Self-Service Portal, click on your completed Gender Neutral Agreement, and cancel your agreement/application.  Is you have any additional questions, please send an email to reslife@csuohio.edu or contact our office at 216-687-5196 during normal business hours.

For additional support, please visit LGBTQ+ Student Services.