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All-Gender Housing

All-Gender Housing at DePaul University refers to housing whereby residents, regardless of sex, gender, or gender identity, are permitted to share a room or suite in selected areas of DePaul’s residence halls. It is intended to be a positive and respectful option for all residents who chose this opportunity. Moreover, the All-Gender Housing option acknowledges all identities and preferences, and ensures a safe and comfortable environment for all residents. 


This option will become available within the 2023-24 Housing Agreement on January 11.


Most of our residential accommodations limit living arrangements to same-gender (male/female) roommate pairings, which may not meet the needs of some residents. Our All-Gender Housing option will allow residents with gender expansive identities, who identify as transgender, gender non-conforming, non-binary, as just a few examples, the ability to share a housing unit with a student of any gender or gender expression. All-Gender Housing options help further develop a residential community that is positive, respectful, and inclusive for all residents. ​

Frequently Asked Questions

We encourage you to revisit this webpage as more information and details become available.   

Our department offers All-Gender Housing because we are committed to providing safe, inclusive, and supportive living experiences for all DePaul residents living on campus.

All-Gender Housing is not exclusively for LGBTQIA+ students; it is for any student who wants to live with people with whom they feel comfortable—no matter their gender. Any student who selects the All-Gender Housing option in the housing agreement and agrees to the standards for this preference will be welcome to live on campus in an all-gender housing unit. Roommates, suitemates, and apartment mates are students who elect this option and embrace the opportunity of living with a person of any gender.

Students who want to be part of all-gender campus housing will have the opportunity to indicate this preference within the housing agreement. Students who do not make this request will live in same-gender campus housing. 

All-Gender Housing units are across Lincoln Park Campus as well as units at University Center in the Loop. This may include specific suites, floors, and apartments to create a welcoming all-gender community.

All-Gender Housing is not intended for romantic couples and, as a rule, we strongly advise against selecting All-Gender Housing for this purpose. DePaul Housing strongly encourages students to reconsider living with a person with whom they are romantically involved, regardless of whether it is a same-sex or different-sex relationship. Some relationships are ready for this step while others are not, and there can be serious challenges for both residents should the relationship end.

Please email the DePaul Housing team at housing@depaul.edu and ask for the All-Gender Housing liaison. The liaison will reach out to you directly.

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