Gender-neutral housing are apartments where USC students can live with roommates regardless of gender identity or biological sex. Traditional housing options that match roommates based on biological sex can prove unsafe and unwelcoming, particularly for LGBTQ+ individuals. The gender-neutral housing option allows students to live in a safe and supportive environment.
The Office of Residential Education and LGBT Resource Center work together to coordinate the Rainbow Floor – a special interest Residential Community for LGBTQ+ students. The Rainbow Floor provides a gender-inclusive option for residents in which students of any and all gender identities share an apartment. All students regardless of their year in school can apply to live on the floor. The floor is located in Century II Apartments, each with single-person restrooms and shower facilities.
If they choose, transgender/genderqueer students can work with the LGBT Resource Center and USC Housing to advocate for a single room (with a private bathroom) within the University’s Residential Communities.