Trans-friendly Student Housing

Gender Inclusive Housing.

Gender inclusive housing is a living option in which USC students can live with roommates regardless of gender identity or sex assigned at birth. Traditional housing options that match roommates based on sex assigned at birth can prove unsafe and unwelcoming, particularly for LGBTQ+ individuals. The gender inclusive housing option allows students to live in a safe and supportive environment.

Gender inclusive housing spaces are located in Cardinal Gardens and Century.

First-year applications for gender-inclusive housing
Returning student application for gender-inclusive housing

Rainbow Floor.

The Office of Residential Education and LGBT Resource Center work together to coordinate the Rainbow Floor – a special interest Residential Community for LGBTQ+ students with community-based programming. 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.

Single Residence.

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.