Room Selection: Gender Neutral Housing

In keeping with the mission of Pace University to promote and support diversity, the Office of Housing and Residential Life in New York City will offer Gender Neutral Housing options for the 2014-2015 academic year. This process seeks to provide a living environment welcoming to all gender identities; one not limited by the traditional gender binary. Gender neutral housing allows for same-gender, opposite-gender, non-gender or other-gender identities to live together regardless of biological sex in a Platonic environment in which they feel safe and supported.

To apply for Gender Neutral housing, please download and complete the Gender Neutral Housing Application and Agreement (click to download).  This packet contains:

  • The Gender Neutral Housing Application
  • The Gender Neutral Housing Agreement which must be completed by each resident accepted to live in Gender Neutral Housing.
  • The a Parent/Guardian Consent form (requested of all students; required of all students under 18 years of age).

Each participant in a gender neutral housing group must complete one of these packets and submit it to the Office of Housing and Residential Life by Friday, March 28, 2014 at 5:00 pm.

Gender neutral housing participants must commit to maintaining an inclusive and welcoming living environment free of discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation.  Each application will be reviewed and a decision will be made to approve or deny the request. Gender Neutral Housing is not guaranteed to any student. Notifications will be delivered to students’ Pace University e-mail accounts.

Approval for gender neutral housing is not designed to provide students with a room selection advantage with respect to building selection. For this reason, students approved for gender neutral housing will be limited to the following buildings, based on their room selection numbers:

 

7.0+

Fulton Hall, 182 Broadway, St. George

4.0—6.999

182 Broadway, St. George

0—3.999

182 Broadway

 

Students approved for gender neutral housing will be given an appointment to select their housing during the Special Accommodations room selection period prior to online room selection, and must attend that appointment in order to secure their housing assignment. Students who apply for gender neutral housing and are not approved may still participate in the general online room selection process.

Late applications, cancellations and transfer requests will be considered; however in the event that these special requests cannot be accommodated, students will be placed in a standard non-gender neutral space. Additional gender neutral housing questions can be directed to the Office of Housing and Residential Life at 106 Fulton Street.

 

Gender Neutral Housing Application Timeline

 

Deposits Due

March 28 at 4PM

OSA

Gender Neutral Housing Applications Due

March 28 at 5PM

106 Fulton Street

Housing Application Due (through MyHousing)

April 4 at 5PM

Through MyHousing in your Pace Portal

Meetings for Gender Neutral Housing Applicants

As Scheduled by Director of Housing (between March 28th and April 4)

106 Fulton Street

Special Accommodations Room Selection Day

April 7 and 8

106 Fulton Street