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Resident Life Resources

While it is the goal that every area on the UCSD campus is a safe and supportive home for all members of our community, UCSD recognizes the unique needs and challenges facing the LGBTQIA+ community. In order to better support this community, each College/Residential area is making available housing options to create opportunities for support, identity exploration, and community building for the LGBT community and those interested in this community. Priority will go to students eligible for on-campus housing at the time of room assignment. Students with a current on-campus housing guarantee may indicate a preference to live in this community during the housing contract process. All other eligible students may e-mail the Residence Life Liaison at For specific information about this program, please see your Residence Life website or contact your Resident Dean.

Housing for UC San Diego’s transgender, genderqueer and gender nonconforming students

Transgender, genderqueer, agender, and gender nonconforming students are valued members of the on-campus living community at UCSD. In order to provide support for the needs of incoming and current transgender, genderqueer, agender, and gender nonconforming students, all Residence Life offices at the six colleges and Housing & Dining Services strongly encourage potential and current residents to contact the Housing Liason, at (858)

On-campus housing at UCSD is currently structured to house according to gender in all colleges, but Gender Inclusive Housing is available for students if desired.

New, first year incoming students are encouraged to contact the Housing Liason before arriving to UCSD. In meeting the needs of the incoming student, UCSD will recognize and respect the gender identity the student has established with Housing. Staff will not ask for any more information than is required to meet the student’s housing needs and all disclosed information will be kept strictly confidential.

The Housing Liason will, through conversation and specific knowledge regarding the living environments of the colleges, and in coordination with the Associate Deans of Students/Directors of Residence Life, provide students with the options available to them, given their college. There are significant responsibilities that all students have when applying for housing, including active engagement in finding roommates, selecting living environments, etc. However, at no time will Housing force a transgender, genderqueer, agender, or gender nonconforming student who has followed Housing procedures and met the above responsibilities to have to find a comfortable, welcoming housing assignment on their own.

All Residence Life professional staff, including the Associate Deans of Students/ Directors of Resident Life and Assistant Resident Deans, have received extensive training regarding transgender, genderqueer and gender nonconforming issues. Resident Advisors/Hall Advisors (RA/HA’s) also receive training from both the LGBT Resource Center and through their own Residence Life Office.

UC San Diego continues to evolve in its opportunities for students who live on campus regarding the LGBTQIA+ community. Gender Inclusive Housing, the LGBTQIA+ Theme Housing, and UC San Diego’s commitment to house transgender, genderqueer and gender nonconforming students via discussions based on individual and specific needs all have developed out of the expressed needs of students. If there are other opportunities you would like to see, or improvement to the current programs, please contact both the LGBT Resource Center and the Residence Life Office of your college. Our shared goal is to provide many opportunities to meet the needs of all UC San Diego student living on campus.