Gender-Inclusive Housing

In general, students at Miami University are assigned roommates of the same legal sex.  However, the University recognizes that this may not be the best option for all students and that students can have diverse needs that their living spaces should meet. In cooperation with the Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion, LGBTQ+ Initiatives, and the Campus Services Center, the Office of Residence Life offers gender inclusive housing. Gender inclusive housing provides room assignment options that better affirms a student’s gender identity. We create this living environment by ensuring that students have reasonable access to resources, matching students with affirming or selected roommates, and training residence hall staff to facilitate a welcoming community. 

Housing Options

Many options are available for students who would like to explore gender inclusive housing. Our students can choose from a variety of residence halls/apartments and living-learning communities. Review all living-learning communities on our Community Options website. While we cannot accommodate all LLC preferences with Gender Inclusive Housing, we do our best to provide students with the best holistic living experience. Miami University also offers the Love. Honor. Pride Living Learning Community (LLC) which is dedicated to creating a gender inclusive space for LGBTQIA+ students and their allies during their residential experience at Miami. Students within this LLC will have opportunities to explore multiple identities, connect to LGBTQ+ Services and student organizations, and build community. This LLC supports students in choosing (or being placed with) a roommate of any gender.

Please note that if a student selects the option of Heritage Commons apartments, you and roommates must submit a request and agreement to fill the entire apartment. The Campus Services Center and Office of Residence Life will not randomly assign roommates/apartment-mates together for gender inclusive housing.

To Request or Ask about Gender Inclusive Housing

If you would like to request gender inclusive housing, please complete this questionnaire. Tresa Barlage Zianno will contact you to discuss living options.


Tresa Barlage Zianno, Associate Director of Residence Life