University housing moves to be more gender inclusive

By Daily Illini Staff Report

Students returning to campus in the fall will be among the first to experience the University’s push for more gender inclusivity on campus.

According to a University Housing press release, the 1 North wing of Allen Hall will be gender inclusive beginning in the fall of 2015.

The wing will be coed by door, meaning men’s rooms will be located next to women’s, similar to private University housing buildings, such as Bromley Hall.

Additionally, the bathroom will be changed to a gender inclusive bathroom so students of any gender can use the same bathroom at the same time. To increase privacy, the housing department will install taller shower stalls, toilet stall doors and gaps on stall doors, according to the press release.

The first floor of Saunders Hall will also become coed by door, but individual use bathrooms will still be available.