MUNCIE, Ind. -- Ball State will soon offer gender inclusive housing as part of a pilot program launching this year.
Ball State's Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Services will provide about 60 spaces with private bathrooms for the program.
Gender inclusive housing is for students who are respectful of gender identity issues.
"Transgender students and gender nonconforming students have told us they are sometimes uncomfortable with being assigned roommates who may not accept their identity or gender expression," Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Director of Housing and Residence Life Alan Hargrave said. “With that in mind, only students with mutually-confirmed roommates will be placed in gender inclusive housing.”