Gender-Inclusive Housing at Saint Joseph's University

The Office of Residence Life offers gender-inclusive housing as part of Saint Joseph University‚Äôs mission to be an inclusive community that educates and cares for the whole person. This housing opportunity recognizes the diverse housing needs of students and furthers our commitment to developing safe, inclusive, and welcoming residential communities for all students. Gender-inclusive housing allows interested students to live in the same housing unit with other students of their choosing, regardless of sex assigned at birth, gender expression, or gender identity. Gender-inclusive housing is an option that is available to all students; students must expressly state and affirm their interest in a gender-inclusive housing assignment and complete a Gender Inclusive Housing Agreement in addition to the standard housing agreement. To explore gender-inclusive housing, please contact the Office of Residence Life at reslife@sju.edu or 610-660-1060.     

Gender-Inclusive Housing for Upperclass Students:

  • Gender-inclusive housing is available in apartment-style locations throughout campus. Students may mutually request a roommate or roommate group of their choosing.
  • Students will be prompted through the online housing agreement process in the housing portal to contact the Office of Residence Life if they are interested in gender-inclusive housing options. 
  • Residence Life staff will work with students to administratively place them into a housing location that best meets their needs and interests OR students may mutually request a roommate or roommate group of their choosing to participate in the housing selection process. 
  • All roommates will need to confirm their own interest in the gender-inclusive housing placement and complete a gender-inclusive housing agreement in addition to the standard housing agreement. 

Gender-Inclusive Housing for First-Year Students:

  • When possible, a gender-inclusive suite will be made available in Lafarge or Sourin Residence Center.
  • Incoming students will be prompted through the online housing agreement process in the housing portal to contact the Office of Residence Life if they are interested in gender-inclusive housing placement. 
  • Residence Life staff will work with students to administratively place them into a gender-inclusive suite. Students may be placed in other first-year housing locations on a case-by-case basis. 
  • Students may request one roommate of their choosing.  The requested roommate will need to confirm their interest in the gender-inclusive housing placement; both roommates will complete a gender-inclusive housing agreement in addition to the standard housing agreement.