The University recognizes that health and safety are critically important to the learning, working and residential environments on campus. One aspect of creating a welcoming environment is providing safe, accessible, and convenient restroom facilities. Many individuals benefit from accessible, gender-inclusive restrooms including those with disabilities and others who have caregivers or attendants of a different gender; people accompanying small children; and transgender, nonbinary, and gender non-conforming individuals who may be subject to harassment or violence when using gender-specific restrooms. Accordingly, the University supports the option of individuals to use the restroom that meets their individual needs or in which they feel safest.
About Gender-Inclusive Restrooms at UVM
The University of Vermont is committed to designating and maintaining gender-inclusive restrooms in as many of its buildings as feasible. Our goal is to provide a range of restroom options in all buildings including:
- Single-occupancy (A restroom that can be used by one person at a time and/or by one person assisted by another person. People of any gender can use them.)
- Multi-occupancy gender-inclusive (A restroom that can be used by more than one person at a time, by people of any gender. Stalls provide privacy.)
- Multi-occupancy gender-specific (A restroom that can be used by more than one person at a time, but only by people of one gender, traditionally men-only or women-only).
- At least one type of each restroom (single occupancy, multi-occupancy gender-inclusive, multi- occupancy gender-specific) is required when new buildings are constructed on campus and in major renovations. Restroom conversions should be considered in all buildings when possible.