The University of Vermont strives to create and sustain a campus environment that supports and values all members of our community, including students, employees, and visitors.
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.
- Gender-Inclusive Restroom Task Force Report (pdf)
- Gender-Inclusive Restrooms Campus Update February 2017 (pdf)
- Gender-Inclusive Restrooms Campus Update December 2017 (pdf)
- Gender-Inclusive Restroom Task Force: 2018 Progress Update (pdf)
- Gender-Inclusive Restroom Contstruction Standard (pdf)
Find gender-inclusive restrooms
Find gender-inclusive restrooms on the campus map.