Residence Life

Division of Student Services

On Campus Housing

Gender Neutral Housing

At Reed College, gender neutral housing (GNH) is an additional option, one not limited by the traditional gender distinction.  GNH seeks to provide housing options welcoming to all gender identities and expressions.  This housing option allows for same gender, opposite gender or other gender identities to live together irrespective of biological sex.

All Reed College Apartments and Birchwood Apartments are gender neutral as well as specified doubles and triples located in Old Dorm Block, Cross Canyon, Bidwell, Sitka, Aspen & Sequoia. These designated gender neutral rooms and apartments are made available in the Housing Lottery and can be selected by a student in the exact same manner as any other room - a gender neutral housing designation simply means that the room may be a single-gender group or mixed-gender group depending on the outcome of the Housing Lottery process.

Gender neutral housing is not available for first-year students. First-year students who want a gender-neutral space should contact Residence Life, and an appropriate housing assignment will be made.

Contact Res Life
Phone: 503/777-7536
Fax: 503/517-7691
Office: 28 West,
5436 SE 28th Ave.

Amy Schuckman

Assistant Dean

Clea Taylor

Director of Housing


8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.;
closed noon–1 p.m.


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