All residence halls have gender inclusive rooms with the exception of the following gender-specific buildings: Bushnell Hall (all women identifying), Manning Hall (men or women identifying by wing), Watson Hall (men or women identifying by floor) and the first-year areas (Gund, Lewis and Norton Halls).
Within each of the buildings above there are designated gender inclusive wings which also include gender inclusive restrooms.
Apartments, Houses, Suites
Most apartments, houses and suites are considered gender inclusive housing: Acland Apartments, Caples Hall, Duff House, Farr Apartments, Kenyon Farm, Market Apartments, Morgan Apartments, New Apartments, North Campus Apartments, Snowden Multicultural Center, Taft Cottages, Unity House, Wilson Apartments.
Exceptions include the Crozier Center for Women and the all-men Delta Tau Delta Lodge.
Students who wish to request room changes for any reason should contact the Office of Residential Life.
Gender Neutral Restrooms
As of Spring 2021, the Office of Residential Life in partnership with the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion expanded gender neutral restroom options across all residential spaces. Currently, there are nearly 50 gender neutral restrooms--the vast majority are multi-stalled--in residence halls across campus.
Below, you can explore where these gender neutral restrooms are located. For gender neutral restrooms in apartments, see section above.
Bushnell Hall (6 total): Near rooms 102, 105, 116, 216 and in the basement lounge.
Caples Hall (6 total): First floor lounge area, near rooms 107-110, near rooms 304 and 308 (two single-use restrooms), near rooms 407-410, and near rooms 503-504.
Gund Hall (3 total): Two off of the foyer, and across from rooms 106-115
Hanna Hall (4 total): Between rooms 011-014, 105-108, 205-208, and between the third floor lounges.
Leonard Hall (3 total): Across from rooms 121, 221, and 321.
Lewis Hall (1 total): Next to room 110.
Manning Hall (6 total): Next to rooms 002, 102, 116, 202, 205, and 216.
Mather Hall (4 total): Near rooms 113-115, 213-215, second floor lounge area, and 320-322.
McBride Hall (5 total): Near rooms 120-122 (two single-use), second floor lounge area, near rooms 213-215, and near rooms 320-322.
Norton Hall (1 total): Next to room 108.
Old Kenyon (8 total): Next to rooms 113, 121, 218, 226, 318, 326, 407, and 415.
Watson Hall (1 total): Next to room 014
It is important that housing practices evolve to meet the needs of students and create an inclusive, welcoming environment. Gender inclusive housing has been available since the 2012-13 academic year. According to Campus Pride, Kenyon is one of 265 schools nationwide, and one of 15 Ohio schools, that provide gender inclusive housing options for students.