Finding gender neutral housing at OU

Lengthy article but very interesting!

Speakeasy Magazine

20140410-170145.jpg Smith House is home to Gender Neutral Housing, which houses about 25 students – half the amount of students since its debut in 2011. Photo by Tristen Phipps

Gender neutral housing (GNH) was introduced to Ohio University in the fall of 2011. Since its debut, the specialized housing has been cut in half.

GNH was developed to provide a living space where two students regardless of sex, sexual orientation, gender or gender expression can live in the same room.

Initially GNH could accommodate 50 students. In the fall, the size was cut in half, allegedly due to the large size of the incoming freshman class and lack of full capacity of gender neutral students. Located on South Green, aka “Dirty South,” in Smith House, GNH now occupies only half of the third floor.

Smith House is located in one of the farthest south buildings on South Green.  The location is…

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