The LGBT Center has gathered useful educational materials for anyone—both inside and outside the LGBTQA community—looking to increase their knowledge. Click on any of the links below and a printable pdf will open in another window.
Homophobia and Gender Bias
Harassment based on sexual orientation and gender identity is fueled by homophobia and transphobia. You do not deserve to be harassed and you do not have to handle it alone. The University is committed to creating and maintaining a safe environment for all students, staff, and faculty, and the LGBT Center and its partners can help you navigate any gender- or sexuality-related bias you may have experienced.
Confidential counselors (e.g., SHARE, the University Health Services Counseling Center, the Ombuds Office, Carebridge, or chaplains in the Office of Religious Life) are available to listen and provide support, and do not conduct investigations, so many students seek out these confidential resources first to learn their options before making a decision about whether to move forward with a formal complaint.
If after speaking with a confidential counselor you wish to lodge a complaint, the confidential counselor will put you in touch with an appropriate University administrator.
whom can i speak to about harassment?
The LGBT Center
246 Frist Campus Center
Judy Jarvis, Director
Institutional Equity & Diversity
Name: Cheri Burgess
179 Nassau Street, Suite D
Wokie Nwabueze, Obmuds Officer
The Ombuds office handles all forms of harassment.
SHARE (Sexual Harassment/Assault Advising, Resources, and Education)
McCosh Health Center, Second Floor, Room 217
SHARE after hours location: McCosh Health Center,
Second Floor, Inpatient Services
Jackie Deitch-Stackhouse, Director
200 Elm Drive
For anyone wishing to report incidents requiring investigation or police action, contact Public Safety.
The Office of Religious Life
Rev. Dr. Allison Boden,
Dean of Religious Life and Dean of the Chapel
LGBT Center Listservs
The LGBT Center manages multiple listservs to keep the community up to date on Center happenings and on- and off-campus happenings that LGBTQIA folks and allies may be interested in, including the weekly LGBT Center newsletter.
To join one of our confidential listservs and receive LGBTQIA-related campus news and events, complete the form to the right. Your name and email address will never be revealed or shared beyond the LGBT Center Director and Program Coordinator.
Gender Inclusive Bathrooms
There are many non-gendered restrooms and single-stall restrooms marked "men" or "women" on campus. The LGBT Center has created and maintains an updated map on their website that can be found at:
Blue markers indicate a non-gendered restroom. Red markers indicate single-stall restrooms marked "men". Green markers indicate single-stall restrooms marked "women". Yellow markers indicate non-gender places to shower.
If you know of restrooms or showers that are not on the map and/or you find any of the information we report incorrect, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with an update.
Locker Rooms at Dillon Gym
Dillon Gym has six single-space occupancy shower/restrooms, a men's locker room, and a women's locker room. The women's locker room includes several private showers stalls and changing areas, but the men's locker room has no equivalent private spaces. As of December 2016, construction completed in the gym means you no longer have to enter through gendered locker rooms in order to gain access to the fitness center, pool, and other activity spaces.
The six gender-inclusive shower/restroom/changing rooms are located on the A-level of Dillon Gym. Four are in the south corridor and two in the north corridor. These rooms are available to anyone who would like to use on a first-come first-serve basis. The rooms are all wheelchair accessible. Day-use lockers are also available for use of all patrons in the north and south corridors.
In addition, there are two single stall restrooms with a toilet and sink on the A level, behind the weight machine areas. They offer privacy for using the restroom in the Stephens Fitness Center free weights area, but they do not have a shower or locker space. There is also a similar family restroom in the pool area that is large enough to change in and out of clothes.
Incoming Undergraduate Students Applying for Housing
There is a form you will be asked to complete to apply for housing. On this form, there is a write-in box for gender, which allows people to answer with a gender that best fits their identity. In addition, there is a box near the end of the survey that ask applicants to offer any additional information. If you are comfortable being “out” on your application, this is an excellent area to speak about your housing needs (e.g., a bathroom with a lockable door, a single, a roommate who is male, etc.).
All incoming students are randomly assigned to one of our six residential colleges, and the residential college staff make the room assignments. Each college has varying room configurations, so the more information you are able to provide the better they are able to place you. The default is that residential college staff will assign first-year students to same-gender roommates. However, first-year students who want gender-inclusive housing should contact the Housing Office to share what housing needs they have, and Housing will work with Residential College staff to accommodate first-year students. If you are not comfortable specifying your gender identity on your housing application, which is totally okay, you can contact Judy Jarvis at the LGBT Center, and she will work with you and the housing and residential college staff with the placement.
Undergraduate Students: Students participating in undergraduate room draw (sophomores, juniors and seniors) may select roommate groups of their choosing. Students can choose to live in same-gender or mixed-gender housing configurations, and there is no additional stops students need to take if they want to live in mixed-gender housing configurations--you just complete the housing forms you are sent with the names of your planned roommates. Note that no student will be assigned to a mixed-gender housing group unless they have elected to do so.
If you have an urgent or safety need for a private bathroom or single-occupancy bathroom near your room, you must meet Housing deadlines for the pre-draw accommodation process. You will be accommodated, but you might not get your first choice room or number of roommates.
Graduate Students: Graduate students may access gender-inclusive housing by specifying their desire or need on their housing form; almost all graduate housing can be mixed-gender.
Faculty, and Staff: Faculty and staff in University housing can live with anyone regardless of gender.
More information regarding housing options, floor plans, and room draw can be found at the housing website.The housing department maintains a “continuing dialogue” forum on its website. To submit feedback, comments, or questions related to your housing situation or on-campus housing in general, click here.
Trans at Princeton
Since the early 2000s, members of the Princeton University administration have been working to improve services and support for transgender students as well as streamline processes to make the experience easier for those who want to access any kinds of medical transition. Princeton is considered a leader among colleges and universities for our support for transgender students and was featured in the Advocate as a Top 10 Trans-Friendly University. Although Princeton has many great things to offer, we know that we still have much work to do to further improve our services, resources, and campus climate for trans members of our community. Advocacy for trans student and employee needs will continue to be a priority of the LGBT Center.
The resources below are intended to offer information for you, answer questions you may have, and make the process easier. If you prefer, you may contact Judy Jarvis, Director of the LGBT Center, and she will answer any questions and help you navigate systems. If you come across any road blocks on campus or know of changes or incorrect information on this page, please let the staff at the LGBT Center know, and we will look into and follow up with you.
The Trans at Princeton guide is divided into four sections. Please click below to view detailed, up-to-date information on each topic: