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
The LGBT Center has created and maintains an up-to-date map of all gender inclusive and single stall restrooms marked Men's or Women's in Google Maps.
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. 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: Gender-Neutral housing can be found in Spelman Hall, Scully Hall, 1901-Laughlin Hall, and Foulke Hall. Spelman Hall is entirely gender-neutral, while only select rooms are gender-neutral in the other dormitories. Spelman Hall consists of apartment-style housing, each with four single-person bedrooms, a kitchen, and a private bathroom. Scully Hall’s gender neutral housing consists of two single-person bedrooms and an adjoining private bathroom. In 1901-Laughlin and Foulke halls, gender-neutral rooms also have single-person bedrooms, usually joined by a common living room, but no private bathroom. These dormitories are all part of upperclass housing, and are only available to juniors and seniors. As a sophomore you can chose your room via the Room Draw process, but singles are the only gender-neutral option and may not always be available during the lottery time you receive. Incoming students can request a single, but they are not guaranteed.
Graduate Students, Faculty, and Staff: Graduate students, 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
For the past ten years, members of the Princeton University administration have been working thoughtfully and carefully trying to improve services and support for transgender students as well as streamline processes to make the experience easier for those who transition. Princeton is considered a leader among colleges and universities for our support for transgender students and was recently featured in the Advocate as a Top 10 Trans-Friendly University. Although Princeton has many great things to offer, we still have a ways to go to improve our services, resources, and campus climate for trans members of our community. This is a continued work in progress.
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: