STARS Information:

  • Credit Rationale: Institution offers housing options to accommodate the special needs of transgender and transitioning students (either as a matter of policy or as standard practice).
  • Environmental Benefits: Accommodating the special needs of transgendered and transitioning students in student housing ensures that all individuals are treated fairly. 
  • Scoring: Institution earns 0.25 points for meeting the above criteria. 

Going Green

CSU Channel Islands Summary:

Gender Neutral Housing

CSU Channel Islands currently does meet the criteria for this credit by offering accommodations for transgendered and transitioning students in student housing.

outside view of housingThe housing facilities at CSU Channel Islands afford students options for both privacy and communal living, and as a result, we have the ideal setting to accommodate the special needs of transgender and transitioning students.  For lower division students, this means that they can request to either live with other students in a shared bedroom in a two bedroom suite, or completely private accommodations in our suite style living area.  For upper division students, this means that a student can live in an apartment with other students, and still have a private bedroom. 

Our Residential Education staff has also, as a matter of practice, provided advising and roommate support to both the individual transgender or transitioning student, as well as with the roommates of this student to encourage a supportive and educational living experience.

Information Received From:

Cindy Derrico: Director, Housing and Residential Education