The implementation of gender-neutral housing: A mixed-methods study across ACUHO-I member institutions

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Robert Bradley Johnson, Assistant Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: Gender-neutral housing has recently become an option at colleges and universities across theU.S. Chief housing officers at Association of College and University Housing Officers-International member institutions were surveyed online about the status of gender-neutralhousing at their respective campuses, using an instrument adapted by the researchers from the1979 work of DeCoster on coeducational housing. Gender-neutral housing has been discussed orconsidered at most (approximately 85.6%) of the 306 responding campuses; only about 14.4% ofresponding institutions reported that they had not considered it at all. When obstacles wereencountered, the most common were lack of suitable housing facilities, public relations concerns, lack of upper-level support, and lack of student interest. Existing gender-neutral housing policies at responding institutions were analyzed for themes.

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Journal of College and University Student Housing
Language: English
Date: 2016
Gender-neutral housing, housing, ACUHO-I, co-educational housing

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