Gender Neutral Facilities

Gender neutral facilities provide important restroom and locker room access for people of all gender identities, as well as for people with disabilities who are assisted by someone of a different gender, and for parents and caregivers with children of a different gender.  Additionally, at Western and under Washington State law, everyone has the right to access gender-specific facilities according to their gender identity.

Western has developed plans for adding gender-neutral facilities throughout campus to make them more convenient and accessible for the entire community. In designing new facilities, we follow code and accepted best practices.

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Recently completed

Facilities completed since fall of 2022 include a multi-occupancy restroom on the main floor of Haggard Hall near the circulation desk, single occupancy restrooms in the Honors College and in suite 400 in Old Main, and conversion to gender-neutral of a single occupancy restroom in the Academic Instructional Center.

In progress

Gender-neutral restroom conversions and additions that are funded or currently in progress are located in:

  • High Street Hall
  • Performing Arts Center
  • Viking Commons
  • Biology Building
  • Arntzen Hall
  • Parks Hall

Future locations

Additional locations have been identified where gender-neutral facilities may be added as funding becomes available.

  • Rec Center
  • Old Main Suite 430
  • Shannon Point
  • Humanities Building
  • Miller Hall
  • Ross Engineering
  • Edens Administrative
  • Frasier Hall
  • Academic Instructional Center
  • SEA Discovery Center in Poulsbo
  • Performing Arts Center lobby
  • Arntzen Hall
  • Physical Plant
  • Harrington Field

More information

For more information, please visit LQBTQ+ Western.