Around US, co-ed dorms catch on – By Allison Ghaman, For the Daily

‘U’ has some gender-neutral housing, but co-ed dorms are far off

In response to pressure from students, many universities around the country have begun assigning some housing on a gender-neutral basis for LGBT students. Some have even let any student choose to live in a co-ed room. The University maintains some gender-neutral housing for transgender students, but there hasn’t been an organized push for radical changes to the policy.

The nationwide push for a change in housing policies has come mainly from lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities.

Last month, Harvard University agreed to make gender-neutral housing available to all students who identify as transgender, similar to the University of Michigan’s policy.

Katherine Smith, a freshman at Harvard and a spokeswoman for the school’s Bisexual, Lesbian, Gay, Transgender and Supporters Alliance, said students are now pushing for co-ed housing to be open to all students.