Thanks to a student-led campaign in Spring 2015, supported by SU Planned Piratehood, SU Fed Up, the Office of Diversity Education, and the Diversity Enrichment Committee, Southwestern University is now home to gender-inclusive restrooms. Gender-inclusive restrooms, often called gender-neural restrooms, provide essential spaces for our trans and non-binary students, as restrooms are often where they face a higher chance of assault and because being required to use a bathroom with a different designated gender than their own can cause dysphoria. A map of the All Gender Restrooms is included below.
The All-Gender Restrooms, as marked in the map, are listed below, according to numbering on the map.
4. Korouva Milk Bar: Only restroom
5. Foundren Jones Science Hall: West restroom in 200 wing on second floor
8. McCook-Crain Building: Handicap restroom on first floor
9. Mood Bridwell Hall: West handicap restroom on third floor*
10. Joe S. Mundy Hall: First floor restroom*
12. A. Frank Smith, Jr. Library Center: Campus Operator handicap restroom
13. Alma Thomas Fine Arts Center: South restroom on second floor
14. Kyle E. White Building: Both restrooms
17. Athletic Field House: First floor handicap restrooms
18. Corbin J. Robertson Center: Handicap restroom in foyer hall on first floor
25. Brown-Cody Residence Hall: First floor restroom*
26. Herman Brown Residence Hall: Lounge
27. Ernest L Kurth and J.E. & L.E. Mabee Residence Halls: Handicap restrooms on first floor
30. Dorrothy Manning Lord Residential Center: Community Lounge
31. Red & Charline McCombs Campus Center: Third floor restroom*
33. Moody-Shearn Residence Hall: Lounge
34. Louis Perkins Chapel: Courtyard Lounge
35. Martin Ruter Residence Hall: Handicap restroom on first floor
37. Kappa Alpha House: Handicap restroom on first floor
40. Pi Kappa Alpha House: Handicap restroom on first floor
*Some All-Gender Restrooms have multiple stalls and thus have a privacy lock for when they are in use as a gender inclusive restroom.
The All-Gender Restrooms are marked, as needed, with the following placards and symbols.
To support trans and non-binary people on campus, the ODE suggests learning the locations of the All-Gender Restrooms, so you may direct people to these restrooms. The ODE also suggests familiarizing yourself with gender-neutral pronouns, some of which are below: