Inclusive Housing

First-Year WalkInclusive housing was created with the goal of helping Gender Variant students, as well as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transitioning and Questioning students, experience a greater sense of safety and belonging in NMSU’s residential communities. Inclusive housing provides a living environment where a student can room with any other student regardless of sex, gender, gender identity/expression or sexual orientation.

First-Year Students
Inclusive Housing, or Gender Inclusive Housing, includes housing for students who do not identify concretely along the gender binary or have special needs related to the gender of the unit for which they are assigned. Students may volunteer to be considered to live in Inclusive Housing or may request to be assigned outright into this unit type. Housing & Residential Life has designated a select number of rooms in each of the residence hall facilities, inclusive of Living Learning Communities, that will be utilized for Inclusive Housing. If you are interested in Inclusive housing, complete the first year student housing application and select Inclusive housing. If you are interested in living in inclusive housing, be sure to answer “yes” to the Inclusive Housing question.

How will a room selection and roommate matching be done?
Students who are interested in Inclusive housing will be matched with other students who are interested in Inclusive housing per the housing application. Housing & Residential Life will reach out to each individual by email or phone in order to place them in the appropriate community. If students have roommate preferences, they must mutually match and both agree to inclusive housing in order to be assigned in Inclusive Housing.

Upper Division, Transfers and Returning Students
Inclusive Housing, or Gender Inclusive Housing, includes housing for students who do not identify concretely along the gender binary or have special needs related to the gender of the unit for which they are assigned. Students may volunteer to be considered to live in Inclusive Housing or may request to be assigned outright into this unit type. Housing & Residential Life has designated a select number of rooms in each of the apartment facilities that will be utilized for Inclusive Housing. If you are interested in Inclusive Housing, please complete the Upper-class housing application and select Inclusive Housing. If you are interested in living in Inclusive Housing, be sure to answer “yes” to the Inclusive Housing question.

Does Inclusive Housing cost more?
Please see the housing rates for details on rates for each of the halls. There are no additional costs/charges for Inclusive Housing beyond the standard rent/charges.

Who is eligible to sign up for Inclusive Housing?
Any student who is eligible to live on campus is eligible to apply and live in Inclusive Housing.

Where is Inclusive Housing located on campus?
A number of rooms, suites and apartments have been allocated as Inclusive Housing in each of the residential areas and apartment communities.

RHA Battle of the HallsContacts:
Candace Aragon
Associate Director, Housing & Residential Life
575-646-4985
housing@nmsu.edu

LGBT+ Programs
575-646-7031
lgbt@nmsu.edu
Location: Garcia Annex, Room 235
lgbt.nmsu.edu