In the interest of creating inclusive communities and in an attempt to include every individual student, University Housing is committed to policies of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity, and pursues affirmative action with regard to race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, status as an individual with a disability, religion or faith system, and status as a veteran with a disability or a veteran of the Vietnam era. The long standing tradition of Southern Utah University and UH is to treat each individual with a unique respect worthy of their membership in a community of learners. It is the commitment of the current staff that this continues in perpetuity.

It is important to consider that UH will make individual room assignments on the basis of the legal gender of the student. When a student’s gender identity is different than that which has been legally assigned to them, she or he may note GIM (Gender Identity Male) or GIF (Gender Identity Female) on the housing application.

SUU will seek to place all students in the room, suite, or apartment option that best suits their needs. Whenever possible, the University will honor requests based on gender identity. If this is not possible, legal gender will be used to determine housing placement.

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