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New Housing Options for Transgender USF Students

New Housing Options for Transgender USF Students


The harassment of a transgender student has led to alternative housing options at the University of South Florida.

Starting today, students filling out campus housing applications at the Tampa-based school will be able to identify themselves as either male, female, or transitioning. Those who select "transitioning" will have the option to live alone, live with a friend, or be assigned a random roommate.

Students' transitioning statuses will not be shared without permission.

In addition, next spring the school will usher in a pilot program that provides "gender-neutral" dorm rooms for students who wishing to live with students of the opposite gender, though romantic pairings will be discouraged.

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