Inclusive Restrooms & Bathrooms

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Dickinson College asserts that all members of the community, regardless of gender identity or expression, have the right to be able live, learn, and work safely and comfortably. As the College’s non-discrimination statement reads: 
Dickinson College is an intellectual and social community that values justice, free inquiry, diversity, and equal opportunity. It is a fundamental policy of the college to respect pluralism and to promote tolerance, civility and mutual understanding within its community. The college does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation or any other protected class. 
 
In alignment with this statement, the College strives to ensure that all individuals have a place where they feel safe using the restroom. Inclusive restrooms/bathrooms are one way to signal this support.  An inclusive restroom/bathroom is one that anyone of any gender can use. These restrooms can benefit many different people, including parents with children, alter-abled people who may require the accompaniment of an attendant of a different gender, trans and gender nonconforming people, or people who simply require additional privacy. As such, all academic and administrative buildings with single-user restroom/bathroom facilities shall use inclusive signage for those facilities. 

Map of Inclusive Restrooms & Bathrooms at Dickinson
 

What is an inclusive restroom/bathroom?
An inclusive restroom/bathroom is one that anyone can use.These restrooms can benefit many different people, including parents with children, people who may require the accompaniment of a caregiver of a different gender, trans and gender nonconforming people, or people who simply would prefer additional privacy. 
 
Why has Dickinson moved to designate all single-user restrooms/bathrooms as inclusive?
Dickinson College asserts that all members of the community, regardless of gender identity or expression, have the right to be able live, learn, and work safely and comfortably. As such, the College strives to ensure that all individuals have a place where they feel safe using the restroom.  In addition, there are still many multi-user restrooms on campus that remain designated “Men” and “Women."