In addition to the traditional coed-by-suite assignments, University Housing will be offering two alternatives in 2014-2015: Inclusive Housing and Single-Gender Communities
Most of UWM’s all suite-style housing is coed by suite, meaning that all residents of a suite will be of the same gender, but the suite next door may be all residents of the opposite gender. However, some exceptions exist.
UW-Milwaukee is proud to be the first university in the University of Wisconsin System to offer Inclusive Housing. Inclusive Housing offers an inviting, welcoming space for students who self-select and self-identify as gender non-conforming or who have other cultural or identity considerations related to living in the residence halls at UW-Milwaukee and students who identify as allies. University Housing will have some suites (and possibly floors, depending upon student interest) where students may request any roommate without regard to gender identity or physical sex. Students interested in Inclusive Housing should contact University Housing or the LGBT Resource Center, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
UW-Milwaukee also offers its residents the opportunity to elect to live on a single-gender floor. This preference is made at the time of contract completion. It may be amended up until the start of the Assignment process (May 1, 2014).