All Gender Housing

Created to foster an inclusive, safe and respectful community.

The Office of Residence Life offers All Gender Housing (AGH) in order to meet the varying and diverse needs of on-campus residents. In keeping with BGSU Core Values and the Office of Residence Life’s Mission and Diversity Statements, AGH is a housing option created to foster an inclusive, safe and respectful community where students can live together with any student regardless of sex, gender, gender identity/expression or sexual orientation. AGH is located in Founders Hall and will be open to any interested student through an application process that is similar to those offered for other special interest housing options, such as Learning and Theme Communities.  The placement of All Gender Housing in Founders Hall allows for single bedrooms inside the suite for students seeking a single room, as well as double bedroom options within six person suites for those who wish to live in a AGH-designated suite with a roommate.

Residence Hall  | Founders Hall

Layout | In-room Bathroom and Suite-style Rooms

Amenities | Air Conditioning, Outtakes Quick Carryout and is close to the Bowen-Thompson Student Union, many academic buildings and the heart of campus.

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How to Apply

Step 1 | Students should complete all of the required steps in the first phase of the Housing Selection Process and submit the initial $200 Initial Housing Payment prior to filling out the All Gender Housing Application.

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New and tansfer students follow a different process than returning students. Students should follow the steps under the category that they fall under for the next academic school year.

New and Transfer Students

Step 2 | Oct. 2, 2017 - May 1, 2018 - After new and transfer students have completed the required steps of their Housing Selection Process, they can fill out the All Gender Housing Request Form.

All Gender Housing Request
Future students only.

Please note: Applications for AGH will not be considered if your $200 Initial Housing Payment and this application is not submitted by 4:30 p.m. on May 1, 2018. After this time, please email jlawrie@bgsu.edu for special consideration.

Step 3 | On Going - A staff member from the Office of Residence Life will connect with each future student who requested to live in All Gender Housing on an on going basis. During this phase,

  • Students will learn about the application process and have the opportunity to ask questions
  • Students will have the option to select their roommate/suitemate. Then, the room assignments will be completed by Office of Residence Life.

Returning Students

Step 2 | Dec. 1, 2017 - Feb. 1, 2018 - After returning students have completed the required steps of their Housing Selection Process, they can fill out the All Gender Housing Application.

All Gender Housing Application
Application opens on Dec. 1, 2017

Please note: Applications for AGH will not be considered if your $200 Initial Housing Payment and this application is not submitted by 4:30 p.m. on Feb. 1, 2018. After this time, please email jlawrie@bgsu.edu for special consideration.

Step 3 | Feb. 2, 2018 - Students who requested to live in All Gender Housing will be notified of their application status along with their official room assignment.

  • All Gender Housing room assignments will be completed by the Office of Residence Life.
  • Any roommate and other special preference information will be collected in the application and will be utilized when the student is assigned.

Frequently Asked Questions

Any students who is eligible to live on campus, and interested in living in AGH, has the option to live here. AGH is never forced upon any student. The community is completely voluntary, with students opting in.

Please note: The Office of Residence Life discourages individuals in romantic relationships from living together, as that is not the purpose of AGH.

The Office of Residence Life does not pair roommates in AGH. Students requesting to live in a double room will need to request a specific roommate. If a students does not specify their roommate in the application, they will be assigned to a single room.

The Office of Residence Life will match suitemates with other students if space in a suite is available. If a six person suite cannot be filled based on requests, Residence Life reserves the right to assign students to single rooms vs. double rooms.

Once room assignments are completed, if a space becomes vacant in the suite or room due to cancellation or room change, the remaining student(s) will be allowed a specified time to find a roommate of their choice. If a roommate cannot be found, the Office of Residence Life reserves the right to consolidate All Gender Housing suites. Consolidation will occur during the normally scheduled times. No student will be forced into a All Gender Housing room/suite. A student will only be assigned to AGH after filling out the application and applying, even under consolidation processes.

There are no additional costs to live in AGH. The cost of AGH will be the same cost of a room in Founders Hall and varies depending on whether a single or double room is assigned.  

No. Space is limited so it is very important that students who wish to live in AGH follow the steps on this page to increase their chance to be place in AGH.

Depending on whether a student will be new or transfering to BGSU next academic year -or- will be a returning student, will depend on which Housing Selection Guide they should follow. Students should visit the Apply for Housing Page and follow the prompts to find the appropriate housing guide.

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Founders Hall houses nearly 600 residents and offers air-conditioned Single Rooms with a shared In-room Bathroom and six-person Suite-style Rooms. The hall features an Outtakes Carryout location and is close to the Bowen-Thompson Student Union, many academic buildings and the heart of campus. Students can learn more on the Founders Hall page.

Yes. Students need to log in to their MyBGSU Room and Meals Account and confirm their room and select a meal plan.

New and Transfer Students |The student should notify the Office of Residence Life if they wish to select a room outside of All Gender Housing.

Returning Students | During the selection time, students can cancel their room selection and pick another room outside of All Gender Housing.

If a student missed the deadline and still interested in All Gender Housing, they should contact Dr. Josh Lawrie in the Office of Residence Life at jlawrie@bgsu.edu.

Please note: Students who missed the deadline, are not guarenteed placement in All Gender Housing. These requests will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis and as space allows

Questions? Any questions about the All Gender Housing Community can be directed to the Office of Residence Life and to Dr. Josh Lawrie at jlawrie@bgsu.edu.