The Center for Student Diversity strives to make our campus a safer and freer environment for all members of our community regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, and/or gender expression.
All Gender Restrooms & Shower Facilities
As part of the university's efforts to provide an inclusive and respectful campus environment that is responsive to the needs of our community, single-occupancy restrooms and shower facilities on campus are designated as All Gender.
Location Information and Map
Available in list form, in the map below, and within the Campus Map under each location's Building Accessibility information. The Campus Map is available online and in the W&M Mobile app.
Report Issues or Concerns
All Gender restrooms and shower facilities in publicly accessible spaces are available to students, faculty, and staff. If you encounter any missing or altered signage, non-functioning locks, mistakes in our list, or any other issues, please let us know. You may report any problems to the Center for Student Diversity, [[studentdiversity, firstname.lastname@example.org]].
FAQ's about All Gender Facilities
What is an All-Gender restroom?
An All-Gender restroom is a facility that can be used by people of any sex or gender. Currently, at the College of William & Mary, single-occupancy restrooms across campus have been designated as All Gender and can be used by anyone.
What is an All-Gender shower facility?
An All-Gender shower facility is a single-occupancy facility that can be used by people of any sex or gender. At the College of William & Mary, single occupancy shower facilities across campus have been designated as All Gender and can be used by anyone. Note that these facilities may or may not include a toilet as part of the facility.
Why do we need All Gender restrooms and shower facilities on campus?
For people who are transgender (or Trans), or who don't conform to commonly assumed gender norms (gender non-binary), using a multi-stall, gender-designated restroom or shower facility can be difficult because they are often assumed to be in the incorrect facility and may be confronted or harassed. All Gender restrooms and shower facilities provide safe, private facilities for individuals who experience discomfort or are challenged in gender-designated facilities. In short, everyone deserves safe, dignified access to restrooms and shower facilities. Providing All Gender facilities is also a way for the College to show Trans and gender non-binary individuals that our community values their presence and cares about their health and safety.
Who is allowed to use an All-Gender restroom or shower facility?
Anyone! All Gender restrooms and shower facilities create private, individual spaces that are accessible to all people. Many other people benefit from All Gender facilities, such as parents caring for children of a different gender or individuals with caretakers who need accompaniment.
Will there still be gender-specific restrooms and shower facilities?
Yes. There are people who want or need to use gender-specific restrooms. The important thing is that there are equally accessible options for everyone.
Are Trans individuals restricted to using only All Gender restrooms?
No. If a Trans or gender non-binary individual chooses to use a gender-designated restroom, they may use the facility that corresponds with their gender identity. Each individual should determine the most appropriate, most comfortable, and safest option for themselves. This approach was recently recommended by the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) in its document, Transgender Bathroom Access Best Practices, and is supported by William & Mary policy.
The Trans Locker at William & Mary is a free service open to all students with a primary focus on our transgender, non-binary, and gender non-conforming community. The closet offers a safe and welcoming environment where students can try on and browse clothing that accommodates all gender expressions.
Our inventory consists of new or gently used items that have been donated by the William & Mary and Williamsburg communities.
To access the locker, look for a door marked with the trans flag in the basement of the Campus Center. The door should be unlocked, but if it is locked come to the CSD in Campus Center #159 to get the key.
Donations for the locker are accepted year-round and should be brought directly to the CSD.
Residence Life provides adaptive housing accommodations for students with a demonstrated need for priority accommodations based on gender identity or religious need. Students wishing to request adaptive housing should begin by contacting Residence Life.
W&M Rainbow Coalition
Rainbow Coalition is the main LGBTQ+ organization at W&M. They create educational events for LGBTQ+ students and allies, activism initiatives, and events for groups often under-served by the mainstream LGBTQ+ community.
William & Mary Lambda AllianceThe Lambda Alliance holds many events throughout the year including Bigs and Littles, Transgender Day of Remembrance, Queer Night of Expression, Pride, Drag Ball and others.
LGBTQ+ students face a number of challenges not experienced by their peers. The Center for Student Diversity is here to nurture identity development, relationships and the overall wellness of students. We work to create and maintain a safe, inclusive environment that celebrates who you are. With regard to LGBTQ+ health, the CSD works with other campus offices to provide resources to students that help them develop and maintain mental, emotional and physical wellbeing.
LGBTQ+ STEM Resources
LGBTQ Scholarship Websites