An Update on the All-Gender Restroom Project

Categories: Facilities, Faculty, Staff, Students

As Tim mentioned in two of his posts last week, the campus’ physical plant went under the proverbial knife this summer, both inside and out. One project that has chugged along steadily this summer is the all-gender restroom project, which Tim and Dean of the College Shirley Collado announced earlier this spring.

The first phase of the project, in which single-stall restrooms with gender designations are converted to all-gender, is nearly complete. Facilities Services Project Manager Mark Gleason has surveyed the single-stall restrooms for accessibility, and Space Manager Mary Stanley is about to place the order for signs. (It should be noted that Mark and Mary have been excellent resources throughout this project, offering advice and getting us the information we need.) In the coming weeks, the following restrooms will be converted through a sign change:

Adirondack House, 2nd Floor

Armstrong Library, 1st Floor

Axinn, Basement, ADA Accessible

Hillcrest, 1st Floor

Old Chapel, 3rd & 4th Floors

Service Building, 1st Floor

Warner, Basement & 3rd Floor

The second phase of the project is moving forward, too. This summer, Jennifer Herrera and I met with the academic department chairs, office heads, and facilities liaisons in Axinn, BiHall, and McCullough to discuss the conversion of one pair of multi-stall restrooms in each building. These meetings were very productive. Attendees asked questions, shared their concerns and their support, and offered many ideas for potential outcomes. Other faculty and staff members who work in these buildings will have the opportunity to do the same during a series of open meetings coming up next week.

Questions? Please feel free to leave a comment, or email Jennifer or me.

3 Responses to An Update on the All-Gender Restroom Project

  1. Allison Coyne Carroll says:

    Both 3rd floor/Music wing restrooms in the Mahaney Center for the Arts remain all-gender, ADA accessible, and already signed appropriately. These restrooms are single stall, and also intended to be family-friendly.

  2. Franci Farnsworth says:

    Why don’t you change the signage on the side by side restrooms on the second floor in the Davis Family Library? That way there would always be four options available to everybody instead of only two per gender and none for those wanting an All-Gender options.

    • Sarah Franco says:

      We will change the signs on the Davis Library single-stall restrooms in the near future. They were labeled on the floor plans as unisex.

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