Pride Housing: An LGBTQ+ Living Learning Community

Pride Housing provides a home for students who are particularly seeking an LGBTQ+ affirming and gender-inclusive living experience.  

Interested in Pride Housing?

To request Pride Housing, please follow the application requirements below:

  • Select or change Declared Housing Gender to Neutral
  • Email reslife@wwu.edu with your name, pronouns, and W#  once your gender is coded as Neutral.

Goals of Pride Housing

  •  To build a caring and connected community among residents in Pride Housing. 
  •  To provide students with opportunities for learning about development of their own multidimensional personal and social identities. 
  •  To connect residents with resources across campus that promote academic success and personal wellness. 

What to Expect

Residents in Pride Housing will be encouraged to participate in periodic community programming and dialogues intended to build community, promote learning, and support wellness. Staff will also organize opportunities for residents to attend both LGBTQ+ specific and general university programs and events as a group. 

Facilities

  • 2020-21 Pride Housing is located in Buchanan Towers, a seven story brick building in the south neighborhood of campus.
  • 2021-22 Pride Housing is located on the 5th floor, south bar of the newly-built Alma Clark Glass Hall. Single, double, and triple rooms are available. A limited number of rooms with bath are also available.  Please contact housing@wwu.edu with questions.
  • Roommates: students in Pride Housing may only select roommates who have also declared their gender as neutral for Housing purposes.  
  • University Residences works in partnership with the Disability Access Center (DAC). Students requesting accommodation must complete both a Housing application and a DAC Needs Assessment. For details and timeline visit Housing's Disability Accommodation. 

Questions?

We welcome your questions about Pride Housing. Please contact Richard Henderson at henderr5@wwu.edu or 360-650-3773 for more information.