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Navigating Campus

  • Gender Inclusive Restrooms

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    EMU currently offers more than 15 gender inclusive restrooms throughout campus. To find the closest restroom to you, visit the Interactive Campus Map and select the “Gender Inclusive Restrooms” icon under Locations. Restrooms are also listed if offered when an individual building is selected.

    For example, if you select Student Center, the three different locations will be listed in the drop down menu labeled, Gender Inclusive Restrooms.

  • LGBTQ+ Inclusive Housing

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    Gaining a new roommate on campus as a member of LGBTQ+ community can be exciting and sometimes scary. Housing and Residence Life understands the need for each student to live in a supportive, affirming environment. In addition to Spectrum, a Living-Learning Theme Community dedicated to LGBTQ+ students and allies, staff within Housing and Residence Life are available and ready to discuss concerns and options for finding a housing assignment that is right for you and will help you succeed at EMU.

    Visit their website for more information on Gender Inclusive housing options or contact the LGBT Resource Center at [email protected] for help in starting a conversation about your housing needs.

  • Updating Records

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    The current Preferred Name policy was adopted in 2014 and is still relevant in updating chosen names in areas such as myEmich and Canvas. We recognize that several systems, such as Zoom and GSuite being used by the University at this time were not included previously considered in this, or systems like Canvas, have new updates that allow for pronoun designation in user settings. 

    The on-going reality of remote learning during a global pandemic has brought to light new issues regarding LGBTQ+ students representing themselves authentically online. We are working to compile a recommendation list of ways our many means of connecting can best be set up to allow all students to use their chosen names and pronouns while engaging in EMU related activities. For assistance in navigating a specific circumstance, please email us at [email protected] to discuss options available and updates on our work to correct problem areas.

  • Prospective Students

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    The LGBTQ+ campus community and climate is an official Point of Pride for the institution. The LGBT Center strives to be receptive and responsive to student needs through our support, education, and advocacy programs. Our goal is to weave LGBTQ+ affirming policies and practices throughout all aspects of campus and academic life at EMU, to ensure every student can take full advantage of every opportunity we as an institution have to offer.

    Check out EMU’s Admissions website for general information about admissions, financial aid, and student resources. You can also learn more about local and national scholarships on our Financial Assistance page. Please reach out to us at [email protected] with questions about the campus and community.


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