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Preferred Name and Pronouns Policy

This new policy allows students to choose a "preferred" first name, which will show up in most EMU systems in place of one's legal first name. For more information, contact the LGBT Resource Center or read about the preferred name initiative.

Gender Neutral Restrooms

We recognize the need for inclusive restrooms on campus and will continue to work toward all campus buildings having a gender neutral restroom. This campus building map includes restrooms that we are aware of as of December 2014.


Eastern Michigan University is committed to providing accessible housing options for all students. There are gender neutral housing options available on our standard application for the majority of the halls on campus.
Did you know that EMU offers a LGBTQA community living option in housing? This community is for all students who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, or any other sexual orientation or gender identity/expression. Allies and friends are also invited to live in this community. Students will work to create a supportive and inclusive community that encourages academic and personal growth. Residents can expect programming that explores gender and sexual identities and will be tied into campus organization like the LGBT Resource Center. The floor is located in Hoyt Hall. You can find more information here at EMU Housing.

Earn a Queer Minor

The minor in Queer Studies will foster critical and creative thinking about sexual and gender norms, identities, bodies, and experiences in global, national, and local contexts. Through examining and contextualizing debates in the field, students will develop skills that inform approaches to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer history and politics, enabling participation in communities and scholarship. For more information, visit the catalog site.

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender Resource Center is part of Diversity & Community Involvement