Housing Options for LGBTQIA Students

Uncomfortable Living with a Student of the Same Gender?

For information on exploring housing options for LGBTQIA students, contact Ian Reynolds, Associate Director of Residence Life, or Luis Garay, Director of the Gender & LGBTQIA Center. Every effort will be made to accommodate students’ housing needs including requests for specific neighborhoods or Living Learning Communities. Housing requests are not guaranteed, and students must qualify for a particular type of housing option to receive an assignment there. Assignments are based on space availability.

Gender & Sexuality Living Learning Community

Elon is proud to say that they have a Gender & Sexuality LLC. Closely connected with the Gender & LGBTQIA Center and Women & Gender studies program at Elon, the LLC is designed to aid students who are interested in Gender & Sexuality topics by giving them a safe and engaging living environment.

Located in Colonnnades A, the LLC is composed of single rooms and single baths, or four single rooms with two shared bathrooms, available for students of all genders.

The Gender & Sexuality Living Learning Community is a community that is open to any student wishing to explore topics around gender identity and sexual orientation as continuums.

This Living Learning Community connects closely with Elon’s Gender & LGBTQIA Center, full of resources devoted to students’ academic, personal, and social development. Academically, the LLC will closely connect with the work of the Women’s, Gender, & Sexualities Studies (WGSS) program.

Students explore linkages across personal lived experiences & theoretical concepts of gender and sexuality. Students will increase their knowledge and awareness of particular topics from evolving language terms to bias incidents to current events. There will be opportunities to attend campus-wide speakers on topics, including feminism, masculinity, and sexual identities. A feature of the learning community will be small-group reflection with fellow students.

The Gender and Sexuality Living Learning Community is located in Colonnades, building A, 2nd floor. The room options include single rooms with private baths and a pod of 4 single rooms with common space and two bathrooms, all on a floor with a shared lounge/study space and kitchen.


  • Attend events with on campus speakers
  • Connect with experts around the topic of gender and sexuality
  • Engage with students who share your interest in gender and sexuality

How to Apply

Returning Students: Contact the community advisor(s) and complete an application during the annual online housing selection process between January 13 and February 12. The link to the application can be found on OnTrack.

Incoming Students: Select YES on the First-Year Online Housing Application, answer the essay question and submit it.

For additional information on the Gender & Sexuality LLC or about how to apply, visit the Gender & Sexuality LLC webpage.