For the Trans* Community

Name Change

If you are a transgender student at Northeastern and wish to have your name changed without having legally done so, you may contact Michelle Hart ( in the Registrar. She will shedule and appointment for you to come in and make the appropriate changes. If you go directly to the Registrar's office, the front desk workers may not understand that this is a possibility, as it is only available to students who are pursuing non-legal, transgender-related name changes.

At this time, it is not possible to have your gender marker changed without having legal documentation.  If you live in Massachusetts and are interested in pursuing that option, please visit the Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition's Gender Marker Change page.

Gender Neutral Housing

Housing & Residential Life is committed to working with all students to meet their housing needs in an environment that values diversity and promotes dignity of all people. In addition to other themed housing options, Gender Neutral Housing is now available to upper-class students during the room selection process. First year students must contact Housing directly to be considered for Gender Neutral Housing. Cases will be evaluated on an individual basis. 

This gives students the option to reside with another person of a different gender in order to provide a welcoming living environment.  We hope that students in the process of discovering their gender identity, who do not wish to identify themselves by gender, gay or bisexual students, and students who feel more comfortable with a roommate of a different gender will be able to find a more compatible roommate and living situation within this community.

Gender Neutral Housing is available in International Village, in the semi-private singles, and in apartments all over campus. The configuration of bedrooms in International Village consists of two single bedrooms with a private adjacent bathroom. Configurations in the apartments can be several single bedrooms with a shared common room, bathroom, and kitchen area. NEW FOR FALL 2013: Gender Neutral Housing is expanding into apartments with double rooms. More information will be released during the selection process.

For the most up-to-date information, please visit the Housing and Residential Life website.

Gender Neutral Restrooms

Gender Neutral Restrooms are available in many of the buildings on campus.  You can use the tool below to locate many of them, or visit the full map to see descriptions of each site. Green markers indicate public restrooms, while red markers indicate locations that will require swipe access.  Please email us at to send updates or revisions.

View Gender Neutral Restrooms at Northeastern in a larger map