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Special Interest Housing Options

Honors Program Housing

Students in the honors program have the opportunity to live on a co-ed floor of fellow honors students. This space will serve as more than simply another living option. The honors floor will be a living learning community in which students will have the opportunity to create a close-knit environment of highly motivated and like-minded individuals. This environment, supervised by one Resident Assistant specially selected for the floor, will promote study and scholarship and will also offer multiple opportunities to extend learning outside of the classroom. Students interested in choosing honors housing for next year will select prior to the normal housing selection process.

Gender Inclusive Housing

Gender Inclusive housing will be an inclusive environment where students are given the opportunity to live with whomever they choose, regardless of gender, sex, or gender identity. We hope this housing option will empower students to make choices about their living situations and allow Elmira College the opportunity to meet the diverse needs of our students. Gender Inclusive Housing will be available to sophomores, juniors, seniors and transfer students. First year students may also apply to the Director of Residence Life for permission to live in this space. The Office of Residence Life will only assign students to live in Gender Inclusive housing when it is requested. Elmira College is designating Perry Hall, Terrace floor as the Gender Inclusive housing option with gender neutral bathrooms. These bathrooms will be open to all users, regardless of biological sex or gender identity. Private stalls with partitions enclosed toilets, and showers with individual changing areas. These areas are safe, inclusive, and affirming communities built on mutual respect and trust regardless of their biological gender. Students interested in this option will select on their normal room selection date.

21+ Housing Floors

The 7th and 8th floors of Tower B are 21+ housing floors!

Participation Requirements:

Students will select to live on the 21+ Housing floor during the annual Housing Selection process. All students residing on the 21+ floor must have turned the minimum age of 21 by their move-in date (may be earlier for Fall sport athletes) in order to be eligible for the Housing option. Students who turn 21 during the regular academic year may have the option of moving into an unoccupied space in the designated 21+ Housing area depending on availability. All residents of the 21+ Housing floor must agree to and sign an addendum to the Code of Conduct that they will be held accountable to.

Rules for 21+ Housing that differ from the rest of campus:

Policies that still apply to the 21+ Housing option:

Failure to abide by these policies or the Student Code of Conduct may result in a student’s removal from the 21+ housing floor to another space on campus. Failure to abide by the stipulations outlined in the alcohol policy may result in more significant conduct sanctions. If there are repeated violations of the policies outlined in this document, both floors will revert back to the standard campus housing policies.

*Social Event Request forms are available in the Towers RLC Office during RLC Office hours.