Restroom/Facilities Use Guidelines Statement Summary

Cornell University maintains a number of universal restrooms across campus...

2013_070_aap_001Restroom/Facilities Use Guidelines

In keeping with the University’s policy of nondiscrimination and the commitment to inclusion, the University allows students, staff, faculty, and visitors to use the restroom or facility that corresponds to their gender identity*. In addition, the University maintains a number of universal restrooms across campus to address restroom facility access not necessarily related to gender identity, such as access for parents with children and for other attendants/caregivers. These facilities are all-gender, accessible spaces, which may include amenities for families such as baby changing stations.

*Gender identity refers to an individual’s internal sense of gender. A person’s gender identity may be different from or the same as the person’s sex assigned at birth.

Cornell University is committed to creating a climate that supports gender equity and complying with the obligations identified under Title IX. As a result, the university has established a Title IX coordinator and a team of deputies to address student, workforce, and athletics issues. In its efforts to address both its compliance obligations and its commitment to gender diversity, the university has created a gender-equity institutional plan (pdf) that includes how the university is addressing sexual harassment and assault as well as other aspects of gender equity.

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