Every first-year student at Haverford goes through the Customs program, which offers trans students built-in spaces to explore identity and reflect on their experience. Customs includes trained upper-class students who foster inclusive dialogue, and opportunities for the entire group to discuss gender identity and sexuality together. For more information on the first-year experience, please visit the First Year page.
Mixed-gender housing with all-gender restrooms is available in all upper-class housing. All-gender restrooms are pre-designated in certain Customs Groups, and all other Customs groups will work together upon arrival to designate their restrooms. Incoming first-year students can confidentially express their needs regarding pre-designated all-gender restrooms on the Housing Questionnaire available to matriculating students in the summer before their arrival.
In 2015, the College committed to incorporating single-use all-gender bathrooms into all new large-scale capital projects. In 2018, the College announced a comprehensive commitment to ensuring the availability of all-gender bathrooms in each of the academic and administrative buildings on campus.
The Office of Residential Life recognizes that trans students have a wide variety of housing preferences and needs. E-mail the Director of Residential Life (hc-reslife [at] haverford.edu), with individual concerns or questions, or contact the student-chaired Residential Life Committee.