UCI LGBT Resource Center


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Student Housing offers two on-campus housing options that are specifically LGBTQ and/or gender neutral in Arroyo Vista and Middle Earth. 

Arroyo Vista

Arroyo Vista housing provides academically themed houses for undergraduate students. Spectrum House is the LGBTQ+ house in AV. The Spectrum House is a unique community that celebrates and affirm the cultural experiences for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer, and questioning students and their allies through programming, community development, an increased visibility of LGBT students & issues, and providing a safe space for LGBTQ+ students and their allies. Focusing on creating an inclusive and welcoming campus environment for students of all sexual orientations and gender identities, the Spectrum House promotes the understanding about sexual orientation, gender, and other aspects of diversity to enhance students' leadership skills, personal development, and multicultural awareness. Residents who choose to live in the house will be asked to complete Safe Zone training, attend at least one LGBTRC/Spectrum program each quarter, and be an active, positive member of the house.

For more info visit their webpage

Middle Earth 

Open House, located in Isengard in Middle Earth, provides a gender neutral housing option and is open to first-year students.  The community focuses on creating a safe space where all residents are free to explore their identities and share in the diversity of their community. Open House is an inclusive and non-judgmental community where diversity and the exploration of identity are celebrated. While all residents are welcome, Open House is specifically a safe and affirming environment for residents who identify with the queer community. Residents of any sexual orientation or gender identity (including, but not limited to, lesbian, gay, bisexual, intersex, and transgender) are encouraged to apply, as are allies and supporters of the LGBTQ+ community. In conjunction with Student Housing and the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Resource Center, collaborative programs will foster community, encourage self-expression and create an atmosphere of openness and learning. In addition, in order to best serve its residents, Open House is the only hall in Middle Earth with gender-neutral roommate assignments, allowing for students to request a roommate of any gender identity.

For more info visit their webpage