Special Housing Consideration: Gender Identity and Expression

Campus Living and the Department of Intercultural Affairs at ECU are committed to providing a safe and comfortable living environment for all students, including gender diverse. Students requesting special housing consideration for living in the residence halls at ECU should complete the form below:

* Students requesting accommodation for a disability should contact the ECU Department for Disability Support Services

All requests are kept confidential and reviewed by ECU Campus Living’s Director of Housing Operations with guidance and support from Dr. Jesse R. Peel LGBTQ Center in the Department of Intercultural Affairs. These offices will work collaboratively to determine if, and how, to best meet the needs of each student.

General Information

We are committed to working with each student requesting special consideration to find the best accommodations possible. It is important to request your accommodations as soon as possible while the widest range of options are still available.

Campus Living assignment decisions for gender diverse students are guided by the following values:

  • Respect and affirmation of the student’s gender identity and/or expression and their desired housing situation
  • Prioritized attention to the student’s physical safety and emotional health
  • Enhancing the student’s opportunity for success at East Carolina University by finding the best match between the student’s needs and the available options
  • We must also remain compliant with UNC System policy 700.8.1

First-Year Students and Transfer Students

Requests from first-year students and transfer students received before April 1 for the fall semester and December 1 for the spring semester will receive priority consideration. Please note that transfer students are not guaranteed on-campus housing and acceptance of an accommodations request does not guarantee housing for a transfer student.

Continuing Students

Continuing students must renew their accommodations request on an annual basis. Requests received by February 1 will receive priority consideration. Continuing students who wish to receive continued accommodations must submit an application for housing and an accommodation request by the application deadline in order to be considered for continued accommodations on campus.

Contact Information

Gretchen Brockmann
Interim Director of Housing Operations
ECU Campus Living
(252) 328-4924
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Mark Rasdorf, MA, NCC
Senior Associate Director for the Dr. Jesse R. Peel LGBTQ Center
(252) 737-4451
Pronouns: He/Him/His


Additional Resources


InclusivECU is a Living Learning Community that has made the commitment to promote inclusivity, understanding, and education for the LGBT+ community and other minority groups on campus. This is one of the first programs of its kind, and we are dedicated to making sure everyone has a safe and encouraging community on campus. For more information, please click here.

Dr. Jesse R. Peel LGBTQ Center

As part of the Department of Intercultural Affairs within Student Involvement and Leadership at ECU, the LGBTQ Center works in conjunction with our colleagues in the Ledonia Wright Cultural Center, the Women and Gender Office, and the Center for Leadership and Civic Engagement to cultivate a transformative and culturally competent community centered in intercultural learning. For more information, please click here.