MIT Opens All-Gender Restrooms
Honoring the right of every member of the MIT community to have reasonable accommodations and access to campus facilities, this spring MIT launched a pilot project designating multi-stalled, all-gender restrooms in different areas of the campus (4-201 and 5-316). This pilot project has since become a permanent addition to the MIT campus.
With clearance from the Massachusetts State Board of Examiners of Plumbers and Gas Fitters, four non-residential restrooms on the MIT campus are now open for use by all members of the community and visiting users, inclusive of all-gender identities. These are facilities with multiple stalls, and are in addition to the more than 80 single-stall all gender restrooms across campus
Privacy modifications have been made to the stalls in the designated restrooms, and updated signage identifies them as all-gender. Once the pilot is complete, the project team identified a moderate number of additional restrooms in various locations on campus that may also be modified for use by all members of the community. This project was organized by a collaborative team of students, faculty and staff, with the support of LBGTQ @MIT, MIT Facilities, and the Provost's Office.