Housing

Is there a way to identify as LGBTQ as in incoming freshman to ensure that I am matched with accepting roommates?

Yes, you are able to identify as LGBTQ in your housing application, but there is no guarantee that you will be matched with an accepting roommate. There have been instances of BGLTQ-identified students being matched with non-accepting roommates. Making explicitly known any and all qualities of the people you would like to live with should be detailed in your first-year housing questionnaire, and the Freshman Dean's Office will do its best to match you appropriately. If you are matched with a non-accepting roommate, please raise your concern to your proctor and/or your resident dean… Read more about Is there a way to identify as LGBTQ as in incoming freshman to ensure that I am matched with accepting roommates?

What is a BGLTQ specialty tutor/proctor?

Resident Tutors and Proctors are valued and important members of the staff of Harvard College who play a role in the residential and educational life of undergraduates. Each House and the Yard form a small academic and social community in which Resident Tutors/Proctors and undergraduates live, eat, socialize and study together within the larger context of the College and University. BGLTQ specialty tutors and proctors serve as resources for students wanting counseling, information, social contacts, etc.… Read more about What is a BGLTQ specialty tutor/proctor?

How can I apply for gender neutral housing? Is this available to all students who request it?

Rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors may request to form mixed-gender rooming groups.  All occupants must voluntarily agree to the arrangements.  As with all rooming inquiries, requests for mixed-gender rooming groups should be made to the House Administrator, and will be addressed and managed on a case-by-case basis, taking into account all circumstances, including space constraints.

For more information about this policy, contact your House Administrator or the Freshman Dean’s Office.  If you have gender-based needs that require accommodations beyond those offered by this policy… Read more about How can I apply for gender neutral housing? Is this available to all students who request it?

Boston GLASS

Boston GLASS, a BGLTQ Youth Drop-In center, provides counseling, advocacy and referrals for health care services and housing to Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning (GLBTQ) teens and young adults, many of whom are youth of color.