All students should have access to toilets on campus that respect their gender identity.
Toilets for all
All campus buildings should provide access to female, male, gender-free, and disabled toilets. While anyone can use a gender neutral toilet, they are particularly important for students and staff
- who may feel uncomfortable in or unable to use gendered bathrooms.
- who transition from female to male, or from male to female.
- who don’t identify as female or male.
- whose gender is sometimes misread.
Depending on the toilet facilities, some toilets are easily transformed into gender-neutral toilets by signage. For small buildings providing gender neutral toilets may include signposting access to these toilets within other reasonably nearby buildings. Multi-cubicle toilets require more planning, and it is important to bear in mind that there are people who want to continue using gender-specific toilets rather than gender-free alternatives.
The University of Edinburgh is providing a map for gender neutral toilets.
Examples for gender neutral toilet signage
Sources: The University of Edingburgh