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Information for Incoming Students

If you are in the LGBTQ community, there are specific questions and qualifications you may have for your potential college or university. Below are LGBTQ-specific details about Point Park University for incoming students. If you have any other questions, feel free to reach out to Parker Werns, Point Park’s SafeZone coordinator, at pwerns@pointpark.edu

The information contained in this webpage can be found in a printable pdf: "Information for Incoming Students" 

Applying to Point Park University

  • You will need to use your legal name to apply to Point Park. However, there is a preferred name section on the application, which will then be used for all future correspondence and on your student ID.


  • The application will ask your gender and currently offers only male & female options. You can select whichever one is more comfortable for you, regardless of your legal gender. You are able to change this later by working with the ID office. 


  • When you fill out your housing questionnaire to register for on-campus housing, it gives four gender options: male, female, transitioning to male, and transitioning to female. You can select whatever one is most comfortable for you, regardless of your legal gender.
    Gender Options

  • Selecting “male” or “transitioning to male” will put you in the male roommate pool and selecting “female” or “transitioning to female” will put you in the female roommate pool.

  • There is a question on the housing form that states "I am willing to live with a roommate who self identifies as transgender" with a yes or no option. If you select either "transitioning to male" or "transitioning to female" as your gender option, you will only get paired with a roommate who has selected "yes" to that question

  • You are able to select your own roommate. However, they have to be in the same roommate gender pool. This means that if you selected “male” or “transitioning to male” as your gender option they would also have to select either “male” or “transitioning to male,” and if you selected “female” or “transitioning to female” they would also have to select either “female” or “transitioning to female.” 


  • Point Park allows anyone to use whatever restroom is most comfortable for them. There are also several gender-neutral restrooms around campus, marked with an R on the map below.

  • If you live on campus, you will either have a private restroom in your dorm room or suite (Lawrence Hall, Pioneer Hall, Conestoga Hall, and Boulevard Apartments) or a communal bathroom (Thayer Hall). The communal restrooms are gendered, but operate under the same system - you may use whatever restroom you feel most comfortable in. 


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