Inclusive Restroom Program
Cal Poly is committed to ensuring that everyone on campus has access to safe and inclusive restrooms. We acknowledge that gendered restrooms (i.e., restrooms labeled “women’s” or “men’s”) can exacerbate stress, discomfort, and lack of safety for people who are transgender, nonbinary, and/or gender non-conforming.
For some history, when AB1732 was passed in 2017, the university renovated all single-occupant restrooms to All Gender. In September 2022, California Governor Newsom signed Senate Bill 1194 Public Restrooms: Building Standards (SB 1194 – Allen) into law. SB 1194 allows for multi-stall All Gender bathrooms in cities that choose to pass such an ordinance.
Student activism in the 2022-2023 school year alerted Cal Poly to the need for more All Gender restrooms across campus. Based on a public listening session held in January of 2023, participants agreed to move forward with a plan that increased the accessibility of All Gender restrooms on campus.
To move this initiative forward with different perspectives and experiences, the Inclusive Restroom Committee was formed. The Inclusive Restroom Committee is co-chaired by Joy Pedersen, Dean of Students and Michelle Chariton, Associate Director of Capital Projects, and includes students, staff, and faculty (see chart below for participant names). The Inclusive Restroom Committee met regularly from March – June 2023 to identify 15 additional existing multi-stall restrooms that will undergo signage changes to become All Gender restrooms.
If interested, please take the survey below to share your feedback on this program. We encourage responses from transgender, nonbinary, gender non-conforming, and/or disabled people. Individual survey responses will remain anonymous and will be accessible only by members of the Inclusive Restroom Committee, with the purpose of designing and executing a plan for more accessible and inclusive restrooms on campus. Broader themes that arise from survey results may be shared with campus partners working towards creating a more inclusive campus climate.
For additional education and resources, please visit https://sogie.calpoly.edu/education.
|Joy Pedersen||she/her||Dean of Students|
|Michelle Chariton||she/they||Pride Faculty Staff Association /
Facilities Management & Development
|Beya Makekau||Office of University Diversity and Inclusion|
|Jill Baxter||she/her||Facilities Managment & Development|
|Cat Placencia||she/her||University Housing|
|Agustin Badillo||they/them/theirs||Pride Center|
|Cheryl Flores||Native American & Indigenous Cultural Center|
|Alexia Arani||she/they||Faculty, Women's Gender, and Queer Studies|
|Jennifer Kearny Bates||she/her||Faculty, English|
|Cristian Reyes||he/him/'el||Undergraduate student, College of Liberal Arts|
|Georgia Alley||Undergraduate student, College of Architecture & Environmental Design|
|Elias Cate||Undergraduate student, College of Liberal Arts|
|Kevin Kerr||Undergraduate student, College of Liberal Arts|
|Ryan Carter||they/them||Undergraduate student, Liberal Arts and Engineering Studies|
|Mikala Purugganan||she/her||Undergraduate student, BioResource & Agricultural Engineering|
|Ashley Rios||Undergraduate student, Orfalea College of Business|
|Ricky||Undergraduate student, College of Agriculture, Food, and Environmental Sciences|
|Megan Massey||she/her||Staff/ Pride Faculty Staff Association|
For more resources related to diversity and inclusion in University Housing, please click here.
All Gender Multi-Stall Restrooms
Administration Building 1 103
Cotchett Education Building 2 119
Business Building 3 115
Aero Hangar Building 4A 102 Architecture & Environmental Design Building 5 208
Graphic Arts Building 26 117
Clyde P. Fisher Science Hall Building 33 234 H. P. Davidson Music Center Building 45 109 Environmental Horticultural Science Building 48 48Q Crandall Gymnasium Building 60 106 EHS - New Library Service Building 80 108A
Chase Hall Building 115 107
Student Services Building 124 221 Warren J. Baker Center for Science and Mathematics Building 180 103
William and Linda Frost Center for Research and Innovation Building 181 108
All Gender Single-Stall Restrooms
Information coming soon!