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LGBTQ+

All Gender Restrooms

All-gender restroom, or gender neutral restroom, is a restroom that anyone of any gender or non-gender can use. These restrooms can benefit many different people including families, differently abled persons, and transgender people. Historically, restrooms have been a place for harassment, discrimination, and threats of injury and arrest towards transgender people. All-gender restrooms provide an opportunity for our community members to enter a room without being questioned or interrogated. A list of all-gender restrooms at Skagit Valley College can be found here.
The list of restrooms on the MV campus follows:

  • Administration Annex
  • Cardinal Center
  • Norwood Cole Library
  • Nelson Hall – First floor
  • Roberts Hall
  • Reeves Hall
  • Lewis Hall- First, second and third floor
  • Ford Hall
  • Hodson Hall- Second floor
  • Angst Hall – First floor
  • Diesel Shop
  • Central Receiving
  • East Campus Building – First floor

Upcoming list for WIC/SJ Campus coming soon!

Letter from SVC Director of Human Resources

Dear College Community,

On May 13, 2016, the U.S. Department of Education issued a Dear Colleague letter with joint guidance from the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice to help provide educators the information they need to ensure that all students, including transgender students, can attend school in an environment free from discrimination based on sex.

Skagit Valley College supports and values the dignity of each member of its community and is committed to maintaining an environment free from discrimination and harassment. This commitment applies to all levels and areas of operations and programs and is intended to ensure that all students and employees are provided equitable opportunities to realize their goals and to function safely and effectively within the Skagit College environment.

All members of the Skagit Valley College community and visitors have the right to be free from all forms of discrimination and harassment. All individuals are also expected to conduct themselves in a manner that does not infringe upon the rights of others.

With recent changes to Washington State law and questions we have received from members of the college community about transgender rights and restroom usage, we have prepared the attached document, Guidance and Laws related to Sexual Orientation, Gender Expression and Gender Identity.

In short, faculty, students, staff and guests of Skagit Valley College are free to use whichever restroom aligns with their gender identity.  It is not up to other people to determine whether or not a given person is in the “right” restroom. If an individual chooses to enter that restroom, it is the right restroom for them.

Regards,

Carolyn Tucker
Executive Director of Human Resources

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