The Vermont Connection


In this paper I explore the experiences of trans* students in their residential life settings. I first identified three areas of discrimination and discomfort for trans* students, including the housing selection process, the relationships they have with roommates and residential life staff, and the residential hall community. Subsequently, I provided implications for making the housing experience better for trans* communities. Recommendations include gender-inclusive housing, training, and education for staff, trans*-affirming administrative policies, LGBTQ+ living-learning communities, and programming.