Compliance

Gender-neutral restrooms

All individuals may use facilities such as restrooms, locker rooms, and changing rooms that correspond with their gender identity; in other words, individuals may use the restroom of the gender they identify with. This is consistent with WAC 162-32-060.

Gender-neutral restrooms are available for anyone to use, including people who are trans or genderqueer. They provide greater privacy for those who prefer it, and are accessible to persons with disabilities who have a caregiver of a different gender or to parents with a child of a different gender than themselves.

A list of gender-neutral bathrooms on the Seattle campus is maintained by the Q Center.

Can multi-use restrooms be made gender-neutral?
For multi-use restrooms, there are certain features that should be in place, such as stalls that provide a high degree of privacy for individual users. Departments should not attempt to convert a multi-stall gendered restroom to an gender-neutral restroom without seeking a review from the facilities services.

What if I see someone whose appearance is not consistent with the gender of the restroom and it makes me uncomfortable. Can I ask that person to leave?
No. Any action against a person who is using a restroom or other facility can only be taken due to that person’s actions or behavior while in the facility, and cannot be based on their gender expression or identity or perceived gender expression or identity.