ESU is proud to include gender identity in our non-discrimination policy and want to make our campus free of barriers to inclusivity for all students, including those who may identify as outside the gender binary. Here's some important information for members of this community:

Preferred Name Policy: East Stroudsburg University permits students to use a preferred name in the course of University business and education. This would mean that a Preferred Name would appear on class rosters, residence hall rosters, and other documents. However, there are instances when the legal name must be used including employment (W-2) paperwork and financial aid, for example. For full details please review the Preferred Name Policy.

*Please note, once the preferred name is reflected in your MyESU Portal, you will still need to visit the Campus Card Center (lower level, University Center) to have a new eCard printed with your preferred name. You will also need to email helpdesk@esu.edu to request your email address be changed to reflect your preferred name.

Gender Inclusive Housing: Residence Life and Housing permits students to choose their roommates, regardless of biological sex, in Hemlock and Hawthorn Suites. It is also offered in the University Apartments, and University Ridge for sophomore level students, and above. The apartment, for example, could be selected as three females, three males, two females and a male, or two males and a female. Double rooms (shared bedrooms) will remain single gender.

Please contact the Residence Life and Housing Office for more information at (570) 422-3460.

Gender Inclusive Restrooms: Restrooms available to individuals of all genders are currently in the following areas:

  • Mattioli Recreation Center, 2nd Floor
  • Stroud Hall, All Floors
  • Flagler Metztgar Building, 2nd Floor
  • McGarry Communication Center
  • Facilities Management Complex
  • Hemlock Suites, Residence Life Office
  • Laurel Residence Hall, Lobby
  • Linden Residence Hall, Lobby
  • Starbucks on Campus, around the corner from the M/F bathrooms
  • University Apartments, Laundry Room (Building A)
  • University Ridge, Community Center

If you need any help finding information about the Gender & Sexuality Center, are interested in the work that we do, or have ideas about collaborating on future program, Please contact Dr. Gene Kelly at ekelly2@esu.edu

Contact Information

Campus Address
University Center
Title of Department Leader
Interim Director
Name
Gene Kelly, Ph.D.
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