Trans Housing Assistance

The Department of Residence Education and Housing Services and the LBGT Resource Center are dedicated to providing safe and comfortable living environments for all students, including those whose gender identity and/or expression differs from the sex assigned to them at birth.

A transgender or non-binary student looking for a supportive living arrangement in the residence halls should contact one of the staff members listed below. Start with Suzette Babcock, she will be instrumental in this process. Because of limitations in the available housing options, there is no guarantee that all of a student’s preferences can be met, but we are highly committed to working with the student to find the best accommodations possible.

People to contact:

Suzette Babcock –

Jesse Beal –

Oprah Jrenal –

Housing assignments for transgender students are guided by the following values:

  • Respect for an affirmation of the student’s gender identity and/or expression.
  • Prioritized attention to the student’s physical safety and emotional health.
  • Enhance the student’s opportunity for success at Michigan State University by finding the best match between the student’s needs and the options available.

The Department of Residence Education and Housing Services also offers Flexible Housing options.

To learn more about these options, contact

Learn more about Flexible Housing and other trans-related policies at MSU here!