Safe Zone

Gender Neutral Restrooms

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All students, staff and faculty including transgender students, faculty, and staff should have access to restrooms that correspond to their gender identity.

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) enforces, among other statutes, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. Title IX protects people from discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities that receive Federal financial assistance. Title IX states that: No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance. The term ‘sex’ as it is used in Title IX is broad and encompasses gender identity, including transgender status. Educational programs and activities include access and use of campus facilities like classrooms, residence halls, restrooms, etc. Click here to learn more about Title IX.

Moreover, the Department of Labor’s (DOL) Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires that all employers under its jurisdiction provide employees with sanitary and available toilet facilities, so that employees will not suffer the adverse health effects that can result if toilets are not available when employees need them. The listing below provides guidance regarding restroom access for anyone seeking a gender neutral restroom at John Carroll University. OSHA’s goal is to assure that employers provide a safe and healthy working environment for all employees. Click here to learn more about OSHA’s recommendations to employers.

BuildingDirections
Schott Dining HallRestroom located behind Stir-Fry station.
Administration BuildingThere are two (2) restrooms in this building: one is located on 2nd floor, between room AD226 and Stairwell A. The other restroom is on the 3rd floor, located within the Sociology and Criminology Department.
Dolan Residence HallGuest bathroom located on 1st floor common room, next to vending machines.
Rodman HallBathroom located on 4th floor. Take the elevator, take a right after you exit and make a left towards Stairwell 5, take one last right turn, then look for Room 413: restroom located near this room.
Pacelli Residence HallGuest bathroom located on 1st floor by vending machines.
Bernet Residence HallGuest bathroom located on the 1st floor to the right of the RA/Duty Office.
Millor Residence HallGuest bathroom located near the main entrance, to the right of elevator.
Student Health and Wellness CenterBathroom located inside the center, please ask the receptionist for access.
Dolan Center for Science and TechonologyThere are two (2) restrooms in this building: one is located at the basement level of the Donahue Auditorium, on the left-hand side. Restroom is also accessible via the Dolan East elevator. The other bathroom is located in the west wing on the garage/ground level of the Dolan Center for Science and Technology, next to Room WG06: Central Scientific Stores and Laboratory Support Services. Take the Dolan West elevator to the Ground level, bathroom faces elevator doors.
University Counseling Center There are two (2) bathrooms in this building. One bathroom is located on 1st floor next the Violence Prevention and Action Center. Second bathroom is located on the 2nd floor: take a right at the end of the hallway off the stairs and bathroom located on the left-hand side.
Center for Career ServicesBathroom is located on the 2nd floor: take a slight left at the top of the stairs.
Campion Residence HallGuest bathroom located near the main entrance. Make a left to take the stairs and bathroom located on the left-hand side.
Murphy Residence HallGuest bathroom located on the 1st floor lobby. Bathroom is located on the right-hand side of the RA Duty Office.
Grasselli Library and Breen Learning CenterThere are six (6) restrooms in this building: there are two (2) on the Breen side of each floor.